Alaska Airlines selects Gogo 2Ku for entire Boeing / Airbus fleet Gulfstream partners with Satcom Direct to streamline service Philippine Airlines offering free inflight Wi-Fi for passengers GEE Airconnect 3.0 now available as line-fit on Boeing 737 MAX Airborne Wireless Network reports successful test flights
Alaska Airlines selects Gogo 2Ku for entire Boeing / Airbus fleet

Alaska Airlines selects Gogo 2Ku for entire Boeing / Airbus fleet

Gogo has been selected by Alaska Airlines to install its Gogo 2Ku Ku-band inflight connectivity solution on its entire Boeing and Airbus fleet. Gogo says 2Ku delivers an internet experience… Read more »

Gulfstream partners with Satcom Direct to streamline service

Gulfstream partners with Satcom Direct to streamline service

Gulfstream has announced the creation of its Connectivity Service Program, a comprehensive, bundled suite of in-flight internet, voice and entertainment offerings customised to meet the needs of each operator. As… Read more »

Philippine Airlines offering free inflight Wi-Fi for passengers

Philippine Airlines offering free inflight Wi-Fi for passengers

Philippine Airlines (PAL) says passengers can now surf the internet or browse social media for 30 minutes, or use up to 15 Mb of data for free, using its inflight… Read more »

GEE Airconnect 3.0 now available as line-fit on Boeing 737 MAX

GEE Airconnect 3.0 now available as line-fit on Boeing 737 MAX

Global Eagle Entertainment says it is now offering its Airconnect 3.0 inflight Wi-Fi system for factory installation on the Boeing 737 MAX family of aircraft. It says the equipment is… Read more »

Airborne Wireless Network reports successful test flights

Airborne Wireless Network reports successful test flights

Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN) says it has completed “proof of concept” flights showing that high-speed data could be sent successfully from aircraft-to-aircraft and aircraft-to-ground and vice versa. ABWN is developing… Read more »

TCS World Travel selects Rockwell Collins for GX connectivity

TCS World Travel selects Rockwell Collins for GX connectivity

TCS World Travel has installed Rockwell Collins’ CabinConnect wireless in-flight connectivity system on its custom-configured Boeing 757, operated by TAG Aviation. The fully operational system was launched on August 9,… Read more »

Book your place at Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference

Book your place at Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference

There is still time to book your place at September’s Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference, being held near Heathrow, London, on 13 and 14 September 2017. The conference, taking place at… Read more »

Virgin Australia to roll-out inflight Wi-Fi with Gogo 2Ku

Virgin Australia to roll-out inflight Wi-Fi with Gogo 2Ku

Virgin Australia has announced details of its plans to roll out wireless inflight connectivity on the majority of its domestic and international aircraft, becoming the only Australian airline to offer… Read more »

ViaSat reports record revenues for fiscal first quarter

ViaSat reports record revenues for fiscal first quarter

ViaSat has announced its financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, noting revenues were up 5% to $380m, marking a new first quarter record high. It said… Read more »

Gogo increases number of commercial aircraft online to 3,109

Gogo increases number of commercial aircraft online to 3,109

Gogo has announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, showing a 9% increase in commercial aircraft online to 3,109. It also showed a 17% increase in… Read more »

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Inmarsat demonstrates Global Xpress in worldwide test flight

Inmarsat demonstrates Global Xpress in worldwide test flight

Inmarsat has announced the successful completion of its Global Xpress GX “Around the World” test flight. The exercise, conducted on a Gulfstream IV aircraft between June 5 and June 11,… Read more »

SmartSky 4G LTE air-to-ground network being deployed

SmartSky 4G LTE air-to-ground network being deployed

SmartSky Networks has initiated the deployment of its 4G LTE-based air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity network. Using 60 MHz of spectrum and patented beam-forming technology, SmartSky says its network will provide… Read more »

Inmarsat reports 9.4% revenue increase in interim results

Inmarsat reports 9.4% revenue increase in interim results

Inmarsat said its revenues were up 9.4% in the first half of 2017 and increased its dividend 5% to 21.62 cents per share, according to interim results published today. Its… Read more »

US Mobile launches unlimited inflight connectivity Wi-Fi plan

US Mobile launches unlimited inflight connectivity Wi-Fi plan

US Mobile has launched an unlimited Wi–Fi plan that it says allows users to connect to hotspots located almost everywhere on the ground and in the sky on 20 leading… Read more »

Gogo’s next-generation inflight modem enters service

Gogo’s next-generation inflight modem enters service

Gogo has announced that its next-generation modem for its Ku-band inflight connectivity services has been introduced into commercial airline service. It says the proprietary features of the new device will… Read more »

US Government extends ViaSat contract for in-flight connectivity

US Government extends ViaSat contract for in-flight connectivity

The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has extended its contract with ViaSat to continue to provide senior leaders and support staff with in-flight broadband and connectivity services. As… Read more »

Teledyne signs agreement with ASG for EFB connectivity

Teledyne signs agreement with ASG for EFB connectivity

Teledyne Controls and Avionics Support Group (ASG), have signed a joint marketing agreement to promote Teledyne’s Aircraft Interface Device (AID) solution, GroundLink AID+, with ASG’s range of Electronic Flight Bag… Read more »

Iridium announces third NEXT satellite launch date

Iridium announces third NEXT satellite launch date

Iridium Communications says its upcoming Iridium NEXT satellite launch has been targeted for September 30, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. PDT. This launch will deliver another 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to… Read more »

Thales granted license for inflight connectivity over Ka-band

Thales granted license for inflight connectivity over Ka-band

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted Thales a blanket license authorisation for its airborne terminals to communicate with the EchoStar XVII, EchoStar XIX, AMC-15 and AMC-16 geostationary satellites…. Read more »

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 »

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