GX Aviation new next-generation terminal receives FAA approval and certification

GX Aviation solution has received approval and certification from the FAA ©Inmarsat

Inmarsat has announced that its next-generation terminal for its GX Aviation solution has received approval and certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  

Under the certification, the powerful new Falcon 300 terminal will be authorised to be installed on Boeing 737 aircraft. Developed with GDC Advanced Technology, the terminal includes GDC’s dual modem manager (MODMAN), with components by Kontron, together with a proven, reliable flat panel antenna by ThinKom. 

At a critical time for the industry, inflight Wi-Fi is key to helping airlines boost passenger confidence and meet the expectations of post-COVID travel. Inmarsat’s recently released 2021 Passenger Confidence Tracker, found that 41% of air passengers believe that having Wi-Fi on their flights is even more important now than pre-COVID. The Falcon 300 terminal is available to airlines and was recently selected by SAUDIA, the national airline of Saudi Arabia, as part of an agreement for GX Aviation to be installed and activated onboard its upcoming fleet.  

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