ThinKom Eyes Near-Term Commercial Airline Launch of Ka-Band Antenna
From a recent Runway Girl Network article, “ThinKom eyes near-term commercial airline launch of Ka-band antenna,” a few excerpts:
ThinKom has opted to offer its Ka2517-branded Ka-band antenna to the market inclusive of the radome, and it believes the system could go-live on commercial aircraft before the end of the year.
As ThinKom becomes more vertically integrated, ‘we wrap and warrant the radome and do the whole package for the Ka’ antenna, and that ensures the firm has a level of ‘control,’ explains ThinKom CTO Bill Milroy to RGN.
… ThinKom has clearly positioned itself to secure business in Ku, Ka and indeed hybrid networks, as first highlighted by Gogo when it said 2Ku could support service in an Intelsat/OneWeb GEO/LEO environment, and as it demonstrated on the ground with the Ka2517 via O3b MEO satellites recently.
Read the full article here.