International connectivity and content company Global Eagle Entertainment has been tapped by Turkish Airlines to help bring internet and content to more than 100 planes, including the airline’s fleet of B737NG and A321 aircraft.
Global Eagle will work with tech company Profen to bring large-scale inflight connectivity (IFC) to the aircraft within a year.
“By integrating our award-winning Airconnect Global Ku satellite IFC solution, Airtime Portal, content, and satellite network with Profen’s substantial teleport, regulatory, billing, and security infrastructure, we will provide Turkish Airlines’ passengers an end-to-end inflight connectivity of with high speed, full coverage and world-leading ease of access,” said Global Eagle president Per Norén. “Our Profen and Global Eagle partnership will enable the airline to confidently deliver the highest quality and variety of IFC services to its passengers.”
M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines chairman of the board, added: “We are confident that with this partnership, Profen and Global Eagle will meet Turkish Airlines’ high expectations for effective connectivity in its fleet by delivering large-scale Inflight Connectivity (IFC) solutions. Thus, we as Turkish Airlines are pleased to have selected Profen and Global Eagle, two companies that have the competent skill-set to deliver high quality connectivity to our passengers.”
Onder Havuzlu, president of Profen, said: “Since its establishment, Turkish Airlines has grown consistently to gain its position as a major global carrier. Being the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, the company is taking seriously the importance of feedback from its customers. We are glad to be a part of this connectivity project of such a leading airline.”