Inmarsat Equips Air China With Wi-Fi

Inmarsat has announced the first flight of a Chinese airliner equipped with passenger Wi-Fi, having supplied ‘SwiftBroadband’ to Air China via a local distributor, MCN. The flight took place on July 3, 2013, using an A330 flying from Beijing to Chengdu. Miranda Mills, president aviation, Inmarsat, described the flight as an “important milestone in Chinese aviation” which “underlines Inmarsat’s commitment to the Chinese market”. The Chinese Aviation Authority (CAAC) was closely involved in the project to ensure that all necessary approvals were in place.

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