Qantas staff test Ka-band inflight connectivity with ViaSat Business operators urged not to delay ADS-B installs Don’t forget, ‘Get Connected’ has a smartphone edition Iridium announces target date for 2nd launch of Iridium NEXT Intelsat announces successful launch of Intelsat 32e
Qantas staff test Ka-band inflight connectivity with ViaSat

Qantas staff test Ka-band inflight connectivity with ViaSat

Qantas has completed its first real-world trial of the airline’s inflight connectivity system during a three hour flight along the east coast of Australia between Sydney and Brisbane. The special… Read more »

Business operators urged not to delay ADS-B installs

Business operators urged not to delay ADS-B installs

Owners of business aircraft are being urged not to delay their implementation of ADS-B equipment ahead of the upcoming 2020 mandates. ADS-B stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast. “Automatic”… Read more »

Don’t forget, ‘Get Connected’ has a smartphone edition

Don’t forget, ‘Get Connected’ has a smartphone edition

Did you know that “Get Connected” has a smartphone-friendly version of its inflight connectivity news service? Anyone visiting GetConnected.aero with their iPhone, Android or other mobile device will automatically see… Read more »

Iridium announces target date for 2nd launch of Iridium NEXT

Iridium announces target date for 2nd launch of Iridium NEXT

Iridium Communications has announced it has received a targeted launch date of mid-June for the second mission of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. Originally anticipated for mid-April of 2017, the date… Read more »

Intelsat announces successful launch of Intelsat 32e

Intelsat announces successful launch of Intelsat 32e

Intelsat has announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 32e satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from French Guiana. Liftoff occurred at 16:39 EST 14th February 2017. The satellite… Read more »

Connected aircraft market set to exceed $6bn by 2020

Connected aircraft market set to exceed $6bn by 2020

A new report by Market Research Engine suggests the connected aircraft market could exceed $6bn within the next three years. It says the global connected aircraft market is growing due… Read more »

Duncan Aviation and Gogo developing STCs for Gogo Biz 4G

Duncan Aviation and Gogo developing STCs for Gogo Biz 4G

Duncan Aviation is working closely with Gogo Business Aviation to develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for Gogo’s new 4G service and Wi-Fi equipment. Duncan says it is excited for Gogo’s… Read more »

Gilat to develop Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA)

Gilat to develop Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA)

Gilat has announced a joint development project with Airbus for an Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) antenna, as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The fully embedded airborne antenna… Read more »

Inflight connectivity: what next after Ka-band frequencies?

Inflight connectivity: what next after Ka-band frequencies?

There has always been a war of words between Ku- and Ka-band operators, with both claiming their service is better. But what about the future? Is there an alternative on… Read more »

Eutelsat poised for Ka-band joint venture with ViaSat

Eutelsat poised for Ka-band joint venture with ViaSat

Eutelsat says it is close to announcing a joint venture with ViaSat that will improve future Ka-band capacity for inflight connectivity. In its first-half results announced yesterday, Rodolphe Belmer, CEO… Read more »

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Don’t miss out on the latest inflight Wi-Fi and aircraft e-enablement news. Each month we send out a free round-up of all the news published on the site. The stories cover… Read more »

Airlines moving towards offering free Wi-Fi inflight connectivity

Airlines moving towards offering free Wi-Fi inflight connectivity

A number of airlines are now offering free Wi-Fi inflight connectivity, including Alaskan Airlines, JetBlue and Japan Air Lines. Passengers on Alaska Airlines and JetBlue can now surf the web,… Read more »

Lufthansa Systems holds fashion show in the clouds

Lufthansa Systems holds fashion show in the clouds

Lufthansa Systems offered a special flight to New York’s Fashion Week, including the live streaming of presentations to passengers’ devices. Flight LH 400 from Frankfurt to the “Big Apple” hosted… Read more »

Inmarsat completes SAS testing for European Aviation Network

Inmarsat completes SAS testing for European Aviation Network

Inmarsat has announced a key infrastructure milestone for its European Aviation Network (EAN), with the successful test and validation of the EAN Satellite Access Station (SAS). As the first solution in… Read more »

Air Côte d’Ivoire signs up for SITAONAIR connectivity

Air Côte d’Ivoire signs up for SITAONAIR connectivity

Air Cote d’Ivoire, of the Ivory Coast, has signed up for Inmarsat SwiftBroadband inflight passenger connectivity from SITAONAIR. The new deal will deliver connectivity solutions to the airline’s brand new… Read more »

Taqnia Space selects Eutelsat for inflight connectivity

Taqnia Space selects Eutelsat for inflight connectivity

Taqnia Space of Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with Eutelsat Communications for a multi-year deal covering spotbeam capacity on the EUTELSAT 3B satellite. This will be used to provide… Read more »

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