Uganda: 11 January 2022 – Emirates will offer passengers another opportunityfly better’Inmarsat’s new high-speed, in-flight broadband, supplied by GX Aviation, will carry 50 new Airbus A350 aircraft – scheduled to enter service in 2024.
The new agreement will significantly improve the passenger experience with enhanced connectivity and greater global reach, even on flights over the Arctic.
The Airbus A350 aircraft will be the first Emirates aircraft to benefit from Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network, which powers the world’s first and only global broadband network, enabling passengers to enjoy uninterrupted global connectivity regardless of their destination, including the North. polar.
Advanced high-speed broadband capabilities will allow Emirates passengers to stay in touch with family and friends, browse the web and enjoy social media from the comfort of their seats.
The GX network, which will power Emirates’ in-flight broadband network, currently consists of five Ka-band satellites and will be further enhanced with the addition of a further seven satellite payloads as part of Inmarsat’s fully funded technology roadmap.
It includes two Inmarsat-6s, the most sophisticated commercial communications satellites ever built, and both are scheduled to enter service in 2023.
These will be followed by three additional satellites in geostationary orbit – adding speed, capacity and stability – and two in highly elliptical orbit, which will provide the world’s only commercial mobile broadband service for aircraft flying at altitudes such as routes and across the Arctic. between the Middle East and North America.
Adel al Redha, Emirates Chief Operating Officerhe said “Delivering a world-class inflight experience has always been top priority for Emirates and we understand the importance of in-flight connectivity.
Over the years we have worked closely with Inmarsat and our supplier partners to ensure that all our aircraft offer Wi-Fi connectivity.
We look forward to finding ways and options to improve connectivity on board our aircraft by using GX Aviation for our Airbus A350 fleet.
The advanced capabilities provided by the upcoming satellites are particularly important as they will increase capacity on our global network, including aircraft flying over the Arctic for routes between the Middle East and the Americas.”
William Huot-Marchand, senior vice president of in-flight communications at Inmarsat Aviation, he said “We are delighted to have Emirates join the GX Aviation family.
This will be the first fleet with Emirates to be equipped with our highly advanced GX Aviation solution.
GX Aviation is well positioned to meet growing passenger expectations around the digital aircraft experience, offering high-speed connectivity with uninterrupted global coverage on all flight routes, even over the Arctic.
We look forward to working closely with Emirates on the launch and other exciting innovations based on its excellent history of delivering a best-in-class passenger experience.”
Emirates has also introduced connectivity upgrades for Skywards members – including complimentary in-flight internet access for Skywards Gold and Silver members traveling in Business Class in addition to First Class, and Platinum members traveling in any cabin class.
Having recently won many global travel and aviation awards; “The best airline in the world” In ULTRA 2022 and a “World Prize”, ‘5 Star Global Official Airline Rating’and “Passenger Choice Award for Best Global Entertainment” At APEX 2023 and ‘The best economy class in the world’‘The best economy class catering service in the world and the 17th time in a row “World’s Best In-flight Entertainment” At Skytrax 2022 – Emirates continues to deliver on its brand promise’fly better‘.
The A350s’ onboard high-speed broadband flight plan is the latest addition to Emirates’ multi-billion dollar investment in the aircraft product and passenger experience; This includes the largest known fleet upgrade project of 120 aircraft, extensive investment in menu development and food and beverage experiences, the planned introduction of next-generation in-flight entertainment systems on arriving aircraft and a hospitality training program developed by the world’s leading hotel school. – Lausanne hotel.