The Seamless Air Alliance created by founding members Airbus, Airtel, Delta Air Lines, OneWeb and Sprint is planning to make the inflight Internet experience simple to access and delight to use.
Next week at Mobile World Congress, the Seamless Air Alliance will reveal progress on its mission toward enabling the next generation of inflight connectivity simple for commuters. These developments represent a huge leap towards the goal of making connectivity as easy and enjoyable in the skies as it is on the ground.
“The passenger experience with inflight connectivity remains one of the great technology challenges. From day one we have been determined to deliver on our mission to bring industries and technologies together to make the inflight internet experience simple to access and a delight to use,” said the Alliance’s Chief Executive Officer, Jack Mandala.
“I have been tremendously encouraged by the enthusiastic and committed response we have seen and the widening areas of expertise we can call upon as more and more companies and organisations continue to join us,” added Mandala.
Announced during MWC 2018, the Seamless Air Alliance has since grown to twenty-three member companies. Created by founding members Airbus, Airtel, Delta Air Lines, OneWeb and Sprint, and quickly joined by Air France KLM, Aeromexico, and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and global technology leaders including Astronics, Collins Aerospace, Comtech, Cyient, iDirect, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Latecoere, Nokia, and Panasonic.Today, the Alliance is pleased to announce five additional new members: Adaptive Channel, Etihad Airways, GlobalReach Technology, Safran, and SITAONAIR.
The Seamless Air Alliance will enable travellers boarding any flight, on any airline, anywhere in the world, to use their own devices to automatically connect to the Internet with no complicated login process nor paywall to scramble over.