Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT), an Indonesian wireless technology provider, today announced a partnership with GMF AeroAsia as part of a 10-year inflight connectivity contract with low-cost airline Citilink.
GMF AeroAsia, part of the Garuda Indonesia Group, will support the installation of Inmarsat’s award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband onboard 50 Citilink Airbus A320 aircraft, working alongside Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik.
Together, the partners will implement a world-class Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) connectivity offering for passengers across the Citilink fleet, supporting the airline’s continued work to provide an innovative onboard experience and enhance loyalty among its growing customer base.
Citilink, which is also part of the Garuda Indonesia Group, was named Asia’s Best LCC at the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2018 and has a four-star rating by Skytrax. Its installations of GX Aviation are expected to commence later this year.
GX Aviation is the world’s first and only global, high-speed inflight connectivity service delivered through a wholly-owned and operated network of High-Throughput Satellites (HTS). It allows passengers to seamlessly browse the internet, stream videos, check social media and more during flights.
Iwan Setiawan, Managing Director of PT Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT), said: “We are working with leading companies in the inflight connectivity market to ensure the onboard wifi offered to Citilink passengers is gold-standard. In addition to Inmarsat, Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik, we are delighted to welcome GMF AeroAsia to this important project. Their rich knowledge, expertise and world-class facilities will ensure the installation process is efficient and smooth. I believe this collaboration will benefit each party involved in the long run.”
Ben Griffin, Inmarsat Aviation Regional Vice President, said: “This is a fast-moving project, with Citilink only signing its fleet-wide contract for GX Aviation two months ago. We now welcome GMF AeroAsia to the project and look forward to commencing installation work in the coming months. This shows the impressive agility and determination of Citilink to quickly meet passenger demand for next-generation inflight broadband, together with its various project partners.”
PHOTO CAPTION: The team from Mahata Aero Teknologi, Inmarsat, Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik, which will provide inflight broadband to low-cost carrier Citilink Indonesia, at APEX Expo 2018 in Boston this week.
ABOUT PT MAHATA AERO TEKNOLOGI
PT Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT) is the first Indonesian wireless solution service provider for airline passengers, and is one of the few companies providing wireless solutions for passenger airlines in the world. MAT provides all services in the system, with end-to-end solutions, backed by innovative technology. The Integrated Solution offered by MAT is supported by a competent partner in B2C E-Commerce Platform, Multi Enterprise Application and Data Relationship Management, and Decision Support System. MAT services include Maintenance and Support System for Connected Aircrafts, and Passengers BYOD Application and Facilities. These services include Inflight WiFi, Seamless WiFi, and Unlimited Inflight Entertainment.