cobham showcases aviator sp satcom solution for helicopters

February 27, 2018

Cobham SATCOM is demonstrating the versatility and high-performance capabilities of its AVIATOR SP (Special Purpose) range specifically developed for helicopter applications at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo.
Offering Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband service for satellite communications support that is critical for special applications ranging from fire-fighting helicopters to military uses, the Cobham solutions offer in-flight connectivity access to the Internet, email and IP voice calls, plus they can support video streaming, video conferencing and aerial surveillance.
AVIATOR SP systems are robust and ruggedized to meet enhanced requirements to environmental specifications. The rain-fade resistant satcom units have extended qualifications for helicopter vibrations and non-pressurised environments and they withstand wider temperature ranges.
Available in single or multi-channel configurations, AVIATOR SP has a small component footprint and a variety of mounting options, plus they include Cobham’s compact antennas that are qualified for helicopter installation.
Cobham’s SP satcom solutions have been proven and tested in a variety of helicopter applications, with installations on the Mi-8 for FLIR imagery and communication, the AW101 and EH101 for ‘Office in the Sky’ services, the UH-60 Blackhawk for military connectivity and the Bell 407 for FLIR video and communication.
The range encompasses single channel systems featuring speeds up to 432Kbps, enabling L-band satcom on even the most space-restricted aircraft. The multi-channel systems offer the highest performance available on SwiftBroadband at up to 1,600Kbps. The systems include a choice of Cobham High Gain Antenna or the IGA-5001 Intermediate Gain Antenna.
Cobham SATCOM is revolutionising satcom technology with a game-changing range of versatile solutions from the world’s most compact to the highest performance Inmarsat terminals. To learn more, visit Cobham Stand C1334 during HAI Heli-Expo or visit