Satellite operator Inmarsat will provide its advanced new GX for Aviation in-flight broadband solution to Austrian Airlines’ continental aircraft fleet under a new contract.
More than 30 Airbus A320 family aircraft from Austrian Airlines’ fleet will be equipped with GX for Aviation, an in-flight connectivity solution. The advanced new service will allow the airline’s passengers to browse the Internet, stream videos, check social media and more, with service levels on par with broadband connectivity available on the ground. The first installation and testing onboard Austrian Airlines aircraft is currently underway.
Leo Mondale, President of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “We are delighted to welcome Austrian Airlines as our latest GX for Aviation customer. This announcement is particularly special for us, as it comes soon after we unveiled that the service is now live after five years of development.