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IAG to be launch customer of Inmarsat's European Aviation Network

Posted 16 March 2017 · Add Comment

International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, is to be the launch customer for Inmarsat's European Aviation Network (EAN) high speed in-flight broadband service.



Jointly operated with Deutsche Telekom, EAN is set to revolutionise the onboard experience for airline passengers with purpose-built, next-generation connectivity solutions.

Passengers flying over Europe will be able to use their personal devices for internet browsing, video streaming, gaming and other online services, with unmatched high capacity, low-latency performance. EAN’s robust and ultra-compact technology makes it uniquely qualified for the European airspace, where aircraft size, flight density and frequent aircraft manoeuvring are challenging to broadband satellite-only systems.

EAN is the first solution in the world to integrate connectivity from a satellite, operated by Inmarsat, and a complementary LTE-based ground network, operated by Deutsche Telekom.

IAG plans to equip in excess of 300 aircraft with EAN and aims to have 90% of its short haul fleet complete by early 2019.

Leo Mondale, President of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “The rollout of our European Aviation Network is progressing at full pace and today’s contract signing with IAG as our launch customer has reinforced once again how Inmarsat’s aviation strategy is coming together.

“Passenger demand for in-flight broadband has never been stronger and Inmarsat’s cutting-edge technology will remain the market’s gold standard for a long time to come. We look forward to rolling out this ground-breaking service with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, four of the most iconic brands in commercial aviation.”

 

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