Astronics AeroSat T-Series antenna demonstrated successfully Airborne Wireless Network set for ‘internet in the sky’ Satcom Direct launches new SLAs for Inmarsat Jet ConneX Two-thirds of airlines to enter era of connected services by 2020 New report says 15,000 aircraft will have wireless IFE by 2026
Astronics AeroSat T-Series antenna demonstrated successfully

Astronics AeroSat T-Series antenna demonstrated successfully

Astronics Corporation has successfully completed in-flight demonstrations of its FliteStream T-Series tail- mounted Ku-band connectivity system. The system, provided by Astronics’ wholly owned subsidiary Astronics AeroSat, is now certified and… Read more »

Airborne Wireless Network set for ‘internet in the sky’

Airborne Wireless Network set for ‘internet in the sky’

Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN) is on course to launch its “Infinitus Super Highway”, which it says could provide a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight…. Read more »

Satcom Direct launches new SLAs for Inmarsat Jet ConneX

Satcom Direct launches new SLAs for Inmarsat Jet ConneX

Business aviation connectivity specialist Satcom Direct (SD) has launched a new Service Level Agreement (SLA) programme to support its Inmarsat Jet ConneX customers, with plans to expand to other platforms… Read more »

Two-thirds of airlines to enter era of connected services by 2020

Two-thirds of airlines to enter era of connected services by 2020

More than 90% of airlines are set to ramp up investment in advancing wireless services for cabin crew and pilots over the three years to 2020, according to connected aircraft… Read more »

New report says 15,000 aircraft will have wireless IFE by 2026

New report says 15,000 aircraft will have wireless IFE by 2026

The market for wireless inflight entertainment (W-IFE) continues to exhibit strong growth according to a new research report from Valour Consultancy. The market intelligence firm’s latest data reveal that the… Read more »

Inmarsat scoops ‘World’s Leading Inflight ISP’ award

Inmarsat scoops ‘World’s Leading Inflight ISP’ award

Inmarsat has been crowned the ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ at the World Travel Awards 2017 in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. It follows a comprehensive online voting process, with participation… Read more »

Kontron selected by easyJet for wireless IFE hardware

Kontron selected by easyJet for wireless IFE hardware

Kontron says its integrated in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) platforms have been selected by easyJet, for its new “Air Time” wireless in-flight entertainment service. Kontron and in-flight digital solutions partner,… Read more »

Win an Amazon eGift Card with Get Connected’s Christmas quiz

Win an Amazon eGift Card with Get Connected’s Christmas quiz

How much do you know about the inflight connectivity business? Have you got your finger on the connectivity pulse? If you think you have, try your hand at our Christmas… Read more »

Viasat-2 satellite successfully reaches geostationary orbit

Viasat-2 satellite successfully reaches geostationary orbit

Viasat announced today that the Viasat-2 satellite has successfully arrived in its geostationary orbit at 69.9° west longitude, and has transitioned into orbit normal mode (earth pointing) with its reflector… Read more »

Satcom Direct launches Cybersafe course for business aviation

Satcom Direct launches Cybersafe course for business aviation

Satcom Direct (SD) has launched its new CyberSAFE (Securing Assets for End Users) course, the latest in its suite of cyber security services. The new course, developed by Logical Operations… Read more »

Euronews now available on board via easyJet “Air Time”

Euronews now available on board via easyJet “Air Time”

Euronews is now available on easyJet’s new “Air Time” IFE portal, delivered via the airline’s on-board wireless network. The Euronews’ inflight offer on easyJet includes international news, business, culture, sci-tech… Read more »

Orbital ATK delivers Al Yah 3 satellite to launch site

Orbital ATK delivers Al Yah 3 satellite to launch site

Orbital ATK says that the Al Yah 3 satellite has arrived at its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, for its upcoming launch with Arianespace in January 2018. Al Yah… Read more »

Viasat unveils new strategic global brand identity

Viasat unveils new strategic global brand identity

Viasat has unveiled its new strategic, global brand identity, consolidating its key sub-brands. These including Exede consumer internet, Yonder Ku-band aviation service, among others – under one Viasat master brand…. Read more »

SmartSky 4G LTE gets closer to commercial launch

SmartSky 4G LTE gets closer to commercial launch

SmartSky Networks is getting closer to the full commercial roll-out of its 4G LTE-based air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity service and has completed its first media demonstration. The company’s Citation Excel… Read more »

Iridium NEXT satellites in Vandenberg for fourth launch

Iridium NEXT satellites in Vandenberg for fourth launch

Iridium Communications announced today that all 10 Iridium NEXT satellites for its fourth launch are now in processing at SpaceX’s west coast launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in… Read more »

Air Canada offering complimentary Gogo inflight Wi-Fi

Air Canada offering complimentary Gogo inflight Wi-Fi

Gogo has announced that Air Canada is now the first North American airline to offer the choice of complimentary Gogo inflight Wi-Fi to their most frequent flyers. Each year, Air… Read more »

India debates inflight connectivity use onboard its airlines

India debates inflight connectivity use onboard its airlines

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has held an open discussion of a consultation paper on inflight connectivity onboard Indian airline carriers. According to a report on Digit.in, the… Read more »

ViaSat signs Satcom Direct as VAR for Ka-band inflight internet

ViaSat signs Satcom Direct as VAR for Ka-band inflight internet

ViaSat has expanded its current relationship with authorised value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer its full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business… Read more »

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