Row 44, of Westlake Village, Calif., was selected by Russian airline UTair Aviation to provide inflight connectivity services.
With the Row 44 platform, UTair will provide its passengers with the ability to enjoy high-speed, reliable Internet access, as well as premium entertainment content, including a selection of live TV channels, delivered directly to their WiFi-enabled devices.
"We are operating in a technology-rich era where we see passengers today are more connected than ever to their friends, family, and businesses. Row 44 offers the only platform that both meets our desire to provide our passengers with reliable, affordable broadband, and the cutting-edge ability to deliver it to the devices passengers already use onboard," said Andrei Martirosov, CEO of UTair Aviation. "Moreover, we will be well able to adapt effectively to ever-evolving personal and business connectivity requirements of our passengers and our aircraft."
Installations are expected to begin on UTair's aircraft in the 3rd quarter of 2013.
UTair is the second airline in Russia to choose Row 44. As of first quarter 2013, Row 44 will operate services across North America, the Atlantic Ocean, Continental Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, South Africa and Russia. Row 44 has also expanded its corporate and network operations to Moscow to support business growth in the Russia and CIS region. More