Aerkomm to Provide In-Flight Connectivity to Hong Kong Airlines
Aerkomm subsidiary Aircom Pacific has agreed to provide Hong Kong Airlines with both its AirCinema and AERKOMM K++ In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) solutions. Hong Kong Airlines plans to install Aircom’s solutions on 12 Airbus A320 and 5 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, as well as the AERKOMM AirCinema system for the Airbus A320 aircraft.
The AERKOMM AirCinema system, which Aircom is designing and implementing specifically for Hong Kong Airlines, will introduce free high speed internet access to the seat back screens of Hong Kong Airlines’ Airbus A320 aircraft, connected via the Ka-band AERKOMM K++ IFEC system. Instead of a preloaded selection of in-flight entertainment, passengers will have access to high-speed internet streaming services for videos, music, live TV, and social media. The AERKOMM K++ IFEC system aims to provide passengers of Hong Kong Airlines with an “at home” network experience by giving free access to on-board WiFi to all passenger personal devices.
“This agreement marks the next step in our partnership with Hong Kong Airlines, who will be the launch customer of our AERKOMM K++ IFEC system,” Aerkomm CEO Jeffrey Wun said. “This agreement, as the first application of our technology to a commercial passenger fleet, is a milestone in the commercialization of our AERKOMM K++ IFEC system.”