Thales se­lected by Air­bus as Lead Sup­plier for on A320, A330 and A380 air­craft

Zetta Jet Signs Fleet-wide Cabin Con­nec­tiv­ity Agree­ment with

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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.

Rock­well Collins is a pi­o­neer in

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