This is an expansion of the deal that Viasat and Delta reached in January 2021 for Viasat IFC service on 300 of Delta’s narrowbody aircraft.
The MoU signed between national leaders at IDEX 2023 is to build on Yahsat’s systems integration expertise across various platforms.
The companies will explore localising engineering and modification certification services for airborne platforms.
The dual-dissimilar setup consists of Satcom Direct’s Plane Simple Ku- and Ka-band antenna systems mounted together on the vertical fin of the G550.
Both organisations have signed MoU for aerospace communications, navigation and surveillance infrastructure.
The partners have conducted a series of flight demos at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Thales Alenia Space will provide operational support and servicing in case of incidents to deliver optimal 24/7 support for EGNOS.
The workshop included training sessions facilitated by a group of lecturers accredited by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
The agreement marks an expansion of the long-standing partnership between the Emirates and Inmarsat.