Connectivity

Austrian Airlines to Add GX Aviation to A320s

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | November 11, 2016


[Avionics Magazine 11-11-2016] Under a new contract, Inmarsat will provide its GX Aviation In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution to Austrian Airlines. The contract calls for Inmarsat to equip more than 30 Airbus A320s from the Austrian Airlines fleet to with GX. 
 
 
Austrian Airlines Airbus A320. Photo: Austrian Airlines.
 
The Austrian Airlines contract is part of a 10-year strategic agreement announced last year between Inmarsat and the Lufthansa Group, which included the selection of GX for Aviation for Lufthansa’s European continental fleet of over 150 aircraft. The service recently went live under a soft launch phase on selected aircraft with Lufthansa and commercial passenger services are expected to start with the airline soon.

 
The first installation and testing onboard Austrian Airlines aircraft is currently underway.

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