Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint, and Bharti Airtel have announced the formation of the Seamless Air Alliance, the company said.
By empowering member mobile operators to extend their services into airline cabins, the Seamless Air Alliance will allow them to continuously provide their customers – via satellite technology – with the same high speed, low latency connectivity from ground, to air and back again. It will also significantly reduce costs for everyone involved while creating a smooth, positive user-experience.
The alliance – which aims to attract additional industry operators beyond the five initial members – will eliminate the immense costs and hurdles commonly associated with acquisition, installation, and operation of data access infrastructure by streamlining system integration and certification, providing open specifications for interoperability, increasing accessibility for passengers, and enabling simple and integrated billing.
Airbus is a global provider of aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of EUR 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world´s space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. Additional information is available at http://www.airbus.com
Bharti Airtel is a global telecommunications company with operations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company´s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G and mobile commerce services. Bharti Airtel had over 394 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2017. To know more visit, http://www.airtel.com
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune´s top 50 Most Admired companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Fast company also named Delta among its most innovative companies in 2018. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 314 destinations in 54 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as http://www.delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/Delta.