Commercial, Connectivity

Aerkomm Partners with Airbus, Others on Connectivity

By Kendall Russell | April 18, 2018

Onurair employees with one of the airline's Airbus jets. Photo courtesy of Onurair

In-flight entertainment provider Aerkomm has expanded its global network of connectivity partners to include Airbus, Republic Engineers Maldives, Onurair, Air Malta and Global Eagle.

With Airbus, Aerkomm has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a Ka-band antenna retrofit solution for Airbus aircraft. Aerkomm also signed a letter of intent with Global Eagle to provide satellite-based connectivity and media to the company’s partner network, with Malindo Air, a Malaysia-based regional airline, as the initial target for deployment.

Aerkomm also said that it has signed understandings with Republic Engineers Maldives, Onurair and Air Malta to connect travelers over Europe and Asia. Republic Engineers Maldives will partner with the company to develop satellite-based connectivity and entertainment solutions to more than 50 resorts in the Maldives; Onurair, a Turkey-based airline, will collaborate with Aerkomm to offer in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions on board its fleet of approximately 15 Airbus aircraft; Aerkomm will also offer IFEC solutions on board Air Malta’s 12 Airbus aircraft.

This was originally published at Via Satellite.

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