[Avionics Today 3-18-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has announced new satellite capacity deals with satellite operator SES to increase the performance of its In-flight Connectivity (IFC) service. Under the latest agreements, GEE will utilize Ku-band wide beam and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam capacity on the SES-12, SES-14 and SES-15 satellites.
GEE is providing a line fit solution for the Boeing 737 MAX, which could benefit from the increased satellite capacity when it enters into service next year. Photo: Boeing.
SES-14 and SES-15 provide coverage for routes flying over the North Atlantic region, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, while SES-12 will serve aeronautical applications across Asia and the Middle East.
“Our collaborative work with GEE is aimed at enabling this in-flight connectivity solutions leader to go anywhere it wants to grow and innovate to meet the needs of airlines and the connectivity demands for passengers on the move," said Ferdinand Kayser, chief commercial officer at SES.