Astronics and Panasonic Avionics announce partnership

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Astronics AeroSat Corporation and Panasonic Avionics Corporation have formed a strategic partnership to bring high-speed connectivity services and global live television programming to the business and VVIP aviation market.

This partnership combines Astronics’ tail-mounted satcom solutions with Panasonic’s Global Communications Services to offer dedicated broadband data internet services, four channels of global television services, and regional DBS-TV programming, from a single antenna.

“For years, we have delivered superior high-speed communications services for commercial aircraft, and through this partnership, we are now able to offer true global broadband to the growing and demanding business and VVIP aviation market,” said David Bruner, vice president of Panasonic’s Global Communications Services. “Together with Astronics, we can provide dedicated bandwidth, higher speeds, unmatched television content and far superior system performance than any other solution offered today.”

“Since 1997, AeroSat has designed and delivered among the industry’s highest performing and most efficient connectivity solutions for business and VVIP aircraft,” said Dennis Ferguson, president at Astronics AeroSat. “Working with Panasonic, we can now deliver a complete end-to-end package with an attractive upgrade path for existing data-only and TV-only aircraft operators that delivers broadband data internet and TV in a single antenna system.”

November 23, 2015

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