Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Eutelsat OneWeb in order to offer an advanced inflight connectivity to the ACJ customers. This will be possible thanks to OneWeb’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation and a dedicated electronic flat antenna.
The signature took place at NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas.
“Through this ground-breaking agreement, ACJ is ensuring that current and future discerning owners and passengers will experience unrivaled high-speed internet in the air, no matter where they are flying” commented Regis Broutee, VP ACJ Services & Customer Support
Furthermore, “The low latency and higher speed that is inherent in OneWeb’s latest generation Low Earth Orbit network, will facilitate a broad range of applications for passenger productivity and entertainment that to date have been out of reach while inflight.” added Jason Sperry, Head of Business Aviation at Eutelsat OneWeb.
This unique satellite connectivity solution onboard aims at improving the connected passenger experience. The passenger will feel at home with bandwidth and latency ten times faster than the current Ka/Ku solutions allowing multi devices high quality streaming, live TV and video conferencing.
The new flat antenna will also allow drag reduction. ACJ Connect Link will be offerable on all Airbus Corporate Jets platforms from November and some operators have already shown interest in the solution to become early adopters.