ViaSat signs Satcom Direct as VAR for Ka-band inflight internet Eutelsat 172B Ku-band satellite goes live over Asia Pacific Are UK passengers prepared to pay for inflight Wi-Fi? Sport 24 to host live Ashes cricket coverage in the air Inmarsat SB-Safety enters service evaluation on United Airlines
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 »

Eutelsat 172B Ku-band satellite goes live over Asia Pacific

Eutelsat 172B Ku-band satellite goes live over Asia Pacific

Eutelsat Communications’ all-electric Eutelsat 172B satellite went into full commercial service this morning, offering connectivity for users stretching from the West coast of the Americas to Asia, Oceania and across… Read more »

Are UK passengers prepared to pay for inflight Wi-Fi?

Are UK passengers prepared to pay for inflight Wi-Fi?

Recent survey findings from the “World Travel Market London 2017 Industry Report” suggest that UK passengers might not be as keen to pay for inflight Wi-Fi access as has been… Read more »

Sport 24 to host live Ashes cricket coverage in the air

Sport 24 to host live Ashes cricket coverage in the air

Sport 24, the IMG-owned and operated 24-hour live sports channel for the airline and cruise industry, is to show full coverage of the upcoming Magellan Ashes Series between Australia and… Read more »

Inmarsat SB-Safety enters service evaluation on United Airlines

Inmarsat SB-Safety enters service evaluation on United Airlines

Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM have announced that SB-Safety (SB-S) has entered service evaluation on the first United Airlines Boeing B767 aircraft. The milestone was achieved as part of a technology… Read more »

Cathay Pacific selects Gogo 2Ku for inflight connectivity

Cathay Pacific selects Gogo 2Ku for inflight connectivity

Gogo has been selected by the Cathay Pacific Group to install Gogo’s 2Ku inflight connectivity solution on its wide-body fleet. At the Dubai Air Show, the company hinted this week… Read more »

Major carrier selects Honeywell data-loading solution

Major carrier selects Honeywell data-loading solution

An unnamed major carrier is to become the first to select the Honeywell Aircraft Data Gateway solution to speed up the transfer of data to and from an aircraft, regardless… Read more »

Emirates partners with Thales for Inmarsat GX on 777X

Emirates partners with Thales for Inmarsat GX on 777X

Emirates and Thales have signed an agreement to equip the airline’s Boeing 777X fleet with next-generation broadband inflight connectivity using the Inmarsat GX Aviation global network. The airline says the… Read more »

SD training helping to demystify inflight connectivity

SD training helping to demystify inflight connectivity

Sponsored feature: Inflight connectivity systems on business aircraft can often be complex and unfamiliar to the people trying to support them. After all, cabin crew are not computer network experts… Read more »

Yahsat inflight connectivity tested at Dubai airshow

Yahsat inflight connectivity tested at Dubai airshow

Yahsat and Etihad Airways Engineering are working on gaining supplemental type certificates (STC) for the inflight connectivity equipment installed on the latter’s Airbus A320 flying test bed. Speaking at the… Read more »

Gogo close to landing first 2Ku customer in Middle East

Gogo close to landing first 2Ku customer in Middle East

At the 2017 Dubai Airshow, Gogo was upbeat about its inflight connectivity business and said it was close to signing its first 2Ku customer in the Middle East. Niels Streenstrup,… Read more »

SITAONAIR and Emirates extend contract on inflight connectivity

SITAONAIR and Emirates extend contract on inflight connectivity

SITAONAIR and Emirates have extended their partnership to deliver passenger inflight connectivity solutions across its fleet of A380 and B777 aircraft for a further four years. The news follows the… Read more »

Azerbaijan Airlines selects Rockwell Collins for 737 MAX

Azerbaijan Airlines selects Rockwell Collins for 737 MAX

Rockwell Collins is to provide Azerbaijan Airlines with a range of avionics plus inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) equipment for 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The order includes high-speed broadband… Read more »

Emirates signs contract with Esterline for SATCOM Antenna

Emirates signs contract with Esterline for SATCOM Antenna

Esterline Avionics Systems has signed an agreement with Emirates to supply its CMC Electronics CMA-2200SB Intermediate Gain Antenna (IGA), for the Boeing 777X aircraft, with deliveries starting in early 2020…. Read more »

EAD Aerospace achieves JetWave STC on A340 mount for GX

EAD Aerospace achieves JetWave STC on A340 mount for GX

EAD Aerospace, an Eclipse company, has gained its first Honeywell JetWave STC for an Airbus A340 VIP project in partnership with a leading Middle-Eastern MRO for an undisclosed final customer… Read more »

Inmarsat launches 3rd party SwiftBroadband-Safety programme

Inmarsat launches 3rd party SwiftBroadband-Safety programme

Inmarsat has launched its Certified Application Provider Programme to certify third party commercial applications for use on its SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) platform. The new programme is open to established application providers… Read more »

ViaSat-2 satellite orbit raising phase almost complete

ViaSat-2 satellite orbit raising phase almost complete

ViaSat says that the orbit raising activity for its new ViaSat-2 satellite is almost complete and it is positioning its services portfolio to reflect its capabilities. The subsequent on-orbit handover… Read more »

Virgin Australia to launch 2Ku inflight Wi-Fi on US flights

Virgin Australia to launch 2Ku inflight Wi-Fi on US flights

“Australian Business Traveller” reports that Virgin Australia is to offer inflight connectivity on selected flights to Los Angeles from the end of November 2017. This will be when the first… Read more »

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