Posted on: 09 June 2016 by Mark Howells
Panasonic Avionics has booked additional capacity on Eutelsat Communications’ EUTELSAT 172A satellite to deliver in-flight connectivity and TV services to airlines over the Pacific Ocean region.
tEUTELSAT 172A is located at 172° East, enabling Panasonic to bridge the West coast of North America to Asia and down to Australia and Pacific islands. Due to growing air traffic in the region, Panasonic is already set to be the anchor customer on EUTELSAT 172B’s high-throughput payload, which will also be located at 172° East from next year.ttDavid Bruner, VP Global Communications Services at Panasonic Avionics, remarked, “We have experienced unprecedented growth across our aero, energy and maritime markets in Asia. Even though Panasonic has already contracted a large amount of capacity on EUTELSAT 172A and 172B, we’ve simply outgrown it. With additional capacity on EUTELSAT 172A, we have ensured our ability to deliver a best-in-class service across all of our vertical markets.”tt“With this new contract Panasonic is shoring up its global portfolio of capacity on Eutelsat, adding to resources already leased on four of our satellites: EUTELSAT 10A, EUTELSAT 70B, EUTELSAT 115 West B and EUTELSAT 117 West A,” stated Michel Azibert, Eutelsat’s CCO and development officer. “We are proud that our infrastructure supports Panasonic’s mission to engage passengers in an amazing in-flight entertainment and communications experience while enhancing airline value.”