Saudi Airlines Group signs four agreements at Dubai Airshow

DJEDDAH – The Saudi Airlines Group has signed four agreements to modernize communication systems, increase operational efficiency and improve the guest experience on board its fleet of aircraft, which is one of the most recent in the region and of the world. The agreements were signed during the group’s participation in the Dubai Airshow 2021.

One of the four agreements is with Inmarsat, the world leader in mobile satellite communications, and GDC Technics, a leader in engineering, technical services and electronic systems, to supply 35 of the group’s new Airbus A321neo and A321XLR with the GX Aviation network. , a high-speed connection that offers advanced connectivity through a high-performance port.

Thanks to the agreement, Saudi Airlines Group is the first entity in the Kingdom to use the GX Aviation network to provide communication services during flights, and the first in the Middle East since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to adopt this modern technology.

It will also be the first airline in the world to choose the new One-Fi platform to provide guest connectivity services and a second-generation light port with the GX Aviation network.

The Saudi Airlines Group has also signed an agreement with Boeing to provide a set of services based on digital analysis, with the aim of increasing the operational efficiency of its fleet of 787 Dreamliner and 777 models.

The Group has signed an agreement with Panasonic Avionics, in a unique step towards providing the best audiovisual content viewing experiences for its guests, under which the Saudi national airline will benefit from the NEXT IFE entertainment system.

The agreements also included the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Prince Sultan Aviation Academy, an affiliate of the group, and L3 Harris, one of the world’s largest aircraft and defense manufacturers, under which they will cooperate to install and assess AIRSIDESIM flight simulators. for ground handling training. – SPA

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