March 14 2024  |  Connectivity & Satellites

Royal Jordanian selects Viasat IFC for multiple fleets

By Robynne Trueman

Royal Jordanian will use Viasat's IFC solution onboard multiple fleets 

Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) has selected Viasat Inc.’s inflight connectivity solution to make high-speed Wi-Fi a priority across multiple fleets, the March 14 press release said. The partnership aligns with Royal Jordanian’s plan to modernize its fleet.

The airline will equip more than 40 aircraft with Viasat connectivity systems, including plans to factory-install the system on its E2, A320, A321 and 787-9 fleets. The airline will also retrofit its 787-8 widebody aircraft with the advanced Wi-Fi solution.

“We are committed to providing our passengers with a superior in-flight experience. By introducing high-speed streaming Wi-Fi on our new fleets, and even installing it on some aircraft of our existing fleet, we are enabling state-of-the-art connectivity while in-flight, and providing passengers with an enhanced and curated entertainment experience. We are looking forward to introducing the first Wi-Fi on board our E2 Embraer Jets arriving by the end of this month,” said Samer Majali, Vice Chairman and Board Designee CEO of Royal Jordanian Airlines.

Viasat’s IFC service will be configured to provide passengers with access to fast internet speeds, streaming entertainment possibilities and real-time digital communications inflight. The Wi-Fi will be available on various flight routes in the Middle East region and beyond, with E2 fleet handling short-haul flights, the A320 family aircraft flying medium-haul routes and the 787s flying Royal Jordanian Airlines’ long-haul routes.

“As Royal Jordanian Airlines looks to enhance its passenger experience for the future, we are proud to be part of enabling a next-level experience through fast and resilient connectivity wherever Royal Jordanian Airlines flies. We have worked closely with the team at Royal Jordanian Airlines to develop a solution that will match its goals and provide an advanced experience for passengers. We look forward to a successful relationship for many years to come,” said Don Buchman, VP and GM of Commercial Aviation at Viasat.

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