SES and Global Eagle confirm aircraft capacity
January 13, 2017
By Chris Forrester
Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is leasing a complete Ku-band transponder from SES on its AMC-3 satellite to supply ‘direct to seat’ entertainment and broadband to aircraft passengers over North America, the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico regions.
SES will rename the capacity ‘Eagle 1’ for GEE. AMC-3 is in inclined orbit.
The deal was initially reported on January 9th (“Inclined orbit satellites can now be worth millions”) and has now been confirmed by SES.
SES in a statement says: “The breakthrough agreement between SES and GEE aims to open up exciting growth opportunities across the mobility sector, with a unique approach that leverages healthy, reliable non-station-kept satellites.”