[Satellite TODAY 05-17-12] JetBlue Airways
and Greenwich AeroGroup
have entered into a distribution agreement with Iridium to support and install the operator’s OpenPort-Aero broadband aviation communications platform, Iridium announced May 16.
LiveTV has developed a lightweight aviation antenna design from the Iridium OpenPort broadband maritime system to enable low-latency, high-speed global aircraft connectivity. Greenwich AeroGroup will provide initial certification, sales and installation support for the Iridium OpenPort-Aero product line at its various locations in the United States. The initial installations are scheduled to begin in third quarter of 2012.
Iridium said the arrangement should expand the presence of its OpenPort-Aero high-speed data and voice communications solution in the business, government and military markets.