Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eutelsat OneWeb in order to offer an advanced inflight connectivity to ACJ customers. This will be possible thanks to OneWeb's Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation and a dedicated electronic flat antenna.
“Through this ground-breaking agreement, ACJ is ensuring that current and future discerning owners and passengers will experience unrivalled high-speed internet in the air, no matter where they are flying,” says Regis Broutee, VP ACJ services and customer support.
“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, adds Jason Sperry, head of business aviation at Eutelsat OneWeb.
This onboard satellite connectivity solution aims at improving the connected passenger experience. Passengers will feel at home with bandwidth and latency 10 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 offered on all ACJ platforms from November and some operators have already shown interest in the solution in order to become early adopters.