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Qatar Airways Begins Rollout of GX Aviation on 130 Aircraft

By | May 1, 2018
Qatar Airways' In-flight entertainment amenities for passengers. Photo: Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways’ In-flight entertainment amenities for passengers. Photo: Qatar Airways.

Inmarsat has announced that its new GX Aviation in-flight broadband service is currently being rolled out on Qatar AirwaysBoeing 777 and Airbus A350 aircraft. In total, the service will be equipped on more than 130 of the airline’s aircraft.

The rollout follows an in-flight test campaign across Qatar Airways’ global flight routes. The airline connects to the GX network using new JetWave terminals produced by Honeywell Aerospace.

The rollout of GX Aviation follows a separate announcement that Qatar Airways has activated a new space-based system, supplied by Inmarsat, to track all of its flights across the world. Inmarsat worked exclusively with Qatar Airways to develop this solution, which uses Inmarsat’s satellite technology to provide the exact real-time location of the airline’s aircraft in latitude and longitude.

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