Effective, accurate and secure global pilot communications.
L3Harris’ AFIRS 228 provides the aircraft crew with effective, accurate and secure satellite-based cockpit communications systems globally.
The AFIRS 228 provides global communications between pilot and air traffic control (ATC), aeronautical operation control (AOC) and airline administrative control (AAC) using the Iridium® high-fidelity satellite network is known for global connectivity, including across oceans and desolate regions. This SATCOM solution uses the standard cockpit controls from the audio control panel and the MCDU with a second modem dedicated to safety datalink services using standard ACARS and FANS message sets. The AFIRS 228 includes telecom functions integrated into the cockpit audio system, as well as through the conventional telephony devices.
MCDU priority voice dialing
Integrated cockpit audio
Long-range FANS & CPDLC
Sole-source line-fit solution on Airbus A220, A320 and A330
System level certification by Airbus for datalink applications including CPDLC safety services and safety voice certification for FANS over Iridium
FMS/ATSU and transmission are completed through ATC networks via ARINC/SITA
Low profile passive antenna reduces drag and provides better fuel efficiency
AFIRS 228 enables long-range FANS & CPDLC.
The AFIRS 228, designed for demanding 21st century communications needs, enables long-range Future Air Navigation System (FANS) and Controller-to-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) using the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) network for traffic controller-to-pilot messaging.