Posted by John McHale ATLANTA, 22 Oct. 2010. International Communications Group (ICG) in Newport News, Va., announced that Embraer will equip its midlight Legacy 450, midsize Legacy 500, and ultra large cabin Lineage 1000 aircraft with ICG's datalink-capable Iridium Communications Systems (ICS). ICG will be the primary satellite communications provider to Embraer Executive Jet owners on various business jet models to include the Lineage 1000 and Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 series aircraft. With ICG's ICS-220A Iridium Communications System, Embraer Executive Jet owners will have dual full-service Iridium channels, providing both flight deck and cabin voice services, along with a dedicated Short Burst Data (SBD) Datalink Modem in a single line replaceable unit (LRU). Operators will have the option to choose between the ICG NxtLink series; ICS-220A dual channel system or the ICS-400 quad channel device. The ICG Iridium based avionics, provide seamless global communications services without the inconveniences of handoff or no service areas, including polar regions. In addition, these systems provide communications services for the traditional Datalink services such as Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting Systems (ACARS) and Airborne Flight Information Service (AFIS), as well as the Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS 1/A) to include Controller Pilot Datalink Communications (CPDLC), and ADS-C messaging. With the ICS-220A system installed, the operator is prepared for the emerging rule changes and mandates for required flight deck communications to achieve FANS compliance and to fly FANS routes.