Iridium Companion Collins Aerospace Passes Improvement Milestone for Iridium Certus® – Drones Information


Collins Aerospace’s Iridium Certus low gain antenna successfully connects to operational Iridium® satellites and keeps them on track for product launch in 2022

MCLEAN, Virginia, September 30, 2020 – Collins Aerospace, partner of Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM), continues to make progress with the launch of its new Iridium Certus aerospace terminal. The company has reached an important milestone in development and is the first aerospace partner of Iridium Certus to have an aeronautical grade antenna, in this case an Active Low Gain Antenna (ALGA), connected to the Iridium constellation.

Collins Aerospace’s Iridium Certus solution is designed to meet the connectivity needs of commercial, commercial and government aircraft. The service will enable a variety of features for cockpit security, graphical weather, electronic flight bags, enhanced aircraft reports and other operational aircraft services for airline and government customers. This is offered by the small form factor antennas currently being tested and terminals which are ideal for smaller aircraft operators who require an internet connection.

Announced as an Iridium service provider for the aerospace industry in 2018, Collins Aerospace continues to make advances in its solution to deliver a faster, more reliable SATCOM experience. Iridium Certus is a multi-service communication platform that offers the highest speed of L-band connectivity and only a truly global mobile satellite service on the market.

“Collins Aerospace continues to play a critical role in delivering the next generation of L-band broadband solutions to customers around the world,” said Bryan Hartin, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Iridium. “The advancement of the Iridium Certus SATCOM solution paves the way for a safer and more connected sky.”

A copy of Collins Aerospace’s full announcement can be found here: Collins Aerospace Brings New SATCOM Capabilities to Aviation through Iridium Certus® Service

About Iridium Communications Inc.

Iridium® is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium offers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communication. In 2019 the company completed a generation upgrade of its satellite network and launched its new dedicated broadband service Iridium Certus®. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, USA and its common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information on Iridium products, services, and partner solutions, please visit

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