|Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800 with line fit in-flight connectivity. Photo: Boeing
[Avionics Today 05-26-2015] Boeing has delivered Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800, sporting a new livery, to Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.
Transaero’s newest 737 has a recognizable radome “bump” on top of the fuselage just behind the wings. The dome-shaped radome covers a Ku-band satellite antenna system that enables broadband passenger connectivity all over the world, including over oceans. The Ku-band range of microwave frequencies is used primarily for satellite communications.
Transaero’s 737-800 is the first in the 737 family to have the system installed during production.