Intelsat orders 2 flexible-payload satellites from Airbus for its Gogo-reinforced in-flight-connectivity business

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Intelsat, bowing to creditor resistance, scaled back a planned purchase of three software-defined satellites for in-flight-connectivity (IFC) as it assumes ownership of Gogo’s commercial aviation division.

The company now wants its Chapter 11 bankruptcy court to approve a two-satellite order with Airbus Defence and Space, industry officials said.

After several months of negotiations, Intelsat signed the two-satellite contract on Dec. 31 and was given five business days to make its first payment. That would be Jan . . .

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