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Article from BTNews 17 SEPTEMBER 2012

ARINC wi-fi for Virgin

Virgin Atlantic is to trial the ARINC’s Cabin Connect wi-fi system on three Airbus A330 aircraft commencing in early 2013.

ARINC’s Cabin Connect, formally launched last September, enables airline passengers to access the internet directly from their own personal electronic devices, whether laptop, smart phone, tablet or gaming device.  Users simply log on through a hotspot portal to start using the service in-flight.  Cabin Connect incorporates technological advances which, coupled with the enhanced bandwidth offered by Inmarsat SwiftBroadband, provide commercial carriers with a cost-effective and highly flexible option for cabin connectivity.

“We are especially delighted that Virgin Atlantic Airways, a long-term ARINC customer for more than 12 years, is the first company to confirm it will take Cabin Connect on trial.  Virgin Atlantic Airways is an airline that is internationally recognised for its strong commitment to enhanced passenger communications and as such is a perfect fit to launch Cabin Connect", said Lee Costin, Director of ARINC’s Satellite Solutions and Cabin Services.

ARINC and Virgin Atlantic have achieved success together previously on in-flight initiatives.  In 2010, Virgin Atlantic pioneered ARINC’s Live News content, a SwiftBroadband-enabled programme that provides passengers with live audio content sent directly to the aircraft at regularly scheduled intervals. www.virgin-atlantic.com www.arinc.com

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