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Korean Air renews its contract with ARINC

Seoul-based Korean Air has renewed a major contract with ARINC Incorporated for flight operational communications. An ARINC customer for 20 years, Korean Air currently uses…

Seoul-based Korean Air has renewed a major contract with ARINC Incorporated for flight operational communications. An ARINC customer for 20 years, Korean Air currently uses ARINC data link and voice services, including GLOBALinkSM/VHF, GLOBALink/HF, GLOBALink/Satellite (Satcom), and voice communication services. The new agreement extends these for three more years.

“Maintaining a high level of operational excellence is vital to achieving our goal of industry leadership,” said Mr. K. J. Lee, General Manager, Information Technology Department, Korean Air. “Keeping our global fleet of 122 aircraft running smoothly and safely is thus a very high priority for us. We have been extremely pleased with GLOBALink services and ARINC’s support over the years. They have fully met our requirements, and we have no hesitation in renewing our contract with them.”

Randy Pizzi, ARINC Vice President and Managing Director, Asia/Pacific, said “Korean Air is among ARINC’s best long-term customers, and we greatly value the relationship we have built with them. We will continue to ensure our GLOBALink services remain competitive and relevant for the industry, and we remain committed to serving the needs of our customers like Korean Air.”

GLOBALink/VHF is ARINC’s VHF data link service, the technology behind the world standard ACARS Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System. ACARS is used globally for air operational control and, increasingly, for air traffic control. There are currently more than 120 GLOBALink remote ground stations in operation throughout China, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.

On remote routes Korean Air will make use of ARINC’s GLOBALink/Satellite (Satcom) service. GLOBALink/Satellite expands reliable data link connectivity to many of the world’s most remote air routes.

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