Kuwait Airways is Using Collins Aerospace ACARS Over IP on A330NEOs


Kuwait Airways is ready to begin uplinking and downlinking non-critical non-air traffic control (ATC) Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) messages over internet protocol (IP) links, according to a Nov. 14 press release shared by Collins Aerospace Air Show.

Two of the Airbus A330neo aircraft being operated by the Middle Eastern carrier are equipped to transmit non-safety ACARS messages over IP by using the Collins Aerospace Ground Flight Operations and Maintenance Exchanger (Ground FOMAX). The airline is using Ground FOMAX in an effort to reduce the amount of non-safety ACARS messaging traffic transmitted over the traditional very high frequency (VHF) and safety satellite communications channels that airlines traditionally use them for.


Source: Civil Aviation Authority – Qatar