Intelsat announced that its inflight connectivity (IFC), which uses its LEO and GEO satellites, will be available to airlines and aircraft lessors through Airbus’ Airspace Link (HBCplus) solution. Intelsat will be the largest service provider in the manufacturer’s flexible IFC service catalogue.
Airbus offers airlines the option of choosing their Ku-band ESA terminal, specifically designed to enable simultaneous connections to Intelsat’s GEO and LEO networks such as OneWeb, commencing with aircraft deliveries aimed at the first half of 2026. This approach to data routing delivers superior In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service with exceptional global resilience, low-latency, and high throughput, a feature exclusive to Intelsat. Under the terms of the agreement, Airbus will oversee the installation and maintenance of the HBCplus system in alignment with both retrofitting and retrofit programs.