Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services and integrated communications, announced today that L3 Technologies will market FlexAir to United States government aviation users. FlexAir will deliver high-performing, resilient broadband service for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions as well as in-flight communications for government officials, troops, and cargo aircraft.
By incorporating FlexAir into its service offerings, L3 will have immediate access to Intelsat’s global, flexible and proven Ku-band satellite fleet, including the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites (HTS). FlexAir is unique; it is the first commercially available aeronautical service for 45cm-performance equivalent Ku-band antennas to be provided to the government as a managed service with a predictable and affordable cost structure. FlexAir will enable government users to select several service offerings and allow them to choose the right plan based on their data rate and geographic needs without having to make an upfront commitment.
“It is great to have an industry leader such as L3 partner with us to offer FlexAir services,” said Skot Butler, Intelsat General’s President. “The scalability of FlexAir’s seamless, global Ku-band network will ensure that L3’s U.S. aviation customers can immediately and easily access fast, high-quality broadband connectivity whenever and wherever they need it. The flexibility and high data rate transmissions delivered by the FlexAir service will ensure that users have the maximum mobility they need to meet their mission-critical requirements.”
Charlie Daniels, President of L3 GCS, said, “Given evolving market demands, FlexAir will provide our government customers with the global access, guaranteed availability and agility needed for missions that have routes and requirements that can change in an instant. Intelsat General’s multi-layered, seamless service will ensure that we can deliver a high-performing, resilient and reliable broadband service that is cost-effective and, most importantly, tailored to our users’ needs.”