Panasonic Avionics brings inflight connectivity to Air China $416m Global Eagle Entertainment investment deal collapses Inmarsat says passenger demand for inflight Wi-Fi now sky-high ViaSat receives STC for Gen-2 IFC system on Boeing 737 Global Eagle wins contract for Norwegian Air Shuttle B737NGs
Panasonic Avionics brings inflight connectivity to Air China

Panasonic Avionics brings inflight connectivity to Air China

Air China has selected inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions from Panasonic Avionics for its fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, Panasonic will provide its… Read more »

$416m Global Eagle Entertainment investment deal collapses

$416m Global Eagle Entertainment investment deal collapses

HNA Group’s proposed $416 million investment in Global Eagle Entertainment has collapsed after the two companies failed to get U.S. regulatory approval. HNA’s Beijing Shareco Technologies Co. planned to invest… Read more »

Inmarsat says passenger demand for inflight Wi-Fi now sky-high

Inmarsat says passenger demand for inflight Wi-Fi now sky-high

Inmarsat says inflight broadband is changing the airline industry and revolutionising passengers’ expectations of the onboard experience. That is the conclusion from its third annual Global Inflight Connectivity Survey, published… Read more »

ViaSat receives STC for Gen-2 IFC system on Boeing 737

ViaSat receives STC for Gen-2 IFC system on Boeing 737

ViaSat has gained Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the FAA for its second generation (Gen-2) in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system. The certification allows the company to offer its… Read more »

Global Eagle wins contract for Norwegian Air Shuttle B737NGs

Global Eagle wins contract for Norwegian Air Shuttle B737NGs

Global Eagle Entertainment has won a new five-year contract with Norwegian Air Shuttle for enhanced WiFi connectivity, live television, portal-based content, services and support. The new agreement covers Norwegian Air… Read more »

Asiana A350s enter service with Panasonic connectivity

Asiana A350s enter service with Panasonic connectivity

Asiana Airlines, one of Asia’s largest carriers, has begun revenue service with its first A350 aircraft using Panasonic Avionics inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solution. This first aircraft, which was… Read more »

Garmin introduces all-in-one ADS-B and SiriusXM receiver

Garmin introduces all-in-one ADS-B and SiriusXM receiver

Garmin International has announced the GDL 52/51, a series of portable receivers capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio…. Read more »

ForeFlight introduces new tiny dual-band ADS-B receiver

ForeFlight introduces new tiny dual-band ADS-B receiver

ForeFlight, creator of a flight planning and electronic flight bag app for Apple iPad and iPhone, has announced the availability of Scout, a portable, dual-band ADS-B receiver. It says Scout… Read more »

Inmarsat dismisses EC court challenge over EAN by its rivals

Inmarsat dismisses EC court challenge over EAN by its rivals

Inmarsat says that ViaSat’s court challenge surrounding its European Aviation Network air-to-ground inflight connectivity service is intended “solely to undermine its legitimate business interests”. It adds that ViaSat is trying… Read more »

New Gogo study shows passengers want more connectivity

New Gogo study shows passengers want more connectivity

Gogo has released its new Global Traveler Study, which shows as the internet becomes part of every flight the expectations of global travelers are growing ever more demanding. It says… Read more »

FTS announces EASA STC for Xstream inflight Wi-Fi on A320

FTS announces EASA STC for Xstream inflight Wi-Fi on A320

FTS says its Xstream inflight Wi-Fi streaming system has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. The FTS Xstream hardware… Read more »

Taking inflight cybersecurity seriously at 30,000 feet

Taking inflight cybersecurity seriously at 30,000 feet

Sponsored Feature: Business aircraft operators need to take care with their inflight cybersecurity if they are to avoid costly hacking events and other issues with their company’s precious data. The… Read more »

Panasonic Avionics boosts Ku-band capacity over Canada

Panasonic Avionics boosts Ku-band capacity over Canada

Panasonic Avionics has partnered with Hunter Communications and Eutelsat to boost its Ku-band inflight connectivity capacity over Canada via the EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite. Since the all-electric satellite entered… Read more »

WMO supports expansion of global AMDAR weather data

WMO supports expansion of global AMDAR weather data

The World Meterological Organisation (WMO) has held talks and entered into a new working arrangement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on the operation of the global Aircraft Meteorological… Read more »

Programme out for Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference

Programme out for Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference

Full details have now been released for September’s Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference, being held near Heathrow, London. Steve Bogie, Air Canada’s Senior Director of Aircraft Operations Information Systems, will chair… Read more »

Emirates expands free inflight connectivity offering for all

Emirates expands free inflight connectivity offering for all

Emirates has expanded its free inflight Wi-Fi service with what it says are “generous rates for all flyers”. Effective immediately, all Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members can now enjoy… Read more »

AeroMobile equips 100th aircraft with 3.5G mobile connectivity

AeroMobile equips 100th aircraft with 3.5G mobile connectivity

Panasonic Avionics subsidiary AeroMobile today announced that it has added the 100th aircraft to its 3.5G mobile network. With 60 percent of airlines now offering 3.5G inflight connectivity, users of… Read more »

Flying Colours completes first Honeywell JetWave installation

Flying Colours completes first Honeywell JetWave installation

The Flying Colours Corp. avionics team has completed its first installation of a Honeywell JetWave Ka-Band satellite inflight connectivity system. This works with Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX system, launched last year…. Read more »

Intelsat 35e launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida

Intelsat 35e launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida

The Intelsat 35e satellite has been launched successfully from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Liftoff occurred at 7:38 pm EDT on Wednesday 5th July with… Read more »

Average of 32% of passengers using Qantas inflight connectivity

Average of 32% of passengers using Qantas inflight connectivity

More than 40,000 people have now connected to Qantas’ Wi-Fi in the sky since April as its first internet-enabled aircraft flies up and down the east coast of Australia. It… Read more »

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