October 27 2022  |  Connectivity & Satellites

ThinKom antenna solution passes 30 million operational hours

By Stephanie Philp

Upwards of 100 million passengers on more than 6 million flights have benefitted from ThinKom’s connectivity since inception

ThinKom Solutions, Inc. announced this week that its flagship ThinAir® Ku3030 antenna has logged more than 30 million hours of operational time on commercial aircraft. The antenna solution (branded 2Ku by Intelsat) carries passenger internet traffic, business communications, and aircraft maintenance data across the globe.

“The 2Ku program really changed what was possible to deliver to an aircraft,” said Bill Milroy, ThinKom’s Chief Technology Officer, in the release.

Upwards of 100 million passengers on more than 6 million flights have benefitted from ThinKom’s connectivity since inception. According to the release, it is currently in use by 19 major airlines on more than 1,300 aircraft, consistently supporting over 98 percent total end-to-end system availability.

The 2Ku system maintains high availability and a premium passenger experience, the release said. Air Canada recently committed to convert its A321 fleet to Intelsat’s 2Ku high-speed solution.

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