AirNet, Lufthansa Technik Provide IFC in Chinese Market
AirNet Technology (formerly known as AirMedia Group) revealed that one of its subsidiaries, Air Esurfing Information Technology (ARE), signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Lufthansa Technik to provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) retrofit packages to aircrafts in the Chinese market.
During the term of the agreement, Lufthansa Technik will design and certify Ka-band-based connectivity retrofit packages for both the Airbus A320ceo and A320neo aircraft families as well as the Boeing 737NG and 737MAX. Lufthansa Technik will also work with ARE to provide respective CAAC validated EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) to support Chinese airlines. Moreover, Lufthansa Technik will supply material and provide material handling services for the installation of the packages, that can be tailored to the specific requirements of airline customers of ARE.
Grant Zhou, COO of AirNet, commented, “We are pleased to partner up with Lufthansa Technik to provide our customers with a comprehensive solution to embrace IFC ranging from design engineering and certification of connectivity solutions and provide material supply and material handling services for installations. This cooperation will further enhance our ability to provide a highly tailorable solution to meet the increasing growth of high-speed inflight connectivity in China.”