Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has teamed up with Reliable Robotics, an industry leader in safety-enhancing aircraft automation systems, to integrate remotely piloted aircraft systems safely and efficiently into the US National Airspace System and airspace around the world. This collaboration will leverage Inmarsat’s Velaris satellite communications service to offer connectivity between remote pilots and aircraft, including voice and digital communication links with air traffic control.
This new operating model can be brought to market quickly, without costly infrastructure, and expand the operational range for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS). By automating cargo aircraft, Reliable Robotics aims to increase safety, improve efficiency, and open up more routes to regional airports. The partnership will help to create a secure and consistent transmission of digital commands, telemetry, and voice data critical to remote aircraft operation, where the availability and integrity of the link are essential to overall performance.
Inmarsat delivers world leading, innovative, advanced and exceptionally reliable global, mobile communications across the world – in the air, at sea and on land – that are enabling a new generation of commercial, government and mission-critical services. Inmarsat is powering the digitalization of the maritime industry, making operations more efficient and safer than ever before. It is driving a new era of inflight passenger services for aviation, while ensuring that aircraft can fly with maximum efficiency and safety. Furthermore, Inmarsat is enabling the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enabling the next wave of world-changing technologies that will underpin the connected society and help build a sustainable future. And now Inmarsat is developing the first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional communications network of the future, ORCHESTRA.