GX Aviation


Always on

With Inmarsat’s GX Aviation network, airlines and their passengers can access a first-class consistent and reliable service at all times, over a connection that doesn’t cut off. Our single network provides a seamless handover, backed up with a two-receiver antenna technology system to ensure the connection to the aircraft is never dropped.

Investing in the future

Global Xpress is part of our commitment to continuous investment in technologies that will always keep our customers and partners at the forefront of the connectivity revolution.

GX Aviation has been designed to adapt to the technology of the future, whatever shape it might take, with the flexibility to meet increased demand over traffic hotspots. Together with our complementary portfolio of services, such as the European Aviation Network, it delivers a long-term cost effective solution that is tailored to your specific needs.

First global Ka-band commercial satellite service

The Inmarsat-5 satellites operate with a combination of fixed narrow spot beams that enable Inmarsat to deliver higher speeds through more compact terminals, plus steerable beams so additional capacity can be directed in real-time to where it’s needed.

Operating in the resilient Ka-band, while integrating seamlessly with our proven L-band network, Global Xpress allows customers to have reliable and assured access to high-throughput communications.

With Cisco, we have also developed the Inmarsat Gateway that delivers a platform for a whole new world of innovative, content-rich applications – developed by our Certified Application Partners – tailored to meet Global Xpress users’ needs.

We have lift-off!

I-5 F3 launched

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Inmarsat-5 F3 launched
from Baikonur Cosmodrome
at 12:44 BST today
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