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Thales partners with Emirates for latest generation broadband connectivity


Emirates to equip its Boeing 777X fleet with Thales' latest generation broadband in-flight connectivity using Inmarsat GX global network.

Key points:
* Emirates to equip its Boeing 777X fleet with Thales' latest generation broadband in-flight connectivity using Inmarsat GX global network.
* Passengers will enjoy best-in-class connectivity with speeds of up to 50Mbps.
* This new agreement is part of the plan formed in 2016, to develop and enhance the state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) on the 777X fleet.


altEmirates and Thales signed an agreement to equip their newest Boeing 777X fleet with the latest generation broadband in-flight connectivity using Inmarsat GX Global Network.

Over the years, Emirates has significantly invested to equip its aircraft with connectivity. Demand for WiFi on board has been steadily increasing, and today, over 800 000 passengers per month connect while in-flight. The partnership with Thales and Inmarsat will give Emirates customers best-in-class connectivity on its Boeing 777X aircraft, due for delivery starting in 2020.

Emirates and Thales have recently contracted to fit Emirates' Boeing 777X fleet with the latest generation Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system.

The new agreement is part of the Emirates and Thales's plans to develop a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) for the 777X fleet and boost Emirates' award-winning in-flight passenger experience.

"At Thales, we are committed to build on our partnership with Emirates, through technological innovation, digital expertise and big data management; our teams are dedicated to enhancing Emirates' in-flight experience leadership position. Thales is focused on continuously helping Emirates drive the highest standards of innovation, from in-seat entertainment to wireless cabin connectivity," said Dominique Giannoni, CEO, Thales. InFlyt Experience.

Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the aerospace, transport, defence and security markets. With 64 000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25 000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

Editorial contacts:

Thales
Giaime Porcu
Media Relations Civil Aerospace
(+33) 06 88 23 84 79
giaime.porcu@thalesgroup.com


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