Inmarsat’s GX Aviation in-flight broadband solution is now available onboard the first of Virgin Atlantic’s new Airbus A350 aircraft.

Virgin Atlantic operated its inaugural Airbus A350-1000 flight from London to New York on 10 September and as part of the celebrations, the airline announced it is offering free access to GX Aviation for the next month.

Virgin Atlantic is scheduled to receive 12 Airbus A350-1000s over the next three years and all will be installed with GX Aviation. Inmarsat’s partner Deutsche Telekom is already the internet service provider on Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787 and Airbus A330 fleets, has also been selected for the same role on the airline’s new Airbus A350 fleet.

Philip Balaam, president of Inmarsat Aviation said that with Virgin Atlantic’s focus on providing a world-class experience, the airline’s new Airbus A350s will deliver this featuring access to fast, reliable and consistent broadband coverage powered by GX Aviation.

Gail Yates, head of inflight services at Virgin Atlantic said: “Today we celebrated an exciting milestone for Virgin Atlantic as the first aircraft in our new Airbus A350-1000 fleet took to the skies.

“We are always looking to raise the bar and provide our passengers with a world-class experience. An industry-leading inflight connectivity solution is a fundamental part of this offering and we are delighted to have Inmarsat’s GX Aviation onboard to offer high-speed inflight broadband to our customers.”

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