Malaysia Airlines is to install the Thales TopFlight Satcom system on the five Boeing 737-800s it has on order, which start arriving in September.

The system provides the hardware and communications software connecting the aircraft cockpit and cabin to the ground. Thales UK's avionics business head Peter Hitchcock says it marks another landmark for the TopFlight Satcom programme as the Malaysia Airlines installation will be the first SwiftBroadband system to be installed and fully integrated on the 737.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news