APEXEXPO2018: MAT partners with GMF AeroAsia for Citilink IFC installation

Mahata Aero Teknologi, an Indonesian wireless technology provider, has partnered with GMF AeroAsia for the installation of Inmarsat’s GX Aviation in-flight connectivity with Citilink.

The partnership has been formed as part of a 10-year in-flight connectivity contract with the low-fare airline.

GMF AeroAsia will support the installation of Inmarsat’s GX Aviation in-flight broadband on 50 Citilink Airbus A320 aircraft, working alongside Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik.

The partners will implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) connectivity offering for passengers across the low-cost airline’s fleet.

“We are working with leading companies in the in-flight connectivity market to ensure the onboard Wi-Fi offered to Citilink passengers is gold-standard,” explained Iwan Setiawan, managing director of PT Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT). “In addition to Inmarsat, Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik, we are delighted to welcome GMF AeroAsia to this important project.”

Ben Griffin, Inmarsat Aviation regional vice-president, said: “This is a fast-moving project, with Citilink only signing its fleet-wide contract for GX Aviation two months ago. We now welcome GMF AeroAsia to the project and look forward to commencing installation work in the coming months.

“This shows the impressive agility and determination of Citilink to quickly meet passenger demand for next-generation in-flight broadband, together with its various project partners,” he added.

Image: The team from Mahata Aero Teknologi, Inmarsat, Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik, which will provide in-flight broadband to low-cost carrier Citilink Indonesia, at APEX Expo 2018 in Boston this week.

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