JetBlueJetBlue Airways has signed a contract with Aviation Technical Services (ATS) to install Ka-band satellite wi-fi technology on its fleet of Airbus A320 aircrafts.

The agreement covers up to 130 A320 aircraft at ATS’s maintenance facility in Everett, Wash. Additional Ka-band installations will be accomplished at JetBlue’s LiveTV subsidiary in Orlando.

The technology was designed by LiveTV, which will be conducting training and technical support to ATS to ensure a quality installation.

All Airbus A320 installations are expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

Fly-Fi, JetBlue’s brand for wireless inflight internet, will use satellite-based connectivity, while most carriers use the Ku-band ground-based systems.  

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