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AirMedia Announces the Strategic Cooperation with Honeywell


March 19, 2019

AirMedia Group Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries, Air Esurfing Co. Ltd. ("ARE"), has been selected as the sole distributor of Honeywell's next-generation JetWave TM satellite communications hardware in China, enabling Chinese airlines to have access to an all-in-one solution that provides high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi service. Honeywell's JetWave TM satellite communications hardware provides high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi service worldwide by seamlessly establishing Ka-band communication links with the Global Xpress Network of the International Maritime Satellite Organization (Inmarsat Aviation) and satellite ChinaSat 16 and ChinaSat 18.

Tailored to benefit both passengers and airlines, the cooperation is devoted to increasing the availability of fast, consistent, KA-band connectivity for passengers traveling with airlines originated in China and generating new revenues for airlines.

"China plays a significant role in our global growth and we are committed to working with local partners to help advance the country's aviation industry," said Steven Lien, president, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace. "This exciting cooperation with ARE gives Chinese airlines a competitive edge in a globalized market – providing them with hardware and connectivity that delivers in-flight Wi-Fi with in-office speed."

"ARE is the leading provider of in-flight entertainment and connectivity in the region. We are pleased to establish cooperation with Honeywell to provide our customers with proven solutions to high-speed, in-flight connectivity to meet an increasing demand of passengers," Mr. Grant Zhou, COO of AirMedia, commented. "This cooperation will further advance our ability to provide customized solutions to meet the growth of high-speed connectivity in aviation industry in China."

Mr. Herman Guo, CEO of AirMedia commented, "As the leading provider of in-flight connectivity, the Company's strategic cooperation with Honeywell will empower Chinese airlines with high-speed in-flight Internet services to deliver passengers the same experience as it would've been otherwise on the ground." Mr. Guo continues, "With extended experiences and strategic alignments in both in-flight entertainment and in-flight connectivity, the Company, while providing high-speed in-flight Internet connectivity, is capable of maintaining and operating an in-flight mobile platform and interactive products benefiting from the platform." Mr. Guo believes that while enhancing the compatibility of Chinese airlines worldwide, the high-speed in-flight connectivity will present new and innovative opportunities to both Chinese airlines and AirMedia.


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