Intelsat wins IFC on Aerolineas Argentinas
November 21, 2023
By Chris Forrester
Intelsat has been selected by Aerolíneas Argentinas to provide multi-orbit inflight connectivity service on 18 Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The airline will become the first in Latin America to offer service using Intelsat’s new electronically steered array (ESA) antenna.
“Aerolíneas Argentinas’ passengers will soon benefit from multi-orbit connectivity that will provide the same fast and dependable internet access they enjoy at home,” said Dave Bijur, SVP/Commercial Aviation. “Intelsat’s partnerships with innovative Latin American airlines highlight how the region’s carriers are leading the way when it comes to the most advanced connectivity.”
The airline’s Airbus and Boeing aircraft will offer Intelsat’s new ESA, which is less than seven centimetres tall and interoperates on both Intelsat’s family of geo-stationary satellites and its partner’s constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites.
The partner for Intelsat is Eutelsat/OneWeb, and Intelsat has a relationship for capacity on OneWeb’s low Earth orbiting satellites.