As owner of one of the largest secure private networks worldwide, SITA FOR AIRCRAFT manages the world’s leading aircraft communications ecosystem. Today, our AIRCOM® Cockpit Services enable around 18,000 aircraft and 250 airline customers to transmit around 10 million daily messages.
Our complete AIRCOM® Cockpit Services is the only solution in the market offering true business continuity, with our geographically diverse, dual-processor approach ensuring in-built resilience and swift fault recovery by design.
Through our AIRCOM® Cockpit Services, carriers can access and use our market leading, multilink AIRCOM® Aircraft Network ecosystem, enabling wireless air/ground voice and data communications between the aircraft and AIRCOM® Core.
AIRCOM® Core is our integrated software and hardware solution that receives, processes, manages and distributes voice and data communications, while reducing deployment complexity. It supports two-way voice and data exchanges between our AIRCOM® Ground Network, carrier ground systems, and the AIRCOM® Aircraft Network.
With our complete AIRCOM® Cockpit Services, customers gain access to a diverse, highly integrated and ever-evolving ecosystem, encompassing conventional VHF and VDL radio spectrum, satellite networks and new generation Internet Protocol networks.
Customers who have used this product
Around 250 customers worldwide.
Features and Benefits
World-leading secure private network
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s AIRCOM® Cockpit Services give you the complete package, including networked ground infrastructure components, service management and ground delivery of essential bi-directional voice and data, with optimum security.
Flexible radio transmission
Our leading VHF/VDL data telecommunications network is delivered via the aeronautical VHF band and our or partner ground stations worldwide. By using AIRCOM® Cockpit Services, customer aircraft may switch automatically between VHF and VDL transmissions, according to the type of ground station logged into. They can also log into ground stations operated by select organizations with internetworking agreements, such as AVICOM (Japan) and DATACOM (Brazil).
Out of VHF/VDL range, AIRCOM® Cockpit Services give customer aircraft access to satellite links for two-way voice and data communications between aircraft, ground systems and other authorized third parties. Aircraft operators can subscribe for access to a variety of diverse and dedicated satellite links. These include Inmarsat’s Classic Aero, SwiftBroadband-Safety, SwiftBroadband, and Iridium’s satellite communications network.
AIRCOM® Cockpit Services also offer access to ACARS over IP services using terrestrial cellular. This service, delivered with our onboard AoIPConnect solution and with Teledyne Controls GroundLink Datalink, offers enhanced resilience through interoperable use of cellular and ACARS networks, increased network capacity and faster and more cost-effective data transmission.
The solution manages the processing and exchange of voice and data communications in line with all industry standards including Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) 618, AEEC 620 and Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN). We consult our customers on any avionics configurations required when using satellite links through the solution, with VHF/VDL networks set as priority.
Secure, resilient delivery
Our AIRCOM® Core is enabled through a dedicated secured IP network. This connects both customer and authorized third- party ground systems to our network using available terrestrial connections. It operates through a dual site architecture with active-active infrastructure, which provides high availability and business continuity through geographic diversity redundancy and automatic failover.
New generation aircraft communications: A unified solution for congested skies
Download our thought leadership paper to uncover our multilink, new generation datalink vision for the air transport industry.
ACARS: Critical aviation communications in the connected aircraft age
Our infographic highlighting the role ACARS messaging and our critical aircraft communications services plays at the heart of aviation.
Wizz Air first in Europe to pioneer ACARS over IP with SITA FOR AIRCRAFT
Wizz Air has become the first carrier in Europe to deploy our pioneering, airline integrated, ACARS over IP service.
Customer Success Stories
We are pleased to be continuing our relationship with SITA FOR AIRCRAFT. We will be able to move forward with better and more efficient aircraft timing reporting and conduct data transmissions across our entire network.
Konstantin Milarov, M.Sc., Technical Services Manager, Wizz Air
The efficient communication and network technology that SITA and SITA FOR AIRCRAFT have delivered are both essential for smooth operations and facilitating our expansion.
Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara
Much of this data transfer over the SITA FOR AIRCRAFT network is automated, including the maintenance information. Reducing human input makes the processes more streamlined and therefore more efficient. In turn, that helps us improve our performance while keeping costs down.
Mr Mittu Chandilya, CEO of AirAsia India
We are delighted to partner with SITA FOR AIRCRAFT for its pioneering ACARS over cellular service. We are now able to prioritize messages and choose delivery channels based on message tier. We have taken this bold step to significantly transform the management of data within our operations and are proud to achieve this ‘first’ for Cebu Pacific and the Philippines.
Francesc Torres, Director Operations Support, Cebu Pacific
Find out about the strategic partners and collaborations involved in delivering our complete AIRCOM® Cockpit Services, which offer true business continuity with in-built resilience and swift fault recovery by design.
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and Inmarsat
Inmarsat is a longstanding satellite communications partner, its global satellite networks supporting safety and operational aircraft communications.Read more
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and Iridium
As a satellite communications owner-operator, Iridium has a longstanding relationship with us in aircraft communications services supporting safety and operational communications.Read more
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and Teledyne Controls
Together we and Teledyne Controls provide the aviation industry’s first airline integrated AoIPConnect® terrestrial cellular service.Read more
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