SOURCE: Vizada



September 19, 2011 08:07 ET

Vizada and ARINC Extend and Renew Contracts for Mobile Satellite Services

Long-Term Partnership Includes Delivery of Inmarsat Services to Aero Customers

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - Vizada, the world's largest independent satellite communications provider, and ARINC Incorporated, the leading provider of aeronautical services for commercial airlines, business aviation and government customers, announced today that the companies are extending and renewing their contract agreements to provide Inmarsat Classic Aero voice and data services over both Inmarsat's I-4 and I-3 satellite networks. These multi-year agreements mark the continuation of a relationship spanning two decades that includes the provision of both fixed (FSS) and mobile (MSS) satellite services to commercial and government aviation customers.

"ARINC is the leading provider of communications and engineering solutions to the commercial and government aeronautical markets, which are critical business areas for Vizada," said Bob Baker, CEO, Vizada Americas. "We are pleased that our satellite communications services meet the high service standards ARINC requires for their broad offerings including safety of flight services. The long term relationship between ARINC and Vizada has provided the aviation industry leading edge technology and reliability for Inmarsat services."

The companies also team together to provide land based satellite solutions for both government and commercial customers.

Vizada is the worldwide leading independent provider of global satellite communications, with more than $700 million in 2009 revenue, and more market share on more satellite networks than any other satellite communications provider in the world. Vizada customers include commercial, military and business aircraft, merchant shipping vessels, emergency response teams, government and military units, news gathering organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Vizada offers fixed and mobile communications services using multiple satellite network operators, including, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, Loral, New Skies, SES Americom and Thuraya. Gateway access to these networks is made possible through the Vizada Global Teleport Network -- five state-of-the-art facilities strategically positioned around the world. Vizada also provides Vizada Solutions™, leading edge technologies for IP & networking, messaging, business tools, prepaid solutions, fixed2mobile services and secure communications. Vizada has regional centers of operation located in Washington D.C., United States for the Americas and Paris, France for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

ARINC Incorporated
ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional headquarters in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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