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07 Mar 2018
Airbus Helicopters and Outerlink sign cooperation agreement

Airbus Helicopters and Outerlink are pleased to announce a principle agreement of cooperation in the connectivity area. 


Airbus Helicopters is willing to propose to its customers the widest range of connectivity solutions. 
Outerlink has developed a solution with the IRIS system providing an in-flight real-time fleet tracking, but also monitoring and alerting function, both  using the satellite communication network. 


As a standard feature, IRIS is also capable of Irridium NEXT. 
Thanks to such function, on ground operators will permanently monitor the position, and the general health status of the helicopter. On event, ground operators will also have in real time the possibility to select the relevant parameter to be monitored, depending on the flight context. Ground WiFi & Cellular data downloads are part of the IRIS scope. 


Airbus Helicopters and Outerlink will therefore shortly study and conclude on how the IRIS system will be part of the worldwide Airbus solutions portfolio for the retrofit market.