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KID-Systeme hits connectivity milestone

April 8, 2014, Hamburg, Ger. - KID-Systeme is today celebrating the 500th shipset delivery of its Airbus ALNA (Air Line Network Architecture) connectivity platform.


April 8, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

The technology used for ALNA provides the basis for KID-Systeme’s modular onboard connectivity suite SKYfi, which is also compatible with aircraft from other manufacturers. SKYfi enables airlines to deliver advanced in-flight internet, telephony and streaming mediatainment options at a fraction of the cost of conventional systems, creating ancillary revenue opportunities while enhancing the passenger experience.

SKYfi can be installed on virtually every aircraft type and architecture. The lean system has certified hardware and uses different communication interfaces, making it very flexible.

ALNA, which was the first line-fit connectivity solution from an aircraft manufacturer, enables passengers to use their own wireless communication devices, such as mobile phones, smart phones and laptops, in-flight as they do on the ground. The system provides the platform for both airborne mobile telephony and internet services.

More than 700 ALNA shipsets have been ordered by a wide range of legacy and low-cost carriers.

Patrick Schrot, General Manager, KID-Systeme, says: “The take-up of ALNA has been immense. There are installations across all Airbus family aircraft types, as well as STC installations on Boeing 777s and 737s. With more than 40 ALNA customer airlines worldwide, this is an achievement of which the whole team at KID-Systeme can be very proud. SKYfi has helped redefine passengers’ expectations for in-flight connectivity.”