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ALOFT AeroArchitects equips private Boeing Business Jet aircraft with Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO satellite connectivity service

  • Marking the first confirmed business aviation customer for Eutelsat OneWeb LEO constellation
  • Delivering high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity for the ultimate passenger experience.

Paris, 27 March 2024 – Eutelsat Group (ISIN: FR0010221234 - Euronext Paris / London Stock Exchange: ETL) announces that ALOFT AeroArchitects, the private Boeing Business Jet operator, has selected Eutelsat OneWeb to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity for the ultimate passenger experience.

Under the agreement, ALOFT will equip a private BBJ aircraft with Eutelsat OneWeb’s revolutionary LEO satellite connectivity service. The service will be facilitated by a new Electronically Steered Array (ESA) terminal being developed by Stellar Blu Technologies and delivered through Eutelsat OneWeb’s distribution partner and connectivity expert, Satcom Direct. ALOFT is developing a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the 737-platform using its internal engineering, certification, and ODA resources, which is now available for purchase by VVIP 737 operators and MROs worldwide.

Eutelsat OneWeb’s low Earth orbit constellation of advanced satellites will deliver a reliable, high-speed, low-latency connectivity experience which will enable the VIP passengers to remain as productive, entertained and connected with family, friends, colleagues, and social media as if they were on the ground.

As an innovator in cabin technology integration, ALOFT is ensuring its discerning BBJ customers will experience high-speed internet in the air, no matter where they are flying – just as they do on the ground” commented Jason Sperry, Head of Business Aviation at Eutelsat OneWeb. “The low latency that is inherent in our low Earth orbit network, means that principals and passengers will have access to applications for both passenger productivity and entertainment that to date have been out of reach while inflight.”

On signing the agreement Colby Hall, Director of Integrated Technology at ALOFT said “Our BBJ customers expect their aircraft to be as comfortable and capable as their homes and offices. This expectation now includes high speed connectivity and being able to remain connected through their personal devices – all the time. Thanks to the connected ecosystem that Eutelsat OneWeb and their partners are deploying in the business aviation market, our VIP customers will be connected, entertained and productive like never before – able to work, stream, trade, as they choose.”


About ALOFT AeroArchitects

ALOFT AeroArchitects specializes in completions, inspections, overhaul, maintenance, and auxiliary fuel systems installation for large-cabin, head-of-state, VVIP, and government aircraft. The company’s campus includes its FAA Part 145 Repair Station for STC, PMA, and ODA engineering services and aircraft systems manufacturing. ALOFT is also a Boeing-authorized service center. The ALOFT manufacturing team and its ODA and engineering division are also available to support design and certification requirements for project work on behalf of our global customers. The company holds maintenance authorizations and ratings from the FAA, EASA, UAE, GCAA, Bermuda DCA, and a variety of other global entities. For more information, visit

About Eutelsat Group

Eutelsat Group is a global leader in satellite communications, delivering connectivity and broadcast services worldwide. The Group was formed through the combination of the Company and OneWeb in 2023, becoming the first fully integrated GEO-LEO satellite operator with a fleet of 35 Geostationary satellites and a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation of more than 600 satellites. The Group addresses the needs of customers in four key verticals of Video, where it distributes more than 6,500 television channels, and the high-growth connectivity markets of Mobile Connectivity, Fixed Connectivity, and Government Services. Eutelsat Group’s unique suite of in-orbit assets enables it to deliver integrated solutions to meet the needs of global customers. The Company is headquartered in Paris and the Eutelsat Group employs more than 1,700 people across more than 50 countries. The Group is committed to delivering safe, resilient, and environmentally sustainable connectivity to help bridge the digital divide. The Company is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL) and the London Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL)

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The forward-looking statements included herein are for illustrative purposes only and are based on management’s views and assumptions as of the date of this document. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks. For illustrative purposes only, such risks include but are not limited to: risks related to the health crisis; operational risks related to satellite failures or impaired satellite performance, or failure to roll out the deployment plan as planned and within the expected timeframe; risks related to the trend in the satellite telecommunications market resulting from increased competition or technological changes affecting the market; risks related to the international dimension of the Group's customers and activities; risks related to the adoption of international rules on frequency coordination and financial risks related, inter alia, to the financial guarantee granted to the Intergovernmental Organization's closed pension fund, and foreign exchange risk. Eutelsat Communications expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any projections, forecasts or estimates contained in this document to reflect any change in events, conditions, assumptions, or circumstances on which any such statements are based, unless so required by applicable law. The information contained in this document is not based on historical fact and should not be construed as a guarantee that the facts or data mentioned will occur. This information is based on data, assumptions and estimates that the Group considers as reasonable.