Inflight connectivity to create $5.2bn Middle East market by 2035 Iridium announces date for fifth Iridium NEXT launch Inflight connectivity features in Crystal Cabin Awards shortlist China lifts ban on mobile phone use during flights Panasonic examines inflight connectivity cybersecurity threat
Inflight connectivity to create $5.2bn Middle East market by 2035

Inflight connectivity to create $5.2bn Middle East market by 2035

Inflight connectivity has the potential to unlock a $5.2 billion market within the Middle East region by 2035, according to new data released today from the “Sky High Economics: Quantifying… Read more »

Iridium announces date for fifth Iridium NEXT launch

Iridium announces date for fifth Iridium NEXT launch

Iridium Communications says that the fifth Iridium NEXT satellite launch has been targeted by SpaceX for March 18, 2018 at 8:19 am PDT (15:19 UTC) from Vandenberg Air Force Base… Read more »

Inflight connectivity features in Crystal Cabin Awards shortlist

Inflight connectivity features in Crystal Cabin Awards shortlist

A number of inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) innovations feature in the shortlist for the 2018 Crystal Cabin Awards. A total of 91 innovative concepts from 18 countries made it… Read more »

China lifts ban on mobile phone use during flights

China lifts ban on mobile phone use during flights

Chinese airlines are now allowing passengers to use mobile phones during flights, but only in flight-safe mode, following a Civil Administration of China (CAAC) decision to allow their use. Xinhua… Read more »

Panasonic examines inflight connectivity cybersecurity threat

Panasonic examines inflight connectivity cybersecurity threat

Panasonic Avionics latest “Up” blog entry looks at the threat of cybersecurity breaches, saying 85% of airline CEOS are concerned about the risk. The blog says that according to a… Read more »

TRAI gives go-ahead for inflight connectivity over India

TRAI gives go-ahead for inflight connectivity over India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended that internet services like Wi-FI and inflight connectivity (IFC) should be permitted on domestic and international flights in the country. Reuters… Read more »

AAR announces partnership with Viasat on inflight connectivity

AAR announces partnership with Viasat on inflight connectivity

AAR is to provide in-flight connectivity logistics, repair and aftermarket management services to Viasat. Through this partnership, AAR’s OEM Aftermarket Solutions group will manage the aftermarket inventory pool of Viasat… Read more »

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Gogo Business Aviation adds more content to Gogo Vision

Gogo Business Aviation adds more content to Gogo Vision

Gogo Business Aviation is expanding its  wireless inflight entertainment (IFE) service, Gogo Vision, by introducing digital magazine content and a broader selection of business news. Beginning today, Gogo Business Aviation… Read more »

SES-15 enters service for inflight connectivity providers

SES-15 enters service for inflight connectivity providers

SES says its new SES-15 spacecraft has been operational at the 129 degrees West orbital position since 1 January. The all-electric satellite took six months to reach its orbital position… Read more »

Brazil’s GOL first airline to launch Gogo live TV service

Brazil’s GOL first airline to launch Gogo live TV service

Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has announced that it is to be the launch airline for Gogo TV, the company’s IPTV service powered by its 2Ku satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi… Read more »

Thales to prepare HNA Group aircraft for Ka-band connectivity

Thales to prepare HNA Group aircraft for Ka-band connectivity

Thales is to equip the subsidiary airlines of HNA Group with its latest in-flight entertainment (IFE) system and prepare for Ka-band connectivity on its fleet of 42 wide-body A330 and… Read more »

Eutelsat and China Unicom sign MoU on inflight connectivity

Eutelsat and China Unicom sign MoU on inflight connectivity

Eutelsat Communications has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China United Network Communications Co., Ltd. (China Unicom) to enhance inflight connectivity services across an area stretching from the west coast… Read more »

Gogo unveils AVANCE L3 ATG system for business aviation

Gogo unveils AVANCE L3 ATG system for business aviation

Gogo Business Aviation has unveiled its Gogo AVANCE L3 inflight connectivity system, offering a small, lightweight form factor and what it claims are the most affordable pricing options in business… Read more »

ViaSat-2 set for commercial service launch in February 2018

ViaSat-2 set for commercial service launch in February 2018

Viasat says it has begun beta service on the ViaSat-2 satellite, and affirmed plans for full commercial service launch in February 2018. It says the ViaSat-2 satellite system is expected… Read more »

Panasonic Avionics unveils third-generation satellite network

Panasonic Avionics unveils third-generation satellite network

Panasonic Avionics has announced a major evolution of its satellite connectivity service with the introduction of its third generation communications network. It says its third-generation network is built to meet… Read more »

Air Astana completes IFC installs across Boeing 767 fleet

Air Astana completes IFC installs across Boeing 767 fleet

Air Astana says it has completed the installation of an in-flight broadband communication system on its second Boeing 767 aircraft. The new service is available to both Business and Economy… Read more »

SIA launches new Airbus A380 with SITAONAIR GX connectivity

SIA launches new Airbus A380 with SITAONAIR GX connectivity

Singapore Airlines hit a milestone in late December with the intercontinental launch of its brand-new Airbus A380, which was line-fit with SITAONAIR’s inflight connectivity powered by Inmarsat’s Ka-band GX Aviation…. Read more »

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