May 4, 2017 – Rockwell Collins has delivered its first Iridium ICS-300 SATCOM units to Boeing for the B737 MAX aircraft. This line-fit option is the only approved Iridium SATCOM system for Boeing platforms, and provides long-range voice capabilities as well as data link communications that improve operational efficiency.
The ICS-300 system operates over the Iridium satellite network, which has global coverage so reliable communications can be established between the ground and the aircraft, enabling improved routing and enhanced coordination between the flight crew and operations.
“This solution offers B737 MAX customers a highly reliable and cost-effective platform for all their aircraft operational communications needs wherever they may fly,” said Brian Pemberton, vice president and general manager of aviation for Iridium.
The Iridium constellation consists of 66 low-Earth orbit satellites, enabling real-time communications anywhere on the planet and extends coverage to include polar and all remote airspaces.