Posted on: 09 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
tSingapore Airlines is upgrading its connectivity services on its long range fleet, using SITA OnAir’s portfolio of Wi-Fi and mobile phone text and data services.
tttUsing Inmarsat’s GX Aviation satellite network and powered by Honeywell’s JetWave satellite communications hardware, the installation project will begin in the second half of 2016. The first aircraft type to be equipped will be Singapore Airlines’ B777-300ER aircraft, followed by A380-800s and A350-900s.ttttttSITA OnAir will also manage the certification process of the GX Aviation system for the B777-300ER fleet, and provide the airborne GX Aviation systems for both the Boeing and the A380-800 fleets. Thales will provide the airborne connectivity system for the A350-900s with SITA OnAir providing the Wi-Fi internet and mobile phone service.
tttttZodiac Inflight Innovations will provide the JetWave GX Aviation Satcom equipment including RADOME and ARINC 791 installation provisions for their A380 and B777 aircraft.ttttttttttSingapore Airlines has been providing free Wi-Fi sessions to its passengers in First and Business Class cabins through promotional sponsorship.tt