Month: November 2019

Inmarsat crowned world leading inflight internet provider

29 November 2019: Inmarsat has been named the ‘World’s Leading Inflight Service Provider’ for the third year in a row at the prestigious World Travel Awards, in recognition of the company’s pioneering GX Aviation and European Aviation Network (EAN) connectivity

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Inmarsat and ABB sign Fleet Data agreement

28 November 2019: Inmarsat and ABB Marine & Ports, two driving forces behind maritime digitalisation, have signed a milestone Master Supply Agreement. The implementation of the agreement tackles an obstacle identified by ship owners themselves which stopped them using IoT

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Inmarsat confirms successful launch of GX5 satellite

27 November 2019: Inmarsat has confirmed the successful launch of GX5, the fifth satellite in its Global Xpress (GX) fleet. The satellite was lifted into orbit by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Ariane Launch Complex No. 3 (ELA-3)

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GX5 launch update

25 November 2019: UPDATE Due to unfavourable weather conditions over the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, Arianespace has decided to delay the Arian 5 Flight VA250 which will launch GX5 by 24 hours. The new targetted launch date is Tuesday

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iFleetONE marks milestone for sustainable fishing in U.S.

21 November 2019: Inmarsat and its partners Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd (Addvalue) and Network Innovations have launched the first type approved IP-based terminal and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) for fishing vessels operating in United States waters. The new broadband communications

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GX Aviation inflight broadband now available with Air France

21 November 2019: Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband solution can now be accessed by passengers travelling on Air France’s brand new Airbus A350 aircraft. Air France’s first Airbus A350, named Toulouse, was delivered with GX Aviation installed. The aircraft entered

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Inmarsat GX5 satellite to launch on 22 November

15 November 2019: Inmarsat has received formal confirmation from its launch partner, Arianespace, that the company’s GX5 satellite will be launched from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana on Friday 22 November 2019. The launch window is between

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Inmarsat signs up nauticAi as Fleet Data application provider

14 November 2019: Finnish start-up nauticAi has joined the fast-growing group of Certified Application Providers for Inmarsat’s Fleet Data service. Developed by Inmarsat and Danelec Marine, and made commercially available earlier this year, Fleet Data collects data from onboard sensors,

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Young travellers represent shopping in the sky opportunities

13 November 2019: Generation Z are last-minute spenders when planning trips, presenting an opportunity for airlines to revolutionise inflight e-commerce and take revenue from elsewhere in the customer journey. New research from the London School of Economics and Political Science

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Bourbon selects Fleet Xpress for offshore vessel connectivity

11 November 2019: Bourbon, a world leader in marine services for offshore oil and gas, has signed a contract committing more than 100 offshore support vessels (OSVs) to Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress, the maritime broadband service that combines the speed of

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