Smartphone and tablet devices have now become an integral part of everyone’s life. Staying in touch has become a priority with the help of technology. Chinese Airlines is these days showing interest to improve the in-flight internet service to improve the convenience of the passengers who bring their devices.
Air China Ltd has joined hands with Honeywell Aerospace which is a part of Honeywell International Inc. They will test the in-flight service from the second quarter 2015, the Global Xpress Aviation System, on its A330 aircraft. The GX Aviation is a high speed Ka band in-flight connectivity service which is powered by GX Ka band satellite network of Inmarsat Plc. It is a communications firm which is established in 1979 by the International Maritime Organization. It allows the ships to stay in touch with the shore or call for help.
With the help of the new technology the passengers can expect a 60 percent faster download speed compared to the speeds now. In December 2013, the first GX satellite was launched, the Inmarsat Aviation’s vice president Bill Peltola said, that the second and third GX satellites are scheduled for launch by the end of 2014.
The satellites will go around the globe and will provide more stable signals.
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