September 17, 2012
OnAir finalizes distribution partnership with Inmarsat for Global Xpress
OnAir and Inmarsat have signed the official contract finalising the appointment of OnAir as the first Aviation Distribution Partner for Global Xpress (GX), the first global Ka-band network to provide inflight broadband connectivity for the aeronautical market. GX will provide passengers with ultrahigh-capacity Internet connectivity and will allow true live TV transmission. OnAir currently uses Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (SBB) to provide the connectivity for Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir, and has been jointly working with Inmarsat on a seamless deployment path from SBB to GX. In preparation for the introduction of Global Xpress, OnAir has already started to secure customers for the launch of the satellite service. Scheduled for service introduction in late 2014, Global Xpress will offer unprecedented data rates and bandwidth, backed by Inmarsat’s quality standards, performance and global reach.