Jet Airways selects Global Eagle for IFE/inflight connectivity

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Global Eagle Entertainment logoGlobal Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has partnered with India’s Jet Airways to provide an inflight entertainment (IFE) streaming service and Ku-band Internet connectivity aboard the global airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 NG aircraft.

During Q2 2016, GEE will provide Jet Airways with its AIRTIME IFE streaming solution, with a roadmap for migration to full broadband satellite connectivity.

GEE will equip Jet Airways aircraft with digital rights management (DRM) technology, in-cabin servers and WiFi routers, to deliver movies, TV shows, music and other content directly to passengers’ laptops, tablets and smart phones.

Walé Adepoju, Chief Commercial Officer for GEE, said: “GEE is honoured to expand our long-term partnership with Jet Airways, an innovative airline keenly focused on elevating the passenger experience and a true leader across the exciting Asian region.

“By deploying Global Eagle’s AIRTIME IFE streaming solution across its growing fleet, Jet Airways can deliver a broad range of entertainment content to passengers’ personal devices with an eye on full-blown satellite connectivity aboard future flights.”

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Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice President – Commercial, Jet Airways, said: “GEE has clearly demonstrated a deep understanding of our business over the past decade, providing the content at the core of our passenger entertainment experience.

“Jet Airways is now moving to Global Eagle Entertainment’s integrated IFE solution capable of streaming a broad range of content to our passengers’ own devices and providing a clear path to our future connectivity needs.

“We look forward to growing our partnership with GEE and, in turn, enhancing our passenger experience across our global fleet.”

Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 116 aircraft, which includes a mix of Boeing 777-300 ERs/Airbus A330-200/300 aircraft, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s, and has one of the youngest fleets in the region with an average of 6.3 years.

Flights to 73 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jeddah Kathmandu, Kuwait, London, Muscat, New York, Paris, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.

 

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