September 13, 2012
Virgin Atlantic Airways contracts with ARINC for onboard Wi-Fi services
ARINC Incorporated has signed a Letter of Intent with Virgin Atlantic Airways to supply its new on-board Wi-Fi solution, Cabin Connect, to the airline. Virgin Atlantic is the first customer to sign for the new offering and will introduce the service to its passengers on a trial basis on three Airbus A330 aircraft commencing in early 2013. ARINC’s Cabin Connect enables airline passengers to access the Internet directly from their own personal electronic devices, whether laptop, smart phone, tablet, or gaming device. Users simply log on to the system through a hotspot portal to start using the service in-flight. Cabin Connect incorporates technological advances which, coupled with the enhanced bandwidth offered by Inmarsat SwiftBroadband, provide commercial carriers with a cost-effective and highly flexible option for cabin connectivity.