South African Airways in Johannesburg, South Africa, has adopted the OpCenter ACARS message-handling service from ARINC Inc. of Annapolis, Md., to manage the airline’s air operational data-link message traffic.
OpCenter, a Web-based and -hosted service, assists more than 40 carriers in overseeing and facilitating real-time communications between aircraft and ground personnel.
Authorized airline employees can not only exchange data-link messages with air-traffic service organizations, aircraft, and remote operations sites, but also communicate with flight crews and interrogate avionics.
The new implementation provides South African Airways access to data-link messages via the Internet or ARINC’s AviNet network. For more information, visit www.arinc.com.