Thales selected by Airbus as Lead Supplier for on A320, A330 and A380 aircraft
Zetta Jet Signs Fleet-wide Cabin Connectivity Agreement with
EW DELHI. Thales has been selected by Airbus as Lead Supplier for HBC solutions to be deployed on A320, A330 and A380 aircrafts in linefit and retrofit mode.
Thales’ High Bandwidth Connectivity solutions will provide passengers the bandwidth they need to enrich their travel experience and airlines with the connectivity solution that satisfies their operational requirements. HANGHAI. Zetta Jet has selected Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirectSM to provide its customers with the fastest internet speeds available through Viasat Yonder over KU band and Inmarsat Jet ConneX ( JX) over KA band.
Zetta Jet is the first business jet provider in Asia to offer high-speed connectivity across its fleet of aircraft.
The new contract expands Zetta Jet’s relationship with Rockwell Collins, which is currently using a number of ARINCDirect’s integrated services.
“Our goal is to create unique guest experiences and provide only the absolute best in service and amenities that the world has to offer,” said Geoffrey Cassidy, Managing Director of Zetta Jet. “Rockwell Collins is enabling us to accomplish that goal by providing our passengers with faster and more reliable in- flight internet service. And, being able to get flight planning, flight operations scheduling and cabin connectivity all from one company is a tremendous value to Zetta Jet.”
“Business jet passengers are demanding the same type of connectivity they experience on the ground as they do in-flight,” said Saira Kanchwala, business development
This selection is an important milestone in the long- standing relationship between Airbus and Thales. In addition to the already selectable GX Connectivity solution for A350s, this agreement enables Thales to become linefit offerable for connectivity products and related VAR services on all legacy Airbus platforms, today and in the future. HBC solutions are designed to operate standalone or connected to an IFE system. director, Asia Pacific Division for Rockwell Collins. “With higher levels of bandwidth, Rockwell Collins will enable leading providers like Zetta Jet with technology enablement applications and services to meet their passengers’ expectations.”
Zetta Jet is the world’s first truly personalised private airline. With six strategically positioned offices worldwide, and a growing fleet of the most technologically advanced aircraft
Thales’ inflight entertainment and connectivity portfolio combines innovative technologies, a global support network, with a complete ecosystem that provides airlines valuable services to improve operational efficiencies and increase passenger engagement.
In this safety-critical and technologyrich environment Thales has a pedigree and global presence no other provider can match, across aviation, in the private aviation industry, Zetta Jet promises to deliver the ultimate in bespoke luxury experiences to an elite ultra-high net-worth clientele.
Headquartered in Singapore, Zetta Jet is a FAA certificated air carrier with its Scheduling and Operations Centre (SOC) in Los Angeles, and leverages an established network of sales and support offices in New York, London, San José, Harbin and Singapore.
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