Astronics Corporation has joined the Seamless Air Alliance, a consortium of companies dedicated to the development and promotion of aircraft connectivity standards, as an Adopter Member.

“By joining the Seamless Air Alliance, Astronics continues to take a leading role in aircraft in-flight entertainment & connectivity (IFE&C) system development and certification by shaping next generation IFEC hardware technology explorations and advancements,” explained Matt Harrah, president of Astronics AeroSat. “With next-generation satellite technologies coming on board, it is important to look across network technologies to optimise the on-board connectivity architecture for providing the most appropriate system configurations for airlines’ business models. Astronics looks forward to collaborating with the other Seamless Air Alliance members to develop new connectivity standards that will improve the passenger experience.”

Astronics AeroSat provides aircraft IFC antenna and radome systems and Astronics CSC provides aircraft in-flight entertainment hardware systems, as well as certification services.

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