30 April 2019: Inmarsat is pleased to note an announcement made by its partner Thales, confirming that Gulf Air intends to install our GX Aviation high-speed inflight broadband service on its Boeing B787-9 and Airbus A321Neo-E (LR) aircraft fleet.
Thales will deliver a high performing connectivity service powered by GX Aviation, providing Gulf Air with a complete end-to-end connectivity solution. Passengers can use the airline’s portal and onboard Wi-Fi network to browse the internet, check social media, shop onboard and much more during their flights.
GX Aviation is the world’s first and only global, high-speed inflight connectivity services delivered through a wholly-owned and operated network of high-throughput satellites. To meet growing demand, we have a fully-funded development roadmap, including three further Ka-band payloads. A fifth GX satellite will be launched later this year and two sixth-generation satellites are scheduled to launch in 2020 and 2021. In addition, planning is underway for the next generation of GX satellites.
Further details on the agreement between Thales and Gulf Air for GX Aviation can be found here.