Boeing and Global Eagle Entertainment Partner to Offer Line-Fit Satellite Connectivity for Commercial Aircraft

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) have signed a new technical services agreement (TSA) to evaluate Global Eagle Entertainment's (GEE) satellite-based connectivity solution for line-fit offerability to airlines worldwide.

The TSA is an important milestone in offering airline customers the option to purchase the GEE connectivity system pre-installed on new delivery Boeing 737 and 787 aircraft. GEE delivers content and connectivity to the world's largest fleet of Ku-band satellite-connected aircraft, with over 550 planes flying with the GEE system over four continents.

Evaluation by Boeing and GEE is expected to be completed during 2015.

"We're delighted that Boeing has recognized our connectivity solution for evaluation," said Dave Davis, COO and CFO of Global Eagle Entertainment. "This agreement highlights the advantages of GEE's proven technology and demonstrates the strong demand by airlines for connectivity solutions."

About Global Eagle Entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) is a worldwide provider of media content, technology, and connectivity solutions to the travel industry. Through the industry's most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines with a wide range of inflight solutions. These include Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide, Global Eagle Entertainment delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company's headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at

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