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Qantas to commence A380 inflight connectivity trial

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 16, 2011
Qantas A380-842 VH-OQG. (Gordon Reid)

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce today announced the airline’s trial deployment of internet capability on selected A380 aircraft starting in February next year.

Six aircraft would be involved in the pilot program on designated Sydney-Los Angeles and Melbourne-Los Angeles flights.

“From February next year our customers travelling between Australia and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to participate in our inflight connectivity trial and communicate online from the 35,000ft,” Joyce said.

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“Our customers will be able to access the internet via their wi-fi enabled personal electronic devices, such as iPhones, iPads and Blackberrys, on Qantas for the first time.”

The service uses Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband and global satellite based connections to transfer data between the passengers in the aircraft to the ground.

The trail will initially be rolled out to first and business class travelers, and forms parts of Qantas’s evaluation of connectivity options, including the ‘Q Streaming’ trial set to start in January.

Q Streaming uses wireless technology to connect customers to the On Demand inflight entertainment system via wi-fi enabled devices.

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Qantas to commence A380 inflight connectivity trial

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 16, 2011
Qantas A380-842 VH-OQG. (Gordon Reid)

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce today announced the airline’s trial deployment of internet capability on selected A380 aircraft starting in February next year.

Six aircraft would be involved in the pilot program on designated Sydney-Los Angeles and Melbourne-Los Angeles flights.

“From February next year our customers travelling between Australia and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to participate in our inflight connectivity trial and communicate online from the 35,000ft,” Joyce said.

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“Our customers will be able to access the internet via their wi-fi enabled personal electronic devices, such as iPhones, iPads and Blackberrys, on Qantas for the first time.”

The service uses Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband and global satellite based connections to transfer data between the passengers in the aircraft to the ground.

The trail will initially be rolled out to first and business class travelers, and forms parts of Qantas’s evaluation of connectivity options, including the ‘Q Streaming’ trial set to start in January.

Q Streaming uses wireless technology to connect customers to the On Demand inflight entertainment system via wi-fi enabled devices.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Qantas to commence A380 inflight connectivity trial

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 16, 2011
Qantas A380-842 VH-OQG. (Gordon Reid)

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce today announced the airline’s trial deployment of internet capability on selected A380 aircraft starting in February next year.

Six aircraft would be involved in the pilot program on designated Sydney-Los Angeles and Melbourne-Los Angeles flights.

“From February next year our customers travelling between Australia and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to participate in our inflight connectivity trial and communicate online from the 35,000ft,” Joyce said.

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“Our customers will be able to access the internet via their wi-fi enabled personal electronic devices, such as iPhones, iPads and Blackberrys, on Qantas for the first time.”

The service uses Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband and global satellite based connections to transfer data between the passengers in the aircraft to the ground.

The trail will initially be rolled out to first and business class travelers, and forms parts of Qantas’s evaluation of connectivity options, including the ‘Q Streaming’ trial set to start in January.

Q Streaming uses wireless technology to connect customers to the On Demand inflight entertainment system via wi-fi enabled devices.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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