Boeing selects Eutelsat for in-flight internet connectivity

New Delhi: Eutelsat, one of the world's leading providers of satellite communication, has been selected by Connexion, a business unit of Boeing for a three-month demonstration of in-flight broadband Internet access for passengers flying between Frankfurt and Washington D C.


Under this facility, Eutelsat will provide satellite capacity through its ATLANTIC BIRD 2 and also through EUTELSAT II-F4. Through these two satellites Boeing can offer a seamless network over the Atlantic Ocean and Europe to Lufthansa, and to British Airways that plans to begin in-flight demonstrations in the middle of this month.

Fly Net enables users to - Full access to personal/business e-mail accounts as well as files; Send and receive mails with heavy attachments; Get latest news updates; Find out more about your destination; Shop on the move. The new service, which Lufthansa has branded as Fly Net, will operate through the service offered by Connexion, a business unit of the Boeing Company. This will enable passengers on board a Lufthansa German Airlines Boeing 747-400 to use their personal laptops and ones provided by the airline for high-speed connections to the Internet, including full access to their personal or business email accounts and files.

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