IAG commits to Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network


November 3, 2016 – International Airlines Group (IAG) has today confirmed its intention to install Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed, inflight passenger connectivity service on up to 341 of its narrow-body aircraft across all of the Group’s airlines.

IAG stated that it is planning to deploy the EAN service on the first of its aircraft, a British Airways A321, in the summer of 2017. The 341 IAG short-haul aircraft will include 132 from British Airways, 125 from Vueling, 45 from Iberia and 39 from Aer Lingus.

The EAN combined-connectivity platform is claimed to provide inflight broadband connectivity of a quality and speed equivalent to the mobile broadband service that consumers experience on the ground. The network will combine Inmarsat’s dedicated S-band satellite with a new 4G LTE mobile terrestrial network.

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