Anuvu achieves STC to deliver inflight connectivity on Airbus A321 for Turkish Airlines
EASA approves Anuvu’s first in-house STC for Airbus narrow-body aircraft
Los Angeles, August 17, 2021 – Anuvu, the leading provider of high-speed connectivity and entertainment solutions for demanding worldwide mobility markets, today announces it has obtained a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of its Airconnect Global Ku inflight connectivity (IFC) system onboard Airbus 321 aircraft for Turkish Airlines.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) granted approval for the STC, which was developed solely by Anuvu, allowing the company to install core components onboard the Airbus A321, and incorporate server and wireless access point parts. This latest STC from Anuvu enhances the connectivity team’s ability to install the industry-leading Airconnect Global Ku IFC system on one of the world’s most popular aircraft families, the Airbus A320.
Mike Pigott, Anuvu’s Executive Vice President Connectivity, says: “Achieving EASA approval for our STC speaks to our team’s innovation and hard work, especially given the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The joint effort of Anuvu, Profen, and our partners at Turkish Airlines and Turkish Technic is a testament to how high-performing teams can overcome obstacles. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Turkish Airlines, providing our Airconnect Global Ku IFC system for the Airbus A321 family, and in conjunction with Anuvu and Profen’s ground teleport infrastructure, they can deliver to passengers the most reliable and high-performing connectivity.”
Çetin Tuğtağ, Turkish Airlines’ Senior Vice President Investment and Asset, says: “Following our Boeing 737 partnership with Anuvu and Profen earlier in the year, we’re pleased that Airconnect Global Ku will soon be available for our customers onboard our A321 family of aircraft. We want to offer our passengers the fastest and most reliable connectivity, and this latest partnership reaffirms our commitment.”
Onder Havuzlu, Profen’s Chief Executive Officer, adds: “Combining our national engineering experience with Anuvu’s IFC expertise and Turkish Technic’s superior maintenance capabilities will enable us to provide secure, high-quality data connectivity solutions for Turkish Airlines and the Turkish commercial aviation market.”
Anuvu’s Airconnect Global Ku solution is an affordable high-speed Internet connectivity product used by the most innovative airlines and installed on over 1,000 aircraft worldwide. The satellite-based solution will enable an extensive entertainment experience for Turkish Airlines to enhance the passenger experience. For more information, visit https://www.anuvu.com/our-portfolio/connectivity
Anuvu’s team of global experts effortlessly manage connectivity and content requirements for demanding mobility markets including airlines, cruise lines, and mission-critical maritime, energy and government applications. Through long-standing customer relationships, we have a proven track record for meeting our customers’ needs, even as the world changes. Anuvu’s flexible and agile approach enables us to adopt the newest technology to optimize our clients’ experience and we take pride in maximizing the performance of today, while optimizing for tomorrow. Our goal is to provide our clients with reliable, scalable, and affordable solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of their passengers and guests. Through our intelligent leadership and innovation, Anuvu defines next-generation passenger experiences through integrated solutions tailored to our customers’ brands and service objectives.
Established in 1995, Profen is a global group company with an in-house Research & Development center that provides products and services in the following major markets: Communications Technologies, Defense Technologies, Teleport and Satellite Network Services, Broadcast & Media, EPC and Life Sciences. With its headquarters in Istanbul and branch offices in Ankara, Konya and Tewkesbury (United Kingdom), Profen delivers innovative and high technology solutions to customers worldwide. Profen is a leading solution provider and product distributor for market leading companies. Highly experienced in satellite communications; from geographically dispersed VSAT networks to building gateway earth stations and data centers, Profen can design and install complex next generation network infrastructure solutions that merge Satcom, microwave radio relay and fiber optic technologies.
Released August 17, 2021