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AirMedia's Strategic Partner Gilat Received The DO-160 Certification       

Nov. 20, 2018

AirMedia Group Inc. announced that Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. , had received the DO-160 certification for Gilat's Ku/Ka dual-band aero terminal. Providing opportunities to HTS operators, IFEC service providers and airlines leveraging IFC opportunities with the flexibility of uses of both the Ku or Ka bands, Gilat's success marked a significant milestone in the collaborations between Gilat and ARE.

Mr. Grant Zhou, COO of AirMedia commented that ARE and Gilat have built a strategic collaboration upon ARE's innovative ability to integrate Gilat's dual-band terminal into the commercial IFC and IFEC solutions in China to accommodate and empower communications with satellite ChinaSat 16 and future ChinaSat 18 on the Ka band. Bolstered by Gilat's success, ARE's current efforts on getting its IFC and IFEC solutions STC and VSTC certified for Boeing 737NG and Airbus 320 airplane families will be put on an accelerated track. Mr. Zhou further commented that once they were STC and VSTC certified, ARE would become the exclusive provider of the solutions globally.

Mr. Herman Guo, CEO of AirMedia Group commented that as an official endorsement of performance, Gilat's becoming DO-160 licensed would further accelerate ARE's march to get IFC and IFEC solutions STC and VSTC certified for Boeing 737NG and Airbus 320 airplane families. Since both airplane families represent noticeable leading market shares, they become the right choices for ARE to focus on for commercializing its IFC and IFEC solutions and providing in-flight Wi-Fi to millions of travelers.

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