Turkish Airlines Launch Inflight Connectivity Service Enabled by Anuvu and Profen
Passengers can now access high-speed internet on Turkish Airlines’ Boeing and Airbus narrow-body aircraft
Los Angeles, May 18, 2022 – Anuvu, the leading provider of high-speed connectivity and entertainment solutions for worldwide mobility markets, with its in-country partner Profen, today announces the launch of commercial passenger inflight connectivity (IFC) service on Turkish Airlines’ Airbus A321 and Boeing B737NG narrow-body aircraft.
Anuvu’s Airconnect Global Connectivity system for Turkish Airlines incorporates Turkish Technic servers and wireless access points, and Profen’s Turkiye-based terrestrial infrastructure to provide Turkish Airlines’ passengers a world-class uninterrupted (gate-to-gate) inflight connectivity experience. As part of the installation program, Anuvu obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for three internally developed Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the installation of its Airconnect Global Ku IFC system onboard Airbus A321, Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. As of May 16, the system has been implemented on 13 aircraft and it is planned to complete installations on 103 aircraft by Q2 2023.
Prof. Ahmet Bolat, Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee, said “Our successful partnership with Anuvu, Profen and Turkish Technic has culminated in bringing our passengers the fastest and most reliable connectivity in the market. Accomplishing this great milestone through the challenges of COVID-19 is something of which the entire team is very proud. This launch of the commercial entry into service reaffirms our commitment to the partnership.”
Mike Pigott, Anuvu’s Executive Vice President Connectivity said, “The joint effort between Anuvu, Profen, and our partners at Turkish Airlines and Turkish Technic is a testament to how high-performing teams can succeed and overcome obstacles. Through collaboration and partnership, we were able to bring together all necessary components—from network to infrastructure to hardware—to provide Turkish Airlines’ passengers with high-speed Wi-Fi.”
Pigott continued, “We look forward to our continued work with Turkish Airlines, a leading airline in customer service maximizing passenger satisfaction, and Profen, a well-respected company who delivers innovative and high technology solutions to customers worldwide.”
Onder Havuzlu, Profen’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Combining our national engineering experience with Anuvu’s IFC expertise and Turkish Technic’s superior maintenance capabilities enables us to provide secure, high-quality data connectivity solutions for Turkish Airlines and the Turkish commercial aviation market. Our investment in local teleport facilities and terrestrial network infrastructure made the internet connectivity secure and reliable, while respecting the local regulations. We are excited to be the part of inflight connectivity service on Turkish Airlines’ narrow-body aircraft with Anuvu.”
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 enables an extensive entertainment experience for Turkish Airlines to enhance the passenger experience. For more information, visit www.anuvu.com.
Profen teleports and internet hosting facilities provide full redundancy and optimal systems with active services based on Ka, Ku, C, S and X band. Profen customers can co-locate their equipment, avoiding large capital expenditures and benefiting from 24-hour monitoring and security, uninterrupted power, and maintaining full control of their network and remotes through dedicated and authorized access people. For more information, visit https://profen.com/en/
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.
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About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 372 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 336 worldwide destinations in 331 cities as 283 international and 53 domestic, in 128 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines, the leading global carrier that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline, can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
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.
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Released May 18, 2022