's SB-S platform is the world's first and only global broadband solution for aircraft operational and safety communications, driving digital transformation in the airline industry.
Airbus' Head of Space Systems, Nicolas Chamussy said: "We are launching the OneSat product line for our customer Inmarsat
, following the successes of the Airbus-built Inmarsat-4 spacecraft, Alphasat and the Inmarsat-6 satellites, which are currently under construction.
The three GX satellites, GX7, GX8, and GX9, will be designed, manufactured, and built buy Airbus and will be the first of Inmarsat
's next generation satellites.
Commenting on the FAA approval for the broadband solution, Philip Balaam, President of Inmarsat
Aviation, said: "Inmarsat
has a rich history of providing cutting-edge, transformative services for the global aviation industry.
, which posted its first results since it unveiled a buyout deal led by private equity firms Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus, maintained its forecast of mid-single digit revenue growth over the five years to 2022, and 2019 revenue, excluding Ligado, of between $1.3m and $1.4m.
In conjunction with the agreement, Orbit's new terminal will operate over Inmarsat
's GX constellation, the world's first and only globally available, high-throughput wideband network.
Isotropic Systems' transformational technology will produce a next generation low-cost, fully electronic tracking terminal that will allow Inmarsat
to extend its reach into new market sectors.
's sixth-generation (I-6) fleet will be the first to feature dual-payload satellites; each supporting L-band and Ka-band (Global Xpress) services.
PHOTO CAPTION: Air Astana's Aigerim Zhambyl (Manager Projects, Inflight Services), Andrey Gulev (Commercial Engineering Manager) and Zhamilya Jaxybekova (Manager Inflight and Ground Product, Inflight Services) are joined by Inmarsat
Aviation's Frederik van Essen (SVP of Strategy and Business Development) and Rockwell Collins' Ken Schreder (VP of Strategic Programs) and Andy Hubbard (Head of Cabin Connectivity Solutions) to celebrate the announcement that Air Astana has gone live with Inmarsat
's GX Aviation service.
CEO Rupert Pearce said over a month ago, in (http://www.ibtimes.com/spacex-losing-inmarsat-business-falcon-9-explosion-may-cost-elon-musk-dear-2441071) an interview on Nov.