Inmarsat’s GlobalXpress being used in Nepal ahead of global launch

NepalThe first of Inmarsat’s high-capacity GlobalXpress satellites is being used in Nepal after the country was hit by an earthquake and ahead of a global launch for the technology set for later this year, the company said.  “We were able to rush terminals into Nepal, and the feedback from that has been great,” chief executive Rupert Pearce said following release of the British satellite maker’s first-quarter earnings.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2015/05/08/Inmarsats-GlobalXpress-being-used-in-Nepal-ahead-of-global-launch/

Airservices partners with Inmarsat for better flight tracking, from AU

AustraliaAustralia’s aviation services body Airservices Australia has partnered with mobile satellite comms provider Inmarsat and two local airlines to trial improved flight tracking services on commercial flights. Airservices started working with Inmarsat, Qantas and Virgin last month to develop the operational concept for the trial, which uses Inmarsat’s automatic dependant surveillance – contract (ADS-C) satellite-based positioning and messaging technology on flights within Australia’s oceanic regions.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/401100,airservices-partners-with-inmarsat-for-better-flight-tracking.aspx