Astronics Aerosat and Panasonic Avionics Bring High-Speed Connectivity and Global Television Services to Bizav

Astronics AeroSat Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astronics Corporation, and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), have formed a strategic partnership to bring high-speed connectivity services and global live television programming to the Business & VVIP aviation market.

This partnership combines Astronics’ tail-mounted SATCOM solutions with Panasonic’s industry-leading global communications services to offer high-speed, dedicated broadband data internet services; four channels of global television services, and regional DBS-TV programming, all from a single antenna.

“For years, we have delivered superior high-speed communications services for commercial aircraft, and today, we are thrilled to offer true global broadband to the growing and demanding business and VVIP aviation market,” David Bruner, vice president of Panasonic’s Global Communications Services said. “With Panasonic and Astronics AeroSat working together, we will provide dedicated bandwidth, higher speeds, unmatched television content and far superior system performance than any other solution offered today.”

Dennis Ferguson, president for Astronics AeroSat added, “Since 1997, AeroSat has designed and delivered the industry’s highest performing and most efficient connectivity solutions for business & VVIP aircraft. Working with Panasonic, we can now deliver a complete end-to-end package with an attractive upgrade path for existing data-only and TV-only aircraft operators that delivers broadband data internet and TV in a single antenna system.”

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