Modernized Albatross Serves as Test Bed

A company providing in-flight entertainment is using a modernized Albatross as a test bed for their products.

Albatross
Albatross
Row 44’s Albatross One has become the ultimate platform for R&D work for the company’s broadband and entertainment services for the airlines.
Albatross Cockpit
Albatross Cockpit
The instrument panel and overhead controls were redesigned as part of the major modification project required to make the Albatross into an R&D test bed.
Albatross
Albatross
Dave Cummings and Simon Mclellan install the latest hardware into the overhead panel in preparation for a test flight.
iPhone
iPhone
The system tested was specific to Southwest Airlines, and Row 44’s high-speed broadband provided full bars for the wireless Internet connection on the iPhone.
Albatross
Albatross
Signatures from former Space Shuttle astronauts were left on one of the interior side panels as proof of Albatross One’s former duty in NASA’s training program.
Albatross Workstation
Albatross Workstation
Laptops, iPads and smart phones are some of the platforms capable of connecting to Row 44’s system.
Albatross Workstation
Albatross Workstation
Simon Mclellan analyzes data from the Row 44 system during the test flight.
Albatross
Albatross