ARINC GLOBALinkSM Service Helps Hong Kong Express Target Business Travel Market


ARNIC (Annapolis): The Asia Pacific Division of ARINC Incorporated has been awarded a contract for VHF data link service by Hong Kong’s first executive airline, Hong Kong Express Airways Limited (HKE).

The airline will use ARINC’s GLOBALinkSM/VHF service on its new fleet of Embraer 170 aircraft.

 Hong Kong Express most recently launched its third scheduled service from Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok airport to Ningbo, following the rapid-fire introduction of routes to Guangzhou and Hangzhou since the airline’s inauguration in August 2005. The airline offers frequent and convenient flights between Hong Kong and key destinations in mainland China and Asia, designed to address the needs of business travelers.

 “Our corporate mission is to provide business travelers with air services of exceptionally high standards within mainland China and Asia,” stated Andrew Tse, HKE’s Chief Executive Officer. “ARINC’s GLOBALink/VHF service has a proven track record for reliability and will provide us with the flexibility we need to continue to expand our services in the future.”

GLOBALink/VHF is ARINC’s cost-effective, high-reliability data link service for aviation. The use of data link communications increases operational efficiencies for airlines by reducing the routine workload of pilots. It replaces many routine voice radio messages with fast, clear automated text messaging. GLOBALink/VHF is the primary technology behind ARINC’s ACARS® (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) communications service, which is used for operational control and, increasingly, for air traffic control around the world. There are currently more than 120 GLOBALink remote ground stations throughout China, and east and southeast Asia.

 “We welcome HKE to the growing community of GLOBALink users worldwide, and look forward to working closely with them to meet current and future communications needs,” said Randy Pizzi, ARINC Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific Operations.
 Hong Kong Express operates fixed-wing jet aircraft and is the sister operation to HeliExpress, one of the world’s largest helicopter airlines with high frequency flights between Hong Kong, Macau, and Shenzhen. Hong Kong Express is notable for its focus on the needs of business travellers—from its new Embraer 170 jets with the comfort of well-designed 2 + 2 single class cabins, through its frequent flight schedules. Hong Kong Express operates multiple daily services between Hong Kong and Mainland China from its base at Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok airport. For additional information, schedules, and fares visit the HKE web site at  www.hongkongexpress.com.

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 3,000 employees worldwide. ARINC is ISO 9001:2000 Certified. ARNIC is a CAPA Member. For more information on the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation's membership service, please click the icon below.




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