How Antennas Are Evolving for IFEC

 In ThinAir

Our CTO, Bill Milroy, was recently quoted in a GCA Link article on the evolving antennas for IFEC.  It also features several prominent pictures of our ThinAir Falcon-Ku3030.

“Airplanes need antennas, and lots of them. Some can carry well over 60 for a variety of purposes, but one has come to the spotlight — the antenna for passenger connectivity. This much-needed device is the gateway for in-flight Wi-Fi, but make the antenna too big, and you increase the amount of fuel the airline needs. Make the antenna too small, and it will fail to meet bandwidth demands. The right In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) antenna must balance this dichotomy, and that is where antenna manufacturers find themselves today.”

Here at ThinKom, we have already found this perfect balance by maximizing the spectral efficiency of the antenna.  In doing so, we’re able to both meet consumers’ bandwidth demands while also maintaining an ultra-low-profile that minimizes drag and fuel consumption.  Best of all, airlines don’t have to wait 2-3 year for this technology–it’s available today.

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