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
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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