The enhanced satellite communication System AeroPhone+® provides worldwide accessible voice and data communication. The transmission of position reports and text messages is in particular of special concern for mission and police related tasks.
Aerophone+® is a dual channel system and utilizes the world wide available IRIDIUM network. Aerophone+® is certified through EASA according to ETSO-2C514. For fleet management, Aerophone+® can be used to send automatic or manual position reports.
For this purpose, the SDB (Short Burst Data) services of the IRIDIUM network is used. This service can also be used to exchange any other reports or text messages between a ground centre and the aircraft.