China Eastern Airlines, China Telecom Satellite and Panasonic Launch Broadband Wi-Fi in the Skies Over China
Jul 25, 2014 UncategorizedComments Off on China Eastern Airlines, China Telecom Satellite and Panasonic Launch Broadband Wi-Fi in the Skies Over China
BEIJING, SHANGHAI and LAKE FOREST, California, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In a first for the commercial aviation industry in China, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has begun offering broadband connected flights over China using China Telecom Satellite aeronautical service and Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) eXConnect system.
The first of 27 CEA aircraft equipped with a system and service tailored to the unique requirements of China is an Airbus A330 aircraft. Onboard, passengers will experience true broadband Wi-Fi as they surf the web, keep in touch with friends and family through their social networks, and even check their email – all at 35,000 feet.