Air to Ground (A2G)

The trial was conducted in the airspace between Riyadh and Jeddah, with a Saudi Airbus A321 that flew on its regular route service. Several A2G base stations were deployed on the ground to provide seamless broadband connectivity to this aircraft.

The solution used in the trial closely resembled the commercial setup, which consists of an aircraft modified with a Wi-Fi cabin network and an A2G terminal (incl. GACA airworthiness certification), the ground network, and service operations