Thuraya is launching an aeronautical service to serve aircraft in its coverage area, which includes Africa, the Middle East and southern Asia. The UAE-based mobile satellite service operator says more than 200 business jets and helicopters are already equipped with the service, known as AviationComs and based on hardware supplied by France’s Satsys. AviationComs will initially be limited to speeds up to 60 kbps., but a broadband offering that can work at 444 kbps.—comparable to Inmarsat’s ...


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