Panasonic Avionics Launches Next-Gen Ku Antenna in Partnership with ThinKom

 In In the News, LEO/MEO/GEO, ThinAir

Sept. 7, 2021 press release announcing our new partnership …

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics) today announced the launch of a new, next-generation Ku-band antenna, which will be developed in partnership with ThinKom Solutions, Inc.

The newly designed ThinAir® builds upon ThinKom’s flight proven, VICTS (Variable Inclination Continuous Transverse Stub) technology. It will be offered by Panasonic Avionics to its airline customers for both line-fit and retrofit installations, with first deliveries occurring in 2023.

The antenna will connect aircraft with Panasonic Avionics’ global communications network of high speed, high bandwidth Ku-band satellites, which places capacity where it is most needed to meet the growing needs of airlines and their passengers.

The new highly efficient and low-profile antenna offers airlines a wide range of advantages. These include support for both LEO (low earth orbit) and GEO (geostationary orbit) satellite networks, higher speed throughput, greater aerodynamic efficiency, gate-to-gate operations, and reduced operating costs.

Read the full press here.

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