Posted on: 17 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Panasonic Avionics will now be able to provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) services across Canada after securing nearly one third of the available satellite capacity on Hunter Communications Canada’s Ku-band beam, which is hosted on Eutelsat’s E115WB satellite.
“It has been a pleasure working with Panasonic these past six years, and we are very excited to help expand their reach in Canada with this latest agreement” stated Brent Perrott, president of Hunter Communications Canada. “This announcement to use Hunter’s capacity over Canada significantly increases Panasonic’s coverage over an important region with many domestic and international flight routes. And this also holds a personal element for Hunter – it validates our efforts over the past several years of our goal to provide more satellite access over Canada, our home territory, and to see cutting-edge technologies flourish here as a result.”
David Bruner, VP of global communications services for Panasonic Avionics, said, “We are thrilled to have enhanced our network with the Hunter beam on the E115WB satellite. Using this satellite, Panasonic will be able to provide connectivity services from central Canada to the West, including the Yukon gap, at levels that have previously been unavailable to any IFC provider. We believe that working with Hunter Communications will enable us to provide the best in-flight connectivity experience possible over Canada.”
Formed in 2001, Hunter Communications provides global satellite solutions for the US government, energy industry and maritime and aeronautical sectors.