19 September 2023– Get SAT, an innovator in compact satellite communication terminals for ground, airborne, and maritime applications, today announced that it has been chosen by Safran Passenger Innovations (SPI) to supply an innovative Ku-band terminal as part of SPI’s “RAVE AeroConnect” inflight connectivity (IFC) products.
RAVE AeroConnect Ku is a new flexible satellite connectivity solution, which will be provided to airlines as linefit and retrofit options on all major aircraft platforms. The antenna will add Ku-band capability in addition to SPI’s existing Ka-band offering. With RAVE AeroConnect, airlines will be able to choose between various satellite services and multiple constellations. Notably RAVE AeroConnect will be available on Airbus aircraft as SFE* line-fit and retrofit catalogue option as part of Airbus’ Airspace HBCplus (targeted offer ability for 2024 and EIS in 2026) and enable airlines to connect to a choice of service providers. RAVE AeroConnect Ku is part of a complete IFC solution with a radome, adapter plate and various modem options.
Get SAT Aero LESA represents state-of-the-art, low profile ESA (Electronically Steered Antenna) technology operating in the Ku-frequency band. It allows simultaneous connection with both Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellations, to enable simultaneous multi-beam multi-orbit operation. This small, versatile terminal will provide airline passengers with unparalleled connectivity experience through true global coverage by its multi-orbit performance and higher bit rates with its multi-beam simultaneous links.
Built specifically for airborne operations, RAVE AeroConnect Ku solution, which includes Get SAT Aero LESA, supports both in-flight connectivity and entertainment. The new RAVE AeroConnect Ku terminal from SPI, that was selected by Airbus for its HBCplus solution, leads to significant reductions in operating costs and boosts the user experience. This enhanced connectivity solution will ensure faster, more reliable passenger connectivity with greater flexibility. Passengers can look forward to a remarkable, seamless in-flight connectivity experience. Offering high-speed connectivity, the terminal delivers enhanced data rates, reduced drag and latency, and increased performance, thus boosting productivity, reliability and decreasing operational costs.
This innovative solution, which allows data exchange as a unified aircraft system, is ideally tailored to support future capacity growth and digital services demand. It empowers airlines to offer passengers an exceptional connectivity experience.
Get SAT CEO, Benjamin, said: “SPI has recognized our expertise in navigating complex SATCOM challenges, highlighting our contribution to evolving airborne communication solutions. Together with SPI and Airbus, we’re gearing up to amplify the RAVE AeroConnect IFC offering using our innovative communication terminals, which are specifically designed to cater to airline demands. It’s a matter of pride for us to be a part of such transformative steps in commercial aviation.”
Matt Smith, CEO of SPI said: “Safran Passenger Innovations is delighted to select Get SAT as the Ku-band ESA provider for our various airline and OEM programs. We are excited to disrupt the industry by providing agnostic and open terminals supporting the Airbus vision, giving airlines the freedom of choice for their future connectivity services. Get SAT has demonstrated their ability to meet the needs of demanding government customers and we are excited to bring this technology to the commercial airline market.”
About Get SAT
Get SAT is at the forefront in supplying Micronized Satellite Terminals, which come in a compact form and are suitable for ground, air, and maritime applications.
The company’s groundbreaking antenna technology delivers the highest level of efficiency in the most compact size.
The LESA antenna technology is a leap forward in capability and form factor, enabling Get SAT to provide truly portable, integrated, full-duplex, wide-band satellite communications.
Get SAT terminals operate in multi- orbit satellite constellations, in GEO, MEO and LEO.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 83,000 employees and sales of 19,0 billion euros in 2022 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.
Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Passenger Innovations creates innovative in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems using the latest in consumer and avionics technology to provide best in class hardware, software, and services for a premium, connected flying experience.
For more information: www.safran-group.com
SFE* = Supplier Furnished Equipment