Boeing Selects Eutelsat for In-Flight Satellite Connectivity
Connexion by Boeing, a business unit of Chicago-based Boeing [NYSE: BA], has signed a contract with Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat for satellite transponder capacity for Connexion by Boeing’s mobile broadband information services for airline passengers. Based on the agreement, Connexion by Boeing will lease capacity on Eutelsat’s SESAT satellite, which is located at 36 degrees East Longitude and provides a footprint stretching from the eastern Atlantic Ocean across the European continent to as far east as Central Asia. Eutelsat previously provided Connexion by Boeing with satellite capacity over the North Atlantic and Europe during the three-month service demonstrations with Lufthansa and British Airways. Financial terms were not disclosed.