Air China has confirmed the upgrade of A319 SATCOM via Airbus LCS Service Bulletin. Cobham Aerospace Communications’ Light Cockpit Satcom (LCS) system represents a disruptive evolution in aircraft cockpit communications. Compared to previous legacy systems, LCS offers two separate aircraft communication network domains, up to 80 times the data transfer capacity and approved secure IP based ACARS/SATVOICE safety services with VPN/IPsec. In addition to its extensive communication capabilities, the LCS system offers the best SWaP parameters (size, weight, power) for a SwiftBroadband Safety (SB-S) system. It also supports future i4D/4D trajectory-based operations for continental and oceanic use (SESAR Iris and FAA NextGen).
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