Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) will showcase its ground-breaking new Global Xpress (GX) in-flight connectivity service at two of Asia’s leading aviation trade shows this month.

GX is set to enter global commercial services later this year as the first high-speed broadcast network to span the world from a single operator. It will allow airlines to offer their passengers high standard in-flight broadband connectivity that has only been available on the ground previously.

Singapore Airlines has confirmed plans to deploy high-speed connectivity for passengers onboard its long-haul fleet using GX. The services will be provided to the airline by Inmarsat partner SITAONAIR and powered by Honeywell’s JetWave satellite communications hardware. The first installation is scheduled for the second half of 2016, starting with Singapore Airlines’ Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, followed by its Airbus A380-800s and A350-900s.