Emirates decides on Wi-Fi in new Airbus A350 aircraft


Emirates decides on Wi-Fi on new Airbus A350 aircraft

Through partnership with Inmarsat, Emirates' new Airbus A350-900 fleet will be equipped with high-speed broadband internet as early as 2024. The connection will be made using Inmarsat's GX aviation service, which, according to experts, is able to provide “the best in the world and the only globally available broadband network.”

Complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi is available to Emirates Skywards Elite members, including all Skywards Gold or Silver members traveling in Business Class, First Class, and Platinum members traveling in any class.

< p>The Inmarsat GX product is currently used by several leading airlines worldwide including Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and AirAsia.

The GX network currently consists of five satellites, with plans to significantly expand the network by adding seven more. These will include two Inmarsat-6s — today's most advanced commercial communications satellites, as well as two in a highly elliptical orbit — GX10A and 10B, which will provide Internet access from high altitudes and over the Arctic.

Inmarsat's network promises to be a big advantage for Emirates flights on Arctic routes, as it will be able to provide uninterrupted Internet access in the region, which usually a dark spot for commercial flights. For example, flying over the Arctic on routes between the Middle East and the Americas.

Emirates has invested $350 million to install 4K QLED HDR screens that support the ICE entertainment system, recognized by Skytrax as the world's best entertainment system for 17 consecutive years. flight time.

Dubai carrier has an order for 50 Airbus A350-900 — next-generation wide-body aircraft with a range of up to 15,000 km, which will allow long-haul flights from Dubai for up to 15 hours.

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