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Blue Sky Network announces double award-winning SkyLink passes DO-160G aviation qualifications
Blue Sky Network today announced that its SkyLink 7100 aviation solution has completed DO-160G qualification testing and can now be installed on crewed aircraft. Additionally, the SkyLink single-channel Iridium antenna has received FAA TSO C159d approval. This dual-mode communications solution leverages next-generation Iridium satellite service and local 4G/LTE networks, providing aviation customers with continuous pole-to-pole coverage.
To attain DO-160G qualification, the system passed rigorous environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne avionics equipment, including electrical, mechanical, and weather-related tests.
“We are incredibly proud to have met these high industry standards,” says Jason Hicks, Blue Sky Network VP of Business Development. “SkyLink is now the first certified Iridium Certus® 100 airborne solution offering mid-band satellite data and high-definition voice.”
SkyLink 7100 offers best-in-class performance for fixed wing, rotorcraft, and the burgeoning uncrewed aircraft (UAS) industry. This system also unlocks new capabilities for infrastructure monitoring, cargo delivery, aerial firefighting, EMS, airline information, government, and crew/passenger communications.
SkyLink 7100 is one of four unique products in Blue Sky Network’s SkyLink suite of solutions offered across land, sea, air, and IoT markets.