Initial flight testing on B777 scheduled for Q1 2022 with certification expected in early 2023
“This agreement with GDC Advanced Technology represents a major milestone for OneWeb as we accelerate our plans to bring globally consistent and game-changing in-flight connectivity to aviation users everywhere – regardless of the size of aircraft they fly on.” said Ben Griffin, VP Mobility at OneWeb.
OneWeb is a global communications network powered from space, headquartered in London, enabling connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities. It is implementing a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency communications service, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere.
Aviation is a key market for OneWeb. Its high-speed network’s truly global coverage and low latency performance will deliver a game-changing inflight connectivity experience for passengers. By enabling even richer cabin crew, flight deck and maintenance applications, OneWeb will enable airlines to confidently implement their digitalisation strategies. Find out more at www.oneweb.world/aviation
ABOUT GDC ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
GDC Advanced Technology is a division of GDC Technics, a world-class aircraft modification and technology company with extensive expertise in MRO services, Modifications, Technical services and Electronics. GDC Advanced Technology develops next generation satellite connectivity solutions for aviation and other mobility applications.
GDC Technics is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas with multiple locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
GDC Advanced Technology is headquartered in San Clemente, California. For more information, see www.gdctechnics.com.
OneWeb contact for trade media enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0) 1420 560094 / Mobile: +44 (0) 7721 882939
GDC contact for media enquiries:
Vice President, GDC Advanced Technology