Airbus has tested on an A330 development aircraft its new standard High-Bandwidth Connectivity (HBC) on-board architecture. This is the first such platform to be flight demonstrated that will soon allow airline customers to choose from the range of new high-throughput satellite technologies such as Ka-Band, SwiftBroadband (L-Band) and Ku-Band, and be able to do so independently from airlines’ choices of IFE. In turn, this means that passengers can be just as ‘connected’ in the air throughout their entire flight, as they are on the ground. The new HBC platform will be rolled-out from mid-2017 onwards and will rapidly become available across Airbus aircraft families.

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