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Panasonic Avionics, Inmarsat Join Forces for IFC Services

By | September 20, 2018

Panasonic Avionics’ aircraft mission control center. Photo: Panasonic.

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics have agreed on a strategic collaboration, for an initial ten-year period, enabling them to combine their services to offer broadband In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) paired with solutions and services to customers in the commercial aviation industry worldwide. Inmarsat and Panasonic will also collaborate on the development of a next generation GX Aviation terminal, as well as new connectivity-enabled services, data analytics, and technology to improve overall end-to-end performance.

Under the terms of the agreement, Inmarsat will become Panasonic’s exclusive provider of Ka-band IFC for commercial aviation. Panasonic will now be able to offer Inmarsat’s high-speed, broadband connectivity service, GX Aviation, powered by Global Xpress, a global Ka-band satellite network Panasonic will continue to invest in its own network and, with GX Aviation as a primary offering for new business, will be positioned to serve both its current and future customers.

In addition, Inmarsat will now be able to offer Panasonic’s  portfolio of services and Next solutions to Inmarsat’s commercial aviation customers. This includes customer support services available from Panasonic’s Customer Performance Center and Technical Services teams.