Cathay Pacific Renews Contract with ARINC; Will Use Multiple GLOBALinkSM Services

Singapore (CATHAY PACIFIC) - Cathay Pacific Airways, recently named “Airline of the Year” by global travel organization OAG, has renewed its GLOBALinkSM flight data link contract with ARINC Incorporated. The 5-year contract renewal was announced today by the Asia/Pacific division of ARINC Incorporated.

Cathay Pacific will continue using ARINC’s GLOBALink/VHF, GLOBALink/HF, GLOBALink/Satellite, and Graphic/Text Weather services (G/TWS). The Hong Kong based international carrier is one of ARINC’s largest customers for data link.

“Since 2002, ARINC’s GLOBALink services have been indispensable in maintaining the robust and reliable communications we require for our mission-critical activities, including flight operations, engineering, and cabin services,” stated Captain John McCormick, Cathay Pacific General Manager of Operations. “We are delighted to continue enhancing our communications infrastructure with ARINC’s support, and we look forward to strengthening a very good business relationship.”

ARINC’s GLOBALink services provide the airline with global coverage for ACARS® flight data communications via VHF, HF and Satellite. Cathay Pacific is an industry innovator in using data link for advanced applications, including automatic downloading of engine data, and automatic downlink of proactive diagnostic data for Inflight Entertainment (IFE) system components.

“We greatly appreciate the long-term confidence Cathay Pacific has shown us, and this renewal serves to bring our relationship closer than ever before,” said Randy Pizzi, ARINC’s Asia/Pacific Vice President and Managing Director. “I am confident we’ll continue to meet Cathay Pacific’s data link expectations now and in the future.”

Cathay Pacific Airways is an international airline operating 98 aircraft on scheduled cargo and passenger service to more than 90 destinations around the world. With roots in Hong Kong going back to 1946, the company is deeply committed to the city and makes substantial investments to develop Hong Kong's aviation industry and enhance the city’s position as a regional transportation hub. With its code share partners, Cathay Pacific serves 34 countries and 90 cities including 27 US destinations.

The airline is a founding member of the oneworld global alliance, whose combined network serves over 570 destinations worldwide. For more information visits the Cathay Pacific web site at www.cathaypacific.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 3,200 employees worldwide. ARINC is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

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