Aerkomm wholly owned subsidiary in Malta, Aerkomm Pacific Ltd., (Aerkomm Malta) has entered into an agreement with Airbus Interior Services for the Aerkomm K++ Connectivity Solution Installation on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft.
The agreement builds upon a 2018 agreement signed between Aircom Pacific and Airbus ACJ to which Airbus agreed to develop, install and certify the Aerkomm K++ System on a prototype A320 aircraft to EASA and FAA certification standards.
Airbus Interior Services will provide and certify, under Airbus Design Organisation Approval, a complete retrofit solution to develop EASA/FAA certified Service Bulletins, to supply related Aircraft Modification Kits, and to install the Aerkomm K++ Connectivity solution on the A320 family of commercial aircraft. This new agreement also includes Airbus support for the integration of the Aerkomm K++ System components on the aircraft, including ARINC 791 structural reinforcements and related engineering work.
Airbus Interior Services will provide support for National Airworthiness Authorities (NAA) certification as required over and above the EASA certification, as well as provide on-site technical support at the Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO) base for the aircraft retrofit.
The Airbus Interior Services Service Bulletin and Airbus kits for the AERKOMM K++ retrofit solution will be installed first on Hong Kong Airlines fleet of 12 Airbus A320 aircraft. Hong Kong Airlines will be Aerkomm’s first commercial airline customer.