Thuraya & Airbus Demonstrate Aero Mobility Capabilities at Dubai Air Show 2019

Real-time transmission of surveillance footage was enabled by Thuraya’s L-band network ; The Dubai Air Show streaming sessions follow a highly successful demonstration to key government customers on 13 November

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 21st : Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), in partnership with Airbus, conducted live screenings at the Dubai Air Show of a demonstrative aerial surveillance mission taking place in Germany from an airborne Airbus H145 helicopter equipped with a communication system developed by SCOTTY. The streaming was made possible through  Thuraya’s L-band satellite network.

The live screening of the demonstrative surveillance mission which took place on the 20 November is a testament to Thuraya’s enhanced Aero mobility capabilities, designed to fulfil government customer requirements for secure mobile satellite communications across a variety of aerial platforms including helicopters, UAVs, Fixed and Rotary winged aircrafts. Supporting the demanding applications of ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), Search and Rescue (SAR), Passenger and Cockpit communications throughout a vast satellite footprint, covering more than 160 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia regions.

Ali Al Hashemi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya commented, “We are excited about the growing ties with Airbus and are looking to further expand the scope of our collaboration to enhance our offering and unlock new opportunities with our government customers.”       

The Aero Mobility system brings a robust satellite communication solution to government missions, facilitating steady internet access, voice calls, text messaging, and real-time, high-speed data applications including video conferencing, tracking, sensor and data collection and transmission. With built-in video compression capabilities, handling HD streaming speeds of up to 384 kbps on a single channel.

Yahsat and Thuraya have been showcasing their aero mobility solutions at the Mubadala pavilion 910 at the Dubai Air Show running between 17-21 November.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company        
Thuraya, is the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fully owned by Mubadala Investment Company. Established in 1997, Thuraya offers innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including maritime, energy, government, broadcast media, military, aerospace and humanitarian NGO. Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two-thirds of the globe by MSS, global VSAT coverage and around the world through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically advanced and dependable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Through relevant partnerships, Thuraya stays ahead by delivering solutions and supporting applications that meet the rapidly transforming nature of market demands. Thuraya remains committed to keeping everyone within reach in any circumstance by making accessible the essential tools required for vital connectivity.

For more information about the company, visit www.thuraya.com or, email corporatecomms@thuraya.com.  

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