A flight of Qingdao Airlines, China's first flight equipped with high-speed internet service, was operated on July 7.
Passengers onboard could connect their mobile phones to the internet at a speed of 100Mbps and experience more than 2,000 online interactive entertainments when the airplane was in level flight.
What's more, China's first livestreaming between the air and ground was also carried out during the flight. The real-time images in the sky were shared, marking a break in the situation of isolated islands of information in the sky.
The flight was a diversified sky internet ecological system integrating mobile entertainment, air traveling service and air e-commerce retail relying on the high-speed satellite-based internet, and served as a model of the re-structuring and digital transformation of the civil aviation industry.
The internet service was supported by ChinaSat 16, also known as Shijian 13, which is the first Ka-band high throughput satellite in the country.
Related resources of the satellite participating in the flight were provided by China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
As a participator and supporter of the onboard internet industry, China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. is capable of providing comprehensive information service for passengers and cost-effective air-ground broad-band service for crews and the planes themselves. It also plays a role in supporting airlines' digitalization of accurate and highly-efficient operation management with full-connection.
In addition to the aviation industry, the company also offers a large number of satellite-based internet services to clients in fields like shipping, emergency response and energy.
It will deepen cooperation with upstream and downstream enterprises along vertical industrial chains and develop professional and special internet solutions for such industries as aviation, shipping, energy, land resources, agriculture, forestry, husbandry, fisheries, emergency, broadcasting and video, and education services to meet the public's needs and provide Chinese solutions in an era of new satellite-based internet infrastructure.
QW9771 of Qingdao Airlines, China's first flight equipped with high-speed internet service, is ready for the flight on July 7. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. will continue to develop satellite-based internet solutions for all fields in the future. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)