Airconnect Go

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Passengers flying over Canada’s Arctic with Canadian North Airlines will soon be able to enjoy in-flight entertainment, thanks to Global Eagle’s Airconnect Go portable wireless streaming platform.

Airconnect Go will first be deployed on four of the airline’s Boeing 737s, starting this September. Without the need for additional hardware, a single Airconnect Go system can stream to over 50 users. Passenger analytics can also be tracked using Global Eagle’s Airview reporting system.

At just over 3 kg, and not much bigger than a loaf of bread, Airconnect Go integrates Airtime’s digital rights management capabilities, enabling passengers to view content on their personal electronic devices via a web browser, without the need for a dedicated application.

“The launch of top-notch in-flight entertainment options will further enhance our onboard experience.” – Steve Hankirk, Canadian North

“The launch of top-notch in-flight entertainment options will further enhance our onboard experience. We’re thrilled to be working with Global Eagle to introduce this exciting new in-flight amenity,” said Steve Hankirk, president of Canadian North.