Low cost carrier will fly equipped with Cobham’s market-leading four-channel SwiftBroadband system
LYNGBY, Denmark -
Cobham SATCOM has started deliveries to supply 150 of its
market-leading four-channel AVIATOR 1200SP SwiftBroadband system to
AirAsia. Enabling a state-of-the-art In-Flight Entertainment
solution, the system was selected as part of the Tune Box
connectivity solution for the leading Asian Low Cost Carrier.
The system, which consists of the Satellite Data Unit
SDU-7330-4, the High Power Amplifier HPA-7450, the Type F
Diplexer/Low Noise Amplifier and Intermediate Gain Antenna
IGA-5001, had been trialled by Tune Box and AirAsia since early
2014. After completing stringent customer assessment, the system
was certified through a FAA STC on the AirAsia fleet of Airbus A320
Willem Kasselman, Air Transport Business Development Director of
Cobham SATCOM's aeronautical business unit, said: "Cobham SATCOM is
proud to be supplying equipment for this innovative connectivity
solution that will set AirAsia even further apart from its
"It is further proof of the growing market confidence in the
Cobham satcom systems, which provides value benefits and cost
savings, such as low drag weight, low induced fuselage stress and
exceptional low elevation angle coverage, all resulting in a higher
performance satcom system."
Using the SwiftBroadband flexible IP connectivity, the roKKi
service developed by Tune Box offers passengers a complete
In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system, with access to connecting
flight information, hotel and car reservations as well as the
ability to connect to their own Personal Electronic Devices.
Sami El Hadery, Executive Director of Tune Box, said: "We're
excited to be the first service provider to launch on-board Wi-Fi
services with a four-channel SwiftBroadband system on a commercial
airline. This four-channel system differentiates us from other
airlines that use a single-channel SwiftBroadband system, as it
allows us to support more passengers accessing Wi-Fi on board as
well as additional next-generation revenue-generating
For further information please visit Stand 3B12 at Aircraft
Interiors or visit www.cobham.com/satcom.
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About Cobham SATCOM
Providing dependable communications and internet access
anywhere under the most demanding conditions.
Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the
most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the
We design and manufacture these high performance products under
the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing
customers with outstanding performance, value and support through
our global sales and service network.
About Tune Box
Tune Box is a leading provider of next generation in-flight
entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions marketed under the
roKKi name. From affordable Wi-Fi connectivity to in-flight video
streaming, Tune Box aims to shake up the travel experience with
exciting new entertainment products and services that add a little
thrill and whole lotta attitude to everyday life. Tune Box strives
to push the limits of IFEC, leveraging on a proven model of
innovation that provides customisable, flexible, and cost-effective
For more information, please visit www.tunebox.com.my.
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