Will Accelerate Work On VHF Network In Region
Following major contract wins at
three of the largest airport construction projects in the Middle
East, ARINC Incorporated this week announced it will accelerate its
planned investment in the region by building out an extensive
network of VHF air-ground stations over the coming months.
ARINC previously installed two new VHF stations at Bahrain and
Dubai, and those are already operational. It now plans an
aggressive rollout of VHF stations across the region to support the
increasing requirement for ARINC data link services in the Middle
East. At the 2007 Dubai Air Show Monday, ARINC also announced its
African coverage will be expanded with new VHF station deployments
at Nairobi, Johannesburg, and Capetown in the coming months.
ARINC says the expansion of VHF infrastructure will add to
current voice and data link coverage for EMEA, and permit
cost-effective new communications for carriers. The company has
also just expanded the capacity of its AviNet core global network
by the addition of two new network nodes in Dubai.
ARINC’s mission-critical AviNet network carries half of
the world’s air operational communications and has served
commercial airlines and government organizations for more than 70
years. It also carries a major share of electronic business
communications such as Type B networking to support the aviation
and travel industries. ARINC’s expanded network capacity at
Dubai now enables the company to offer other types of proven and
innovative communications solutions in the region.
One innovation, the AviNet Mail messaging service, has already
proven a big success in EMEA, adding over 650 mailboxes in the last
2 years. Among well-known corporate names who have moved to the
AviNet Mail messaging service in recent months are PWC Aviation, Z
Aviation Services, UAS, Palm Aviation, and Hadid International.
An Internet-based messaging service, AviNet Mail offers
subscribers reliable access to both Type B networks and e-mail
systems from any location in the world.
"ARINC is constantly adapting its
product offerings to meet EMEA’s market demands and to
address the challenges our customers face on a daily basis," said
David Poltorak, Vice President & Managing Director, ARINC
EMEA. "New capabilities and add-ons will further strengthen
AviNet Mail’s position in both the EMEA region and the rest
of the world."
ARINC’s AviNet now switches 3 billion IATA messages a year
(40% of the world’s Type B messaging traffic), and supports
all the major protocols and IATA formats across the global network.
It carries 65% of the world’s air operational communications,
as well as delivering the world’s leading satellite broadband
services. Over 260 airlines use ARINC’s IT products and
services, contributing to the security, effectiveness, and
efficiency of civil aviation operations worldwide.