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SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and L3Harris
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and L3Harris

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and L3Harris

We have a longstanding partnership with L3Harris Technologies (Harris Corporation), selecting Harris in 1998 to develop a VDL ground station.

Partner
L3Harris Technologies

Market
Airlines
ANSPs

Country
Italy

Products/Services Engaged

L3Harris Technologies is an American technology company, defense contractor and information technology services provider. It produces C6ISR systems and products, wireless equipment, tactical radios, avionics and electronic systems, night vision equipment and terrestrial and spaceborne antennas.

The company was formed from the merger of L3 Technologies (formerly L-3 Communications) and Harris Corporation in June 2019 and is expected to be the sixth-largest defense contractor in the world.

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT, formerly SITA, has a longstanding partnership with L3Harris Technologies (then Harris Corporation). In 1998, SITA selected Harris to develop a ground station providing the ICAO standard very high frequency datalink (VDL) service.

In 2013, SITA and the then Harris Corporation announced a contract under which SITA would provide the equipment for deploying an FAA-approved aircraft ground station network, enabling air/ground digital data communications.

The partnership formed part of the $150m Data Communications Network Services (DCNS) element of the then Harris' Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) Program to move air traffic control from voice to data communications, increasing efficiency and safety.

In 2016, Harris Corporation awarded SITA FOR AIRCRAFT the prestigious DCIS Diamond Award for its work on the project. SITA FOR AIRCRAFT offers continued support to L3Harris for the delivery for FAA Data Comm.

“SITA FOR AIRCRAFT demonstrated a complete partner approach with Harris and the FAA. Program Managers and Technical Leads remained constantly engaged on numerous projects and ensured milestones remained on schedule despite acceleration of efforts. SITA FOR AIRCRAFT works closely with Harris on several initiatives in order for projects to stay on track with cost, schedule, and performance requirements.” – Jondavid DuVall, Subcontract Manager

Find out more about L3Harris by visiting the company website.