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Inmarsat is commemorating the fifth anniversary of its GX satellite communications system.

by Mahua Special Editor

GX Aviation, Inmarsat’s most popular in-flight broadband service, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. More than 35 airlines have chosen the award-winning solution since it entered commercial service in 2016, and it has been installed on more than 550 aircraft, with an additional 1,000 aircraft on order.

An in-flight internet connection that is as fast as mobile Wi-Fi while flying has been revolutionized by GX Aviation’s use of Global Xpress (GX). An increasing number of passengers expect to be able to use the internet, stream video or audio, use social media, shop online, and more while on a plane. This opens up a host of new ancillary revenue streams for airlines. GX Aviation has served millions of passengers over the years, including Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, AirAsia, Eurowings, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Philippine Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.

The pandemic has increased passenger demand for digital in-flight experiences, and GX Aviation’s latest milestone comes at a critical time for the aviation industry. Inmarsat’s 2021 Passenger Confidence Tracker found that digital solutions that keep passengers connected and minimize their contact with cabin crew and other passengers can go a long way in boosting confidence.

“GX Aviation has transformed the global inflight broadband market by offering unprecedented performance that has been truly embraced by airlines and their passengers,” said Philippe Carette, president of Inmarsat Aviation. Our world-class partner ecosystem, which includes industry leaders like Safran, SITA, Thales, Collins Aerospace, and Honeywell, joins us in commemorating our five-year anniversary.

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