Emirates Airlines is investing in high-speed internet on the A350
Uganda: January 11, 2022 – UAE It will offer passengers another chance tofly betterwith new high-speed onboard broadband powered by Inmarsat’s GX Aviation, on 50 new aircraft Airbus A350 It is scheduled to enter service in 2024.
The new agreement will significantly improve the passenger experience through improved connectivity and greater global coverage, even on flights over the North Pole.
The Airbus A350s will be the first UAE aircraft to benefit from Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network, which powers the world’s first and only globally available broadband network, ensuring passengers can enjoy uninterrupted global connectivity, no matter where they are headed, including North. column.
The advanced high-speed broadband capabilities will enable Emirates passengers to stay in touch with family and friends, surf the Internet, and enjoy social media, all from the comfort of their seats.
The GX network that will power the onboard broadband consists of five Ka satellites, and will be further augmented by the addition of seven more satellite payloads as part of Inmarsat’s fully funded technology roadmap.
This includes the Inmarsat-6s, the most advanced commercial communications satellite ever built, both of which are scheduled to enter service in 2023.
This will be followed by three additional satellites in geostationary orbit – adding speed, capacity and flexibility – and two in a highly elliptical orbit, to enable the world’s only commercial mobile broadband service for aircraft flying at higher altitudes and across the Arctic, such as on routes between the Middle East and North America.
Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer, Emirates AirlinesHe said Delivering a world-class in-flight experience has always been paramount to Emirates, and we understand the importance of being online during flights.
Over the years, we have worked closely with Inmarsat and our supplier partners to ensure that all of our aircraft offer Wi-Fi connectivity.
We look forward to finding ways and options to improve connectivity on board our aircraft through the use of GX Aviation for our Airbus A350 fleet.
The advanced capabilities offered by the upcoming satellites are particularly important, as this will boost capacity across our global network, including aircraft flying over the Arctic for routes between the Middle East and America.”
William Haute-Marchand, Senior Vice President, Aviation Communications, Inmarsat Airlines, He said “We are delighted that Emirates has joined the GX Aviation family.
This will be the first fleet with Emirates to be equipped with our advanced GX Aviation solution.
GX Aviation is well positioned to meet passengers’ growing expectations around a digital in-flight experience, providing high-speed connectivity with uninterrupted global coverage across all flight routes, even over the North Pole.
We look forward to working closely with Emirates on launch and other exciting innovations that build on its stellar history of delivering a best-in-class passenger experience.”
Emirates has also introduced connectivity improvements for Skywards members – including free internet access throughout the flight for all Skywards Gold or Silver members traveling in Business Class, as well as First Class, and Platinum members traveling in any cabin class.
Having recently won a slew of global travel and aviation awards including; The best airline in the world At ULTRAs 2022, A.J International awardAnd “5-star global official airline rating”And Passenger Choice Award for Best International Entertainment At APEX 2023, andThe best economy class in the world,Best economy class catering service in the world” And for the seventeenth time in a row, “The best inflight entertainment in the world” On Skytrax 2022 – Emirates Airlines continues to deliver on its brand promise to “fly better“.
The high-speed broadband plan on board the A350 is the latest addition to Emirates airline’s multi-billion dollar investment in its in-flight products and passenger experience; Which also includes the largest retrofit project for a fleet of 120 aircraft, extensive investments in the development of menus and food and beverage experiences, the planned introduction of next-generation inflight entertainment systems on upcoming aircraft, and a hospitality training program designed by the most prestigious hotel school in the world – The Hotel School. in Lausanne.