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Viasat wins Royal Jordanian for IFC

March 18, 2024

By Chris Forrester

Satellite operator Viasat has secured a contract to equip and supply In-Flight Communications (IFC) and broadband to passengers on Royal Jordanian Airlines.

Viasat says it will be enabling fast streaming connectivity and enhance Royal Jordanian’s customer experience.

Royal Jordanian says the service will extend to most aircraft in its fleet. Royal Jordanian will equip more than 40 total aircraft with Viasat connectivity systems, including plans to factory-install the system on its new Embraer E2, Airbus A320, Airbus 321 and Boeing 787-9 fleets. The airline also plans to retrofit its Boeing 787-8 widebody aircraft with the advanced Wi-Fi solution.

Viasat’s advanced, in-flight Wi-Fi will be available on various flight routes in the Middle East region and beyond, with the Embraer E2 fleet handling short-haul flights, the Airbus A320 family aircraft serving medium-haul routes, and the Boeing 787s continuing to fly Royal Jordanian Airlines’ long-haul routes.

Samer Majali, CEO of Royal Jordanian Airlines, said: “We are committed to providing our passengers with a superior in-flight experience. By introducing high-speed streaming Wi-Fi on our new fleets, and even installing it on some aircraft of our existing fleet, we are enabling state-of-the-art connectivity while in-flight, and providing passengers with an enhanced and curated entertainment experience. We are looking forward to introducing the first Wi-Fi on board our E2 Embraer Jets arriving by the end of this month.”

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