Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint, Airtel form Seamless Air Alliance for airline cabin streaming

25 February, 2018

Airbus, Delta Air Lines, OneWeb, Sprint and Bharti Airtel formed (25-Feb-2018) the 'Seamless Air Alliance'. The alliance intends to eliminate the "immense costs and hurdles" associated with acquisition, installation and operation of data access infrastructure by streamlining system integration and certification, providing open specifications for interoperability, increasing accessibility for passengers, and enabling simple and integrated billing. The alliance aims to attract additional industry operators beyond the five initial members. Member mobile operators will be able to extend their services into airline cabins, allowing them to continuously provide connectivity to their customers using satellite technology. This will allow operators to offer "the same high-speed, low-latency connectivity" in the air as on the ground, as well as significantly reducing costs for everyone involved "while creating a smooth, positive user experience". [more - original PR]