Big badass antenna for Southwest Airlines’ fleet

Equipage of Southwest Airlines’ fleet with Row 44′s Ku-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity solution might not be happening as quickly as this Southwest frequent flyer would like (only one Boeing 737 is operating with the service), but it is happening, and this is the antenna that is playing a crucial role in that roll-out. Co-developed by Tecom and Qest, the KuStream 1000 supports Row 44′s high-bandwidth service.

The American flying public has been enjoying Aircell’s Gogo service for some time now, but I’m starting to see the occasional unhappy tweet about Gogo (I stress occasional, as most first timer users are overcome with the excitement of being able to tweet in-flight that they don’t seem too terribly bothered by its limitations…yet).

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One Response to Big badass antenna for Southwest Airlines’ fleet

  1. Berry Goyette June 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

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