Cathay Pacific Selects Avionica for Second Generation e-Enablement System

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 12:00 AM Print This Post

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cathay Pacific Airways has selected Avionica as the integrator and
supplier for their e-Enabled, airborne global connectivity program.
Starting in early 2017, Cathay Pacific’s second generation e-Enabled
system will be deployed across the Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon
fleets, including the B777, B747, A320 and A330 aircraft types. In
selecting Avionica, Cathay Pacific obtains extensive expertise in STC
development and installation support for its e-Enablement solution.
Avionica’s e-Enablement hardware package provides Cathay Pacific a
single, common set of hardware across Boeing and Airbus fleets.

“Avionica offers Cathay Pacific an integrated airborne hardware solution
for e-enablement and full-time global connectivity. As part of their STC
integration experience, Avionica’s STC design data package is of among
the highest quality that we have seen,” said Rob Saunders, Head of
Engineering Business Improvement and Lean at Cathay Pacific Airways.

This selection marks an important milestone in the development of
airline e-Enablement as Avionica continues its expansion into Asia’s air
transport market with its versatile global voice and data connectivity
solutions. Accordingly, Cathay Pacific will achieve fleetwide deployment
of an advanced e-Enablement program – a program that is at the heart of
Cathay Pacific’s efficiency enhancing initiatives.

Avionica’s solution available to Cathay Pacific includes:

  • satLINK MAX Iridium satellite communications system
  • aviONS Onboard Network Server
  • avCM 4G cellular device
  • avSYNC QAR download

satLINK MAX remains the industry’s only 4-channel, FANS-1/A and ATC
Voice Safety Service approved Iridium SATCOM system. The multitude of
Iridium channels enables Cathay Pacific to maximize e-Enabled aircraft
connectivity without restricting critical Voice and FANS-1/A safety

aviONS provides an open-platform network solution supporting airline and
third party e-Enablement systems. aviONS enhances airborne connectivity
with global 4G Cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity. Cathay Pacific will tap
aviONS’ Wi-Fi connectivity for crew wireless applications, including
efficient in-flight reporting of cabin discrepancy.

To manage connectivity, Avionica’s avSYNC global data transfer network
is available to provide automated data transfer between aircraft and
their operation center. As Cathay Pacific’s e-Enabled aircraft focus is
efficiency, avSYNC’s ability to automate data synchronization of onboard
applications would become a key component of its strategy.

“We’re excited to have been selected by Cathay Pacific in deploying the
e-Enabled aircraft solution across their fleet of aircraft. We welcome
Cathay to the family of customers that entrust their hardware, STC
integration, and data management to us,” said Avionica Vice President of
Sales Anthony Rios. “Cathay is leading the charge in e-Enablement. With
this selection, Avionica becomes the lead enabler to achieve that.”

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong-based airline offering scheduled
passenger and cargo services to nearly 200 destinations in Asia, North
America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of more than 140
wide-body aircraft. The company is a member of the Swire group and is a
public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Cathay Dragon is
a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific, and the airline also has a
60% stake in AHK Air Hong Kong Ltd, an all-cargo carrier operating
regional express freight services. Cathay Pacific has made substantial
investments to develop Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading global
transportation hubs. The airline is a founder member of the oneworld
global alliance.

About Avionica

Headquartered in Miami for 25 years, Avionica is the world’s leading
aircraft data collection and data transmission manufacturer, designing
and producing innovative, safety-qualified, state-of-the-art solutions
that are revolutionizing air transportation. For more information,
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