Jet-Talk to produce new antennas for inflight connectivity

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BoardConnect Plus by Lufthansa Systems.Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) says its electronics arm, ST Engineering Electronics Ltd has completed the set-up of its joint venture company called Jet-Talk with SatixFy UK Limited.

ST Engineering Electronics says it has injected its proportional 49% share amounting to US$10m (about S$13m) into the capital of Jet-Talk.

Jet-Talk, which is based in the UK, will develop a new satellite antenna system that delivers enhanced in-flight connectivity for commercial aviation.

Through this joint venture business, ST Engineering Electronics says it seeks to enhance its global access to emerging high-growth commercial aviation inflight connectivity market.

It says the injection of capital is not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets per share and earnings per share of ST Engineering for the current financial year.

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At CommunicAsia, Jet-Talk said it will develop a cutting-edge satellite antenna system for the delivery of enhanced inflight connectivity for the commercial aviation sector.

The new system will use digital beamforming technology based on SatixFy UK’s chip technology to enable simultaneous communications with multiple satellites at higher performance as well as lower power and cost as existing solutions.

This is expected to allow airline operators to deliver improved inflight connectivity and reduce capital expenditure.

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