Delta Air Lines has selected Hughes In-Flight to power passenger Wi-Fi service on more than 400 Boeing 717 and regional jets serving North America.
Designed for commercial aircraft, product combines the Hughes In-Flight management system with a multi-orbit antenna its Jupiter Ka-band satellite capacity to deliver in-flight connectivity.
“Hughes welcomes Delta and appreciates their collaborative approach to enabling an enhanced connectivity experience for their regional passengers,” said Reza Rasoulian, vice president, Hughes. “Travelers expect a reliable Wi-Fi experience wherever they go, including in the air; the Hughes In-Flight connectivity solution enables Delta to meet that expectation with fast gate-to-gate connectivity.”
“Delta is committed to delivering a reliable Wi-Fi experience to all our passengers, including those flying on our regional carriers,” said Glenn Latta, managing director, In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity, Delta. “Our partnership with Hughes to create a low-weight, high-capability, gate-to-gate solution for our regional fleet brings us ever closer to fleet-wide connectivity at the speed and reliability our customers expect and unlocks our ability to elevate the experience further in the years to come.”
The program is already underway and on schedule with initial installations expected to begin in mid-2024.