Posted on: 20 September 2019 by Alexander Preston
Singapore Airlines has partnered with Sky Sports for the world’s first live broadcast from a commercial Airbus A380 flight.
Flying from Zurich to Singapore on 18 September 2019 operated by one of Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A380 aircraft, Sky Sports presenter Craig Slater interviewed Ruth Buscombe, senior strategy engineer for the Alfa Romeo Racing Formula One team, ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019.
This world first event was made possible as a result of the in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity powered by SITAONAIR’s high-speed Internet ONAIR over GX Aviation available on the Airline’s A380 aircraft.
Subhas Menon, regional vice president Europe from Singapore Airlines said: “We are delighted to host the world’s first live broadcast from a commercial A380 flight for a major television channel. It is a great way to celebrate the excitement ahead of the Singapore Night Race. It is testament to the sophistication of our aircraft and our commitment to innovation that this technological feat could take place.”