Thuraya improves inflight connectivity for small to medium sized aircraft

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has launched Thuraya AERO, a satellite communication service that enables in-flight connectivity for internet access, voice calls, text messaging, and high-speed data applications on board small to medium sized aircraft.

Developed in collaboration with the Aero Group, a consortium of global technology and service innovators consisting of Cobham, SCOTTY Group, SRT Wireless and led by smp aviation; Thuraya Aero is suitable for fixed wing and rotary wing aircrafts as well as any other air platforms flying missions beyond line of sight.

Thuraya Aero enables applications requiring real time airborne data such as search and rescue (SAR), ISR, telemedicine, military operations, office-in-the-sky and border surveillance. Its unique capabilities allow Thuraya to provide services to a wide range of market segments including government, military, enterprise and disaster relief.

For business aviation, Thuraya Aero provides affordable VIP and Executive in-flight connectivity. During flight, executives can talk on their own smartphone; send and receive text messages; access email and internet with any mobile device and hold video conferences.

Thuraya Aero can be easily installed on any plane. The hard-ware and software components to communicate with the satellite systems of Thuraya are developed with a powerful combination of well-known aerospace solution suppliers who have already secured all necessary aero-approvals to offer these high class products to the aeronautical market.