Virgin Atlantic selects GX Aviation for A350-1000 fleet

Virgin Atlantic’s new fleet of Airbus A350-1000 aircraft will be kitted out with Inmarsat’s GX Aviation in-flight broadband

The carrier is scheduled to receive 12 Airbus A350-1000s over the next three years, with GX Aviation pre-installed upon delivery. The service will be available once the first of these aircraft takes to the skies from late summer 2019.

Philip Balaam, president of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “Virgin Atlantic is firmly established as one of the aviation industry’s greatest innovators and was the first airline in Europe to offer Wi-Fi on all flights. Its brand new Airbus A350s will enhance the passenger experience even further and we are delighted that GX Aviation has been selected as the in-flight broadband solution for the aircraft. This is another great win for our next-generation solutions.”

Gail Yates, head of Inflight Services, Virgin Atlantic, said: “We are excited to unveil details of the unparalleled onboard experience that awaits customers on our new Airbus A350-1000s. Offering modern, world-class in-flight connectivity is a fundamental part of this experience. We are confident that Inmarsat’s GX Aviation will truly raise the bar and offer second-to-none broadband for our customers.”

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