Year: 2019

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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Healthcare platform for shipping powered by Fleet Xpress

06 November 2019: Maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider VIKAND has become an Inmarsat Certified Application Provider and will launch the first all-inclusive total healthcare platform for the global shipping industry. VIKAND HealthNet™ integrates all aspects of healthcare and

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SwiftBroadband Helo X-Stream for rotary aircraft unveiled

05 November 2019: Inmarsat has launched SwiftBroadband Helo (SB-Helo) X-Stream, a new system specifically developed for rotary aircraft. The new system for X-Stream services was unveiled at the Vertical Flight Expo & Conference in Farnborough, the birthplace of flight in

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Gurkha smashes mountaineering world record

30 October 2019: “Mission achieved!” Two words, transmitted via Inmarsat from the summit of Mt Shishapangma, marked the end of a veteran British Army Gurkha’s incredible challenge to scale the 14 highest mountains in the world in just one climbing

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