Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint, Airtel form the Seamless Air Alliance

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed February 27, 2018 10:42

Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint, Airtel form the Seamless Air Alliance

Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint, and Bharti Airtel (Airtel) have formed Seamless Air Alliance, which aims to empower member mobile operators to extend their services into airline cabins, and to continuously provide their customers – via satellite technology – the same high speed, low latency connectivity from ground, to air and back again. It will also significantly reduce costs for all involved.

The alliance – which aims to attract additional industry operators beyond the five initial members – will eliminate the immense costs and hurdles commonly associated with acquisition, installation, and operation of data access infrastructure by streamlining system integration and certification, providing open specifications for interoperability, increasing accessibility for passengers, and enabling simple and integrated billing.

“Easy-to-use, high-speed connectivity is part of the next revolution in aerospace,” said Marc Fontaine, Airbus Digital Transformation Officer. “We’re excited to create this seamless experience for our airline customers and their passengers. As we showed with our Skywise aviation data platform, Airbus is committed to innovation that creates value across the aviation industry.”

“We know that Delta customers have an expectation that their internet connection just works – no matter where they are in their travel journey” said Gil West, SEVP & COO. “Delta is constantly looking at innovative ways to improve the customer experience. We are excited to be collaborating with other visionary companies, and that our existing partner Gogo will be joining the alliance as Delta develops a system that not only benefits Delta customers, but the entire airline industry.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed February 27, 2018 10:42