Extensive mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has secured more than 1,000 aircraft under the control of signed contracts, including installed and backlog, for its next-generation GX Aviation and European Aviation Network (EAN) in-flight broadband putting into plays.
The backlog contracts cover aircraft that have either been instated or are awaiting installation.
A range of airlines comprising International Airlines Order (IAG), Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Norwegian Air and Air Asia have already best Inmarsat’s GX Aviation and EAN services.
Last year, German carrier Lufthansa Group began installing the GX Aviation on its aircraft fleet, becoming the first company to install the amenities.
More than 50 Lufthansa aircraft have so far been equipped with the Inmarsat in-flight broadband putting into play, with plans to bring 200 aircraft under the service by the end of this year.
Inmarsat aviation president Leo Mondale claimed: “The fact we have crossed more than 1,000 aircraft in backlog at this train a designate is an incredible milestone, given that GX Aviation only went lodge a few months ago.
“Passengers are demanding quality connectivity, and airlines are endorsing Inmarsat’s higher-calibre offering.”
“It is further proof that the inflight broadband revolution has sincerely begun; passengers are demanding quality connectivity, and airlines are endorsing Inmarsat’s choice offering.
“We are deeply engaged with additional airlines worldwide, so this in effect is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Earlier this year, Inmarsat signed a sell with International Airlines Group (IAG) to launch its EAN service that liking provide in-flight broadband across Europe.
IAG seeks to equip multifarious than 300 aircraft across partner airlines British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling, as comfortably as aims to have 90% of its short-haul fleet completed by early 2019.
Corporealization: Staff from Inmarsat aviation and its partners. Photo: courtesy of Inmarsat.