Panasonic Avionics and Nelco turn on satellite communications services for aviation over India

Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) has signed an agreement with Nelco (Nelco) to provide satellite connectivity services to customers flying into India and over Indian airspace.

With this agreement, Panasonic becomes the first satellite communications provider to begin inflight connectivity (IFC) operations under Nelco’s Department of Telecommunications license for In-Flight and Maritime Connectivity (IFMC), in accordance with the Flight and Maritime Rules. As a result of this agreement, Panasonic, and its subsidiary ITC Global, now offer connectivity to both aircraft and maritime vessels operating within India.

With the implementation of the agreement and subject to regulatory approvals from relevant authorities, Indian full-service carrier Vistara may become the first airline in the country to offer satellite connectivity on international flights.

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