September 12 2019  |  Connectivity & Satellites

Inmarsat’s GX Aviation now on Virgin Atlantic’s new A350

By Rick Lundstrom

LOS ANGELES - Inmarsat, announced this week that its GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to passengers onboard the first of Virgin Atlantic’s new A350 aircraft.

The milestone was achieved September 10, when Virgin Atlantic operated its inaugural A350-1000 flight from London to New York. As part of the observance, the airline unveiled a promotion offering free access to GX Aviation for the next month.

Virgin Atlantic is scheduled to receive 12 A350-1000s over the next three years. All of the aircraft will be installed with GX Aviation, delivered through a wholly owned and operated network of high-throughput satellites. Inmarsat’s partner Deutsche Telekom, which is already the Internet service provider on Virgin Atlantic’s 787 and A330 fleets, has also been selected for the same role on the airline’s new Airbus A350 fleet.

“We are always looking to raise the bar and provide our passengers with a world-class experience,” said Gail Yates, Head of Inflight Services at Virgin Atlantic. “An industry-leading inflight connectivity solution is a fundamental part of this offering and we are delighted to have Inmarsat’s GX Aviation onboard to offer high-speed inflight broadband to our customers.”

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