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Philippine Airlines Will Use ARINC GLOBALinkSM/VHF Service


Singapore (ARINC) - Philippine Airlines, Asia’s first airline and one of the world’s most respected carriers, has selected ARINC’s GLOBALinkSM/VHF data link service to extend its flight communications capability and enhance passenger services.

Under a recent contract, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will use GLOBALink/VHF on portions of its route network, which spans 31 international and 20 domestic destinations. Besides adding data link capability on transpacific routes and at Bangkok, Thailand, the Manila-based carrier also plans to achieve greater productivity through introduction of new data link applications.

“We have built consistently on our strength in service excellence ever since becoming Asia’s first airline,” stated Reginald Arguelles, Manager, Aircraft Engineering Department, and Philippine Airlines. “ARINC’s GLOBALink/VHF service will provide us with an expanded communications infrastructure to help enhance our operational support and provide enhanced service for our customers.”

“ARINC and Philippine Airlines have enjoyed a long-standing relationship,” stated Randy Pizzi, ARINC’s Asia/Pacific Vice President and Managing Director. “We will continue to strengthen that relationship through services like GLOBALink/VHF and other data link applications, to help PAL meet their long term objectives as one of Asia’s leading airlines.”

Philippine Airlines also uses other advanced ARINC services including MUSELink™ wide-area networking, AviNet® Type B business messaging, AviNet Type A Host-to-Host messaging, and ARINC’s Air-Ground Voice service.

GLOBALink/VHF is ARINC’s cost-effective, high-reliability data link service for global aviation. It is the primary technology behind the ACARS® Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, which is used for air operational control and increasingly for air traffic control communications around the world.

Founded in 1941, Philippine Airlines (PAL) has grown to become one of the most respected airlines in the world. Its hallmark service excellence has won the hearts of travelers worldwide, and distinguishes PAL from all other carriers in a highly competitive environment. More than six decades of service have given PAL a great sense of purpose, confidence, and a rising pride in its product. With a young and modern fleet of 21 Airbus and 11 Boeing aircraft, PAL serves 20 domestic and 31 international destinations across 13 countries. For more information, visit the web site at

ARINC Incorporated is the world leader in transportation communications and systems engineering. The company develops and operates communications and information processing systems and provides systems engineering and integration solutions to five key industries: airports, aviation, defense, government, and surface transportation. Founded to provide reliable and efficient radio communications for the airlines, ARINC is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, and operates key regional offices in London and Singapore, with over 3,200 employees worldwide. ARINC is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

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