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Hughes Signs MoU to Join the Airbus HBCplus Program


Hughes Extends In-Flight Connectivity Services to Airbus Aircraft

Hamburg, Germany, May 28, 2024 (Aircraft Interiors Expo, Booth 2B70)Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an EchoStar company (Nasdaq: SATS), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus to become a managed service provider (MSP) for the Airbus HBCplus catalogue offering to airlines.

“Reinventing IFEC is not just a goal; it’s our mission,” stated Reza Rasoulian, Senior Vice President of the Aviation Business Unit at Hughes. “Our collaboration with Airbus demonstrates our commitment to delivering high-speed, reliable, and uninterrupted connectivity to airlines and their passengers across the globe. This partnership is a testament to our ongoing efforts to provide airlines with access to top-tier connectivity, underpinned by the Hughes cutting-edge network management and service provisioning.”

With both companies focused on providing airlines the flexibility they require to unlock the possibilities of In-Flight Connectivity, the agreement between Airbus and Hughes is a fusion of innovation and expertise. This MoU is the first step for Hughes toward integration into the Airbus network of MSPs as a Ka-band provider, extending the Hughes In-Flight Connectivity services to Airbus aircraft. Hughes and Airbus continue to explore opportunities for other connectivity architectures & services (including Ku-band provider).

For further details, please visit Hughes at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) booth 2B70 from May 28th to May 30th in Hamburg, Germany.