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Virgin Atlantic Renews ARINC Contracts

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Virgin Atlantic has renewed multiple contracts for a range of ARINC GLOBALink aviation communications services.

ARINC and Virgin Atlantics working relationship began in 1993 and ARINC has been the primary provider of air to ground communications for Virgin Atlantic since 2002. It currently provides all Data Link and Voice Communications for the cockpit and cabin to the Virgin Atlantic fleet worldwide.

The contracts just renewed include comprehensive data link, voice, and satellite services. Virgin Atlantic also renewed its contract for ARINC OpCenter message management, a hosted service which offers carriers global delivery and access to Data Link messages.

We are extremely pleased to receive this comprehensive new agreement from a great customer and one of the worlds most innovative airlines, said ARINC EMEA Senior Program Director Michael DiGeorge. Our long association with Virgin Atlantic is a major factor in ARINCs industry leadership today, and we trust the partnership has been mutually beneficial for our Customer.

Scott Clark, Principal Design & Development Engineer at Virgin Atlantic, added, Virgin Atlantic recognizes ARINC as a superior supplier with deep technical expertise - a true Global Communications partner that can provide services across all media including VHF, HF, SATCOM and SBB ... Their ability to deliver flexible, highly reliable, cost-effective solutions, and to evolve and adapt technology to expand customer capabilities is unmatched.

Virgin Atlantic uses ARINCs GlobaLink VHF ACARS Data Link service, Air/Ground Domestic and Air/Ground International voice services, as well as GLOBALink/Satellite and GLOBALink HFDL High Frequency Data Link services for global communications with its fleet.

The airline also uses the ARINC OpCenter remote host processing solution, which enables the airline to view and send Data Link messages globally using either Type B or internet access. This service is wholly managed by ARINC and benefits the carrier by reducing overhead costs with a unique web-based host processing solution.

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