Inmarsat, preparing acquisition by Viasat, reports rebound in aviation, continued growth in government in 2021

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat reported a 6.3% and 5.8% increase in revenue and EBITDA, respectively, in 2021 based on continued strong growth in government business — especially the U.S. government — and the recovery of the business-jet and commercial airline cockpit-communications sectors.

The commercial in-flight connectivity (IFC) business of providing broadband to passenger aircraft reported a 6.3% increase in revenue for the year. Inmarsat said the number of IFC-equipped aircraft was up 6%, to 853 planes, as of Dec. 31, 2021. That figure . . .

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