FL Technics, a global provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, and Transaero, the second largest air carrier in Russia, are further developing their cooperation. The two companies have recently signed a new agreement to install high-speed satellite Wi-Fi technology on Transaero’s Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft.
According to the agreement, FL Technics specialists have already modernized the in-flight entertainment system in Transaero aircraft by installing new Row44 connectivity technologies. The satellite-based solution allows higher Internet connectivity than the one provided by ground-based systems. The installation of a powerful WiFi system was conducted by FL Technics specialists at the company’s main technical base in Vilnius, Lithuania. Transaero Airlines has 19 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft in its fleet that will be equipped with an in-flight Internet connectivity system.
“The installed WiFi-system will allow Transaero passengers to maintain their connectivity with the world throughout the entire flight. It is especially important for business travelers who can continue with their business communications without having to wait till they touch the ground. By the way, as concerns innovations, Transaero has already earned the name of the leading air company in Russia, and we are very glad that the carrier has chosen us to support it in further modernization of the fleet. We are always ready to provide our customers with edge-cutting solutions,” commented Jonas Butautis, the CEO of FL Technics.
“We highly appreciate our successful cooperation with FL Technics, our long term partner. FL Technics has completed the installation of the connectivity equipment onboard Transaero’s Boeing-737-800 aircraft ahead of the schedule. And we expect that we’ll be able to offer our passengers Internet access onboard of the major part of the airline’s narrowbody aircraft by the end of this year. Currently, the broadband Internet is available on 13 widebody aircraft and two VIP/business jets in the airline’s fleet,” – said Mikhail Korobovich, Deputy General Director of Transaero Airlines.