Head of Iranian Space Agency Morteza Barari said Saturday that Iranian airlines will be equipped with Wi-Fi internet system with the cooperation of the Civil Aviation Organization (CAO). More about inflight WiFi on Iran Air below.
He added, “in this comprehensive plan, Wi-Fi internet connection in airplane will be made possible using satellite reception system.”
For this purpose, Iranian Space Agency (ISA) has organized several expert-level meetings with the Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) in line with resolving and meeting users’ demand to Internet system in Iran’s air routes and Iranian airlines, he added.
He pointed to the agreement made between ISA and CAO and added, “it is planned that Civil Aviation Organization will provide an aircraft to us in order to carry out preliminary and initial tests on the aircraft’s internet system.”
In this plan, satellite reception system can provide internet through satellite inside the aircraft in the Wi-Fi form, the deputy ICT minister highlighted.
This sophisticated system has been installed on the plane and receives waves, he said, adding, “this cooperation agreement will be finalized within the next weeks.”
The Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, branded as Iran Air is the flag carrier of Iran, which is headquartered at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. As of 2018, it operates scheduled services to 71 destinations in Asia and Europe. Iran Air’s main bases are Imam Khomeini International Airport and Mehrabad Airport, both situated in Tehran, capital of Iran. Domestically, Iran Air is commonly known as Homa, which is the name of a mythical Persian griffin, and also the acronym of Iran National Airlines in the Persian language. The airline’s cargo division, Iran Air Cargo, operates scheduled services internationally using one cargo aircraft.