ABACE: Airbus Corporate Jets wins first Ka-band retrofit deals

Comlux and an undisclosed customer have awarded Airbus Corporate Jets its first contracts to retrofit ACJ aircraft with Ka-band satellite communications. Both deals are for widebody aircraft.

tThis Ka-band solution has been specifically developed to meet Airbus corporate jet customers’ expectations and to be easily customised for all cabin arrangements. It will be implementable on all of the modern Airbus aircraft family being produced today, from the second half of 2016, and is available as a turnkey option by Airbus, as well as for third-party installation.tt“Corporate jet customers for the ACJ320 Family, as well as VVIP widebodies, invariably request satellite communications – being connected is part of the ACJ Flying experience – and generally want to benefit from the latest personal devices, including tablets and mobile phones,” said Benoit Defforge, managing director, Airbus Corporate Jets. “We are quickly bringing to market an innovative approach that delivers faster and better internet access, via the latest Ka-band technology, complementing what we already provide in the cabin, which is the best comfort and space that money can buy,” he added.t

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