JDA and Western Avionics Introduce VRCOM Operational Control Solution

22-Mar-2011 | News-Press Release

JDA Aviation Technology Solutions (JDA) and Western Avionics today announced a partnership to provide VRCom,  a revolutionary way to communicate and control aircraft using VOIP technology from a base located anywhere in the world. 

VRCom was developed by Western Avionics to provide the most flexible and capable remote communications system available and will provide EMS, law enforcement, airborne fire fighters, agriculture survey and other operators the capability to maintain constant operational control radio communications regardless of location.

VRCom, which provides a solution for complying with FAA’s Part 135.617 requirement, allows:


·         Direct aircraft communications from anywhere in the world

·         Remote channel tuning and standby monitoring

·         Automatic voice messaging and archiving

·         Automatic missed message notification

·         Simultaneous remote operations from multiple sites


With VRCom, no aircraft or radio modification is required, there can be an unlimited number of base, mobile and fixed stations, and an archiving option allows users to retain copies of all communications.

VRCom base stations can be placed anywhere there is power and a network connection.  Each station can simultaneously support multiple remotely connected users and each remote user can simultaneously connect to multiple VRComs.  The system is the most cost effective and easiest way to implement operational control for a fleet.

To learn more about VRCom contact Bill Norwood, JDA VP Products and Technology at 301-941-1460 (ext 170) or 540-825-6663, or via email to wnorwood@jdasolutions.aero.

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About JDA - For more than 15 years, JDA has been a leading aviation industry consultant, delivering innovative solutions for aviation client challenges in safety, compliance, certification, obstruction evaluation, technology infusion and expert witness support.


JDA offers a wide range of certification and operations-related services and products including technology transfer, new carrier certification, obstruction evaluation, safety-based manual systems, ATOS Conformance Audits, Virtual Safety Offices, Crisis Management, and Safety Management Systems.






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The company’s client base includes American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Republic Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, Sentient Flight Group, Frontier Airlines/Lynx Aviation, CJ Systems Aviation, Sundance Helicopters, Olympus Aviation LLC, Charles E. Smith Inc., and Nevada Development Corporation. JDA also represents ESCO, which manufactures and installs the Engineered Material Arrestor System (EMAS), the FAA certified breakaway-concrete surface installed at the end of runways to provide overrun protection.   

About Western Avionics - Western Avionics is Canada’s largest avionics and instruments support facility. Clearly one of the country’s most modern and well-equipped facilities, Western offers a full complement of diversified avionics services, including the purchase and sale of new and used avionics, equipment, parts; equipment overhaul; retrofit and new aircraft installations; MRP (Mobile Repair Personnel) services, and specialized manufacturing.

The company is a factory-authorized service and warranty center for all major avionics manufacturers. The roster reads like a proverbial Who’s Who among the top firms. It includes such well-established and respected names as Aspen, Avidyne, Becker Avionics, Bendix/King, BF Goodrich, Collins, Garmin, Honeywell, L3 Communications, Northern Airborne Technology, S-TEC, to name a few.

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