Scandinavian Airlines Uses Inmarsat IFC for New Airbus Fleet
Inmarsat‘s GX Aviation in-flight broadband service was selected by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) for its new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft.
SAS ordered a number of new Airbus A350 aircraft as part of an fleet renewal program, the first of which will be delivered from the Airbus factory in Toulouse at the end of this year with GX Aviation pre-installed. The aircraft has been named “Ingegerd Viking” and will officially enter service on January 28, 2020, serving long-haul routes to destinations such as Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Beijing, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
Philip Balaam, President of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “GX Aviation is already the gold standard for inflight broadband and our extensive long-term development plans for the service have been extremely well received by the aviation industry, as this contract win with Scandinavian Airlines has shown. The superior capabilities of GX Aviation and its status as the only solution with global coverage was a perfect fit for the airline’s new Airbus A350 aircraft, which will cover high demand long-haul routes from Scandinavia to the United States and Asia. We look forward to working with the airline on the service’s rollout to passengers from early next year.”