Airbus has conducted the first flight test of its new standard high-bandwidth connectivity (HBC) on an A330. According to an Airbus statement, this is the industry’s first such platform to be flight tested. The new standard 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 suppliers (for example, ...

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