Inmarsat collaborates with Panasonic Avionics to offer in-flight connectivity in commercial aviation

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation have entered into a 10-year collaboration to combine services to offer broadband in-flight connectivity (“IFC”) paired with high-value solutions and services to customers in the commercial aviation industry worldwide, the companies said.

This collaboration will enable airlines, aircraft manufacturers and passengers to benefit from the combined expertise of two companies that have been at the forefront of technology and innovation for nearly four decades.

Under the terms of the agreement, Inmarsat will become Panasonic´s exclusive provider of Ka-band IFC for commercial aviation. Panasonic will now be able to offer Inmarsat´s high-speed, broadband connectivity service, GX Aviation, powered by Global Xpress, the world´s first global Ka-band satellite network, owned and managed by a single operator. Panasonic will continue to invest in its own network and, with GX Aviation as a primary offering for new business, will be perfectly positioned to serve both its current and future customers.

In addition, Inmarsat will now be able to offer Panasonic´s market-leading portfolio of services and NEXT solutions to Inmarsat´s commercial aviation customers. This includes customer support services available from Panasonic´s Customer Performance Center and Technical Services teams.

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air.

GX Aviation is the world´s first and only globally available, high-speed inflight internet service delivered through a wholly-owned and operated network of High-Throughput Satellites (HTS).

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world´s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a US corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.