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Wed, 6 April 2016

Air Astana Signs Inflight Connectivity Agreement with Rockwell Collins

Air Astana will soon be able to offer passengers inflight connectivity, following an agreement signed with air transport IT provider, Rockwell Collins.

Air Astana will install the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) high speed connectivity system on its fleet of Boeing 767 airliners commencing September 2016.

“Air Astana is always looking to improve the passenger experience on the ground and in the air. We’re very excited about the new inflight connectivity opportunities that GX reliably provides to Air Astana passengers,” said Andrey Gulev, Commercial Engineer Manager at Air Astana. “After carefully reviewing a number of competing offers, Air Astana’s decision came down to Rockwell Collins’ ability to provide a cost-effective solution that was tailored to meet all our needs.”

The new service will be available to Business and Economy class passengers on all three of Air Astana’s Boeing 767s.

 Using their own devices passengers will be able to surf the internet, use various instant messenger applications and check e-mails.

 First aircraft installation will commence in September 2016 and will be followed by system installation on the other two aircraft in March and September 2017.

“This GX Aviation service opens up new possibilities for Air Astana and its customers,” said Jeff Standerski, senior vice president, Information Management Services (IMS) for Rockwell Collins. “Air Astana’s passengers will soon experience what only a handful of others around the world will—the fastest and most reliable inflight connectivity available. For Air Astana, this service offers the opportunity to develop new offerings that go far beyond what’s possible today.”

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