Eutelsat 10B satellite. Photo: Thales Alenia Space
Panasonic Avionics signed a multi-year agreement for Ku-band capacity on two multi-beam payloads on the Eutelsat 10B satellite, due to be launched in 2022.
This contract withEutelsat Communications aims to enable Panasonic to provide multiple gigahertz of new Extreme Throughput (XTS) Ku-band In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) to airlines and their passengers flying over a wide area across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “Panasonic Avionics is continuing to invest in its Ku-band connectivity network. This contract with a long-standing partner such as Eutelsat, with whom we already work with globally, illustrates our strategy to constantly expand our worldwide network with additional capacity, to create value for our airline customers and satisfy the needs of their passengers. We have collaborated closely with Eutelsat on this satellite design and we are very excited to see these efforts come to fruition.”