ALOFT AeroArchitects to equip private Boeing Business Jet aircraft with Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO satellite connectivity service

Wednesday 27th March 2024

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  • ALOFT AeroArchitects to equip private Boeing Business Jet aircraft with Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO

Eutelsat Group (ISIN: FR0010221234 - Euronext Paris / London Stock Exchange: ETL) announces that  ALOFT AeroArchitects, the  Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) experts, has selected Eutelsat OneWeb to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity for the ultimate passenger experience aboard their client’s aircraft.

Under the agreement, ALOFT will equip a private BBJ aircraft with Eutelsat OneWeb’s revolutionary LEO satellite connectivity service. The service will be facilitated by a new Electronically Steered Array (ESA) terminal being developed by Stellar Blu Technologies and delivered through Eutelsat OneWeb’s distribution partner and connectivity expert, Satcom Direct.  ALOFT is developing a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the B737-platform using its internal engineering, certification, and ODA resources, which is now available for purchase by VVIP B737 operators and MROs worldwide.

Eutelsat OneWeb’s low-Earth orbit constellation of advanced satellites will deliver a reliable, high-speed, low-latency connectivity experience which will enable the VIP passengers to remain as productive, entertained and connected with family, friends, colleagues, and social media as if they were on the ground.

As an innovator in cabin technology integration, ALOFT is ensuring its discerning BBJ customers will experience high-speed internet in the air, no matter where they are flying – just  as they do on the ground,”  commented Jason Sperry, Head of Business Aviation at Eutelsat OneWeb. “The low latency that is inherent in our low Earth orbit network, means that principals and passengers will have access to applications for both passenger productivity and entertainment that to date have been out of reach while inflight.”

On signing the agreement Colby Hall, Director of Integrated Technology at ALOFT said: “Our BBJ customers expect their aircraft to be as comfortable and capable as their homes and offices. This expectation now includes high speed connectivity and being able to remain connected through their personal devices – all the time. Thanks to the connected ecosystem that Eutelsat OneWeb and their partners are deploying in the business aviation market, our VIP customers will be connected, entertained and productive like never before – able to work, stream, trade, as they choose.”

ENDS

About Eutelsat Group

Eutelsat Group is a global leader in satellite communications, delivering connectivity and broadcast services worldwide. The Group was formed through the combination of Eutelsat and OneWeb in 2023, becoming the first fully integrated GEO-LEO satellite operator with a fleet of 35 geostationary (GEO) satellites and a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation of more than 600 satellites. The Group addresses customers' needs in four key verticals of Video, where it distributes more than 6,500 television channels, and the high-growth connectivity markets of Mobile Connectivity, Fixed Connectivity, and Government Services. Eutelsat Group’s unique suite of in-orbit assets and on-ground infrastructure enables it to deliver integrated solutions to meet the needs of global customers. The Company is headquartered in Paris and Eutelsat Group employs more than 1,700 people from more than 50 countries. The Group is committed to delivering safe, resilient, and environmentally sustainable connectivity to help bridge the digital divide. The Company is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL) and the London Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL).

Find out more at  www.eutelsat.com

About  ALOFT  AeroArchitects:

ALOFT AeroArchitects specializes in completions, inspections, overhaul, maintenance, and auxiliary fuel systems installation for large-cabin, head-of-state, VVIP, and government aircraft. The company’s campus includes its FAA Part 145 Repair Station for STC, PMA, and ODA engineering services and aircraft systems manufacturing. ALOFT is also a Boeing-authorized service center. The ALOFT manufacturing team and its ODA and engineering division are also available to support design and certification requirements for project work on behalf of our global customers. The company holds maintenance authorizations and ratings from the FAA, EASA, UAE, GCAA, Bermuda DCA, and a variety of other global entities. For more information, visit  www.aloftaeroarchitects.com.

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