Boeing is working with Samsung Electronics to incorporate high-speed mobile technology and information systems into its latest airplanes, a Boeing official said on Friday.
"We are in works with Samsung and studying to use their technologies like mobile connectivity," a Boeing official told The Korea Herald. "Korea's global leadership in high-speed mobile technology and next-generation information systems are just a few examples of areas we continue to explore together. We continue to work closely with them to research technologies that can be introduced on our airplanes," he added.
In 2012, Boeing and Samsung signed a partnership to develop entertainment and communication technologies inside aircraft.
What's interesting is the fact that the Boeing representative did not only talk about a cooperation on in-flight entertainment systems, but he also referred more vital aspects of an aircraft, such as the fly-by-wire systems. Fly-by-wire refers to a semiautonomous and typically computer-regulated system for controlling the flight of an aircraft.
"As airplanes become more systemic in terms of fly-by-wire, there will be a number of areas where next-generation technology can continue to play a vital role in commercial aviation, both from an operations standpoint as well as inside the cabin for passengers," he added.
Samsung Electronics said it has no knowledge of such a project.