Aero-Satcom has been appointed by Inmarsat as a Global Xpress (GX) value-added reseller (VAR) for the government aero market. With SwiftBroadband and Swift 64 distribution agreements previously signed, this development allows Aero-Satcom to work alongside local partners to offer Inmarsat’s Ka-band services. Aero-Satcom’s first provisioning of aeronautical GX services will be through a local government-focused Inmarsat service provider for a fleet of Europe-based head-of-state aircraft.
The head-of-state aircraft retrofit project begins in December 2016 with the service expected to be fully operational from February 2017. Aero-Satcom will support the delivery of onboard solutions developed by Eclipse that provide onboard bandwidth management, bandwidth optimization and credit card payments for passenger internet access.
December 20, 2016