Aerkomm Inc. (Euronext Paris: AKOM) (OTCQX: AKOM) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary in Malta, Aerkomm Pacific Ltd., has entered into an agreement with Airbus Interior Services for the Aerkomm K++ Connectivity Solution Installation on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, the company said.
As a fully-owned subsidiary of Airbus SAS, Airbus Interior Services provides current cabin upgrade solutions for Airbus aircraft operators while bringing additional flexibility and reduced lead times.
Following an agreement Aircom Pacific Inc. (signed with Airbus ACJ in November 2018 pursuant to which Airbus agreed to develop, install and certify the Aerkomm K++ System on a prototype A320 aircraft to EASA and FAA certification standards, Aerkomm Malta and Airbus Interior Services have signed a new agreement.
Airbus Interior Services shall provide and certify as per Airbus Design Organization Approval a complete retrofit solution to develop EASA/FAA certified Service Bulletins, to supply related Aircraft Modification Kits, and to install the Aerkomm K++ Connectivity solution on the A320 family of commercial aircraft. This new agreement also includes Airbus support for the integration of the Aerkomm K++ System components on the aircraft, including ARINC 791 structural reinforcements and related engineering work.
Airbus Interior Services will provide support for National Airworthiness Authorities (NAA) certification as required over and above the EASA certification, as well as provide on-site technical support at the Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) base for the aircraft retrofit.
The AERKOMM K++ IFEC system is intended to provide passengers on A320 aircraft with an at home network experience using a Ka-band technology to give free access to on-board WiFi internet connectivity for all passengers´ personal devices, including laptops, mobile phones and tablets. This system will additionally provide passengers with access to e-commerce amenities such as in-flight shopping and travel services. The Aerkomm K++ system will also be compatible with the next generation of LEO satellite technologies.
Aerkomm Inc. (Euronext Paris: AKOM;OTCQX: AKOM), operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, Aircom Pacific, Inc., is a development stage service provider of in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions for the airline industry.