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Eutelsat Wins Boeing Business Jet Connectivity Deal with ALOFT

By Mark Holmes | March 27, 2024

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Eutelsat won a new contract in the aviation connectivity arena. ALOFT AeroArchitects, the private Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) operator, has selected Eutelsat OneWeb to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity to improve the customer experience. Eutelsat announced the new deal on March 27.

Under the agreement, ALOFT will equip a private BBJ aircraft with Eutelsat OneWeb’s Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity service. The service will be facilitated by a new electronically steered array (ESA) terminal being developed by Stellar Blu Technologies and delivered through Eutelsat OneWeb’s distribution partner and connectivity expert, Satcom Direct.

ALOFT is developing a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the 737-platform using its internal engineering, certification, and ODA resources, which is now available for purchase by VVIP 737 operators and MROs worldwide.

“Our BBJ customers expect their aircraft to be as comfortable and capable as their homes and offices. This expectation now includes high speed connectivity and being able to remain connected through their personal devices – all the time. Thanks to the connected ecosystem that Eutelsat OneWeb and their partners are deploying in the business aviation market, our VIP customers will be connected, entertained and productive like never before – able to work, stream, trade, as they choose,” Colby Hall, director of Integrated Technology for ALOFT, said in a statement.