New applications to expand safety and operations
benefits to airlines worldwide
08 November 2017: Inmarsat (ISAT:L), the
world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, today
launched the Certified Application Provider Programme to certify third party
commercial applications for use on its SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) platform.
The new programme is open to
established application providers and developers. It involves a two-step
certification process to test and optimise applications compatible with SB-S, Inmarsat’s
next generation communications platform for the aircraft flight deck.
SB-S is the first satcom platform
designed to meet the needs of the modern flight deck by providing global,
high-speed and secure IP broadband connectivity to the cockpits of the world’s
airlines, with a growing range of applications that improve safety and
These include real-time graphical
weather updates, flight optimisation and crew workload reduction applications.
Providers of applications certified by the programme will benefit from an
expanded eco-system of expertise, while also gaining access to new revenue
streams and joint business opportunities. Inmarsat will also provide test
environments and software development kits for optimised data transmission.
Certified applications will, in turn, be promoted in Inmarsat’s ‘solutions
labs’, increasing awareness of the solutions amongst its customers.
Mary McMillan, Vice President of Safety
and Operational Services at Inmarsat Aviation, said: “SwiftBroadband-Safety
sets a new standard for flight deck communications, ensuring the aviation
industry can take full advantage of IP connectivity in the air, today and in
the future. Our new aviation CAP Programme not only opens up a wealth of
opportunity for existing applications providers and developers to further their
innovative solutions, it means we can offer the heightened safety and
streamlined operations applications airlines demand.”
Currently in service with Hawaiian
Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines and United Airlines, SB-S has been selected by
Airbus for its popular A320 and A330 fleets. The CAP Programme gives SB-S
customers access to the latest applications and cutting-edge technologies and
is part of a wider Inmarsat initiative to bring third party applications across
For further information:
Jonathan Sinnatt Robeel Haq
Director of Corporate Communications
Senior PR Manager and Social Media, Aviation
+44 (0)20 7728 1935 +44 (0)20 7728 1352
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile
satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing
reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises
and other organisations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at
sea or in the air. Inmarsat operates around the world, with a presence in the
major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on
the London Stock Exchange (ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.
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