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Inmarsat GX Aviation to power world-class inflight broadband for Citilink Indonesia

(11 April 2018 - Inmarsat) Inmarsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT), Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik, to provide a world-class inflight broadband service to passengers onboard Low Cost Carrier (LCC) Citilink Indonesia’s fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft.

This collaboration of four leading technology companies will enable Citilink to provide a unique onboard experience and build passenger loyalty through a market-leading Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) connectivity offering, powered by Inmarsat’s high-speed, award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband service.

Ben Griffin, Inmarsat Aviation’s Regional Vice President, said: “Asia Pacific is a key region for Inmarsat Aviation and we are delighted to welcome Citilink as a customer of GX Aviation.

Advanced solution

“In partnership with MAT, Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik, we will provide an advanced inflight broadband solution that will allow Citilink passengers to browse the internet, use social media and stream online content in the air, just as they do on the ground.”

President Director of PT Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT), M Fitriansyah, said: ”The option to deliver inflight passenger Wi-Fi services for Citilink is particularly interesting due to the airline’s strong technology focus.

“There is significant interest in this new era of digital technology and through this collaboration, we will bring the passenger a state-of-the-art inflight wifi experience with GX Aviation.”

State-of-the-art connectivity

Jan-Peter Gaense, Head of Passenger Experience Products & Solutions at Lufthansa Systems, said: “Thanks to BoardConnect´s open architecture and the use of modern docker technology, MAT will be able to include any additional e-commerce service Citilink wishes for. We are happy to support another airline in the Asia-Pacific region to get connected in the clouds.”

Nina Schulz, Head of Product Sales Aircraft Modification at Lufthansa Technik, said: “We feel very privileged signing the first agreement with an Indonesian provider. With 15 years of experience in state-of-the-art connectivity, we are able to tailor the equipment of even the largest fleets to our customer’s individual requirements in the shortest possible time.

“I am convinced that we will contribute significantly to Mahata Aero Teknologi’s goal of providing market-leading wireless solutions for passenger airlines services. This is a further proof of our successful cooperation with our partners Lufthansa Systems and Inmarsat. Both Mahata Aero Teknologi and Citilink Indonesia will benefit from our multiple expertise.”