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Global Eagle partners with Profen Group to bring inflight connectivity to airlines in Turkey

November 7, 2019 at 5:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, November 7th, 2019: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. [NASDAQ: ENT] and Profen Group are announcing a new partnership to bring the industry's leading Inflight Connectivity (IFC) capabilities to commercial passenger airlines in Turkey.

The agreement sees Global Eagle integrate its award-winning Airconnect satellite IFC solution; Airtime Portal; content; and global satellite network with Profen's substantial satellite; ground; regulatory; billing; and security infrastructure.

This partnership offers airlines in Turkey an end-to-end IFC solution of unprecedented speed, capacity, economy, flexibility and reliability, which is tailored to their commercial, technical and regulatory requirements.

Per Norén, Global Eagle's President, says: "Turkey is both a spectacular destination and a vital nexus for global aviation, bridging the European and Asian continents. This partnership between Global Eagle and Profen will empower airlines in Turkey to confidently deliver the highest quality and variety of IFC services to their passengers.

"By optimizing their complementary capabilities, Global Eagle and Profen are powering a regional network to match, and exceed, the aspirations of the airlines and the expectations of their passengers."

Per Norén, Global Eagle's President, adds: “Profen’s exceptional technical and commercial capabilities uniquely enable Global Eagle to efficiently extend and accelerate IFC solutions, directly into the highly respected and progressive Turkish commercial aviation market.”

Passengers of airlines in Turkey will now be able to enjoy the highest quality and variety of IFC services available on any commercial passenger airline.

Onder Havuzlu, President of Profen, says: “Profen has become an important source with its full portfolio of services and capabilities including turn-key satellite earth stations, and satellite communication services in Turkey. By successfully combining our national engineering experience with Global Eagle’s IFC expertise, we will begin to provide secure, high-quality data connectivity solutions for Turkish commercial aviation market.”

Cem Odaman, Profen’s Chief Business Development Officer, adds: “Global Eagle is the airline industry’s leading provider of inflight entertainment, content, and connectivity. With the partnership of Global Eagle, which has the largest single customer connected aircraft fleet with over 700 aircraft, Profen will become the first local company providing seamless and secure onboard connectivity for airline passengers.”



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About Profen Group

Profen Group, and its 200 employees within two countries Turkey and UK, provides products, solutions and services for Communications, Defense, Government, Broadcast and Internet industries, with its In-House Research& Development Centers. It offers a portfolio which comprises communication and information technologies, Satellite Communication, RF receive and processing, control systems, data processing, system integration and satellite teleport operation and data center. Profen Group shares a set of core values based on integrity, understanding, excellence, creativity, unity and responsibility. Its beliefs and convictions are core to these values and continue to guide and drive business decisions. Together with highly qualified engineering staff, being the main driving factor of the company's success, Profen allocates its big portion of income to research and development activities. 

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About Global Eagle

Global Eagle is the only international connectivity and media content experience organization. The company serves consumers beyond the reach of normal telecom and cable providers, bringing a digital world of connected entertainment to the Aviation, Maritime, Enterprise and Government markets. Through its intelligent leadership, investment in innovation and comprehensive product suite, it commands an envious position as an open platform single source provider and blended solution partner. NASDAQ-listed Global Eagle connects thousands of aircraft, ships and enterprise sites across the globe, combining a complete entertainment streaming solution. The company actively engages with humanitarian projects to support a better world bringing instant connectivity solutions to disaster incidents and areas of poverty.


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