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