Challenger 604 ICG ICS120A Iridium Satcom System

ICG ICS120A Iridium Satcom System installed on a Challenger 604

An ICG NxtLink Iridium Satcom system was just installed on a Challenger 604. This system is designed to specifically provide the flight crew with AOC and ATS messaging.  It contains a single channel Short Burst Data (SBD) modem to support ACARS, FANS messaging and CPDLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communication).

The light weight system comprises of a Transceiver and a small 3” diameter antenna installed in the upper aft fuselage.  No cabin space is used for this equipment.  This system is the most cost-effective way to provide worldwide coverage for ATC messaging and is designed for use with CPDLC.