Virgin Australia launches trial of Gogo 2Ku inflight connectivity Malaysia selects SITAONAIR / Aireon / FlightAware for tracking AIX: Rockwell Collins close to finishing first GX install Brochure out for Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference AIX: Global Eagle close to finishing flydubai Ku-band installs
Virgin Australia launches trial of Gogo 2Ku inflight connectivity

Virgin Australia launches trial of Gogo 2Ku inflight connectivity

Virgin Australia has announced the start of a three-month trial of its inflight connectivity service in partnership with Gogo and satellite telecommunications provider Optus. This is a three-month customer testing… Read more »

Malaysia selects SITAONAIR / Aireon / FlightAware for tracking

Malaysia selects SITAONAIR / Aireon / FlightAware for tracking

SITAONAIR, Aireon and FlightAware have announced that Malaysia Airlines will be will have access to minute-by-minute, 100% global, flight tracking data, delivered by SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM FlightTracker. This solution will enhance… Read more »

AIX: Rockwell Collins close to finishing first GX install

AIX: Rockwell Collins close to finishing first GX install

Rockwell Collins says it is putting the finishing touches to an Inmarsat GX Aviation installation with its launch eastern European customer and is moving ahead with GX on Norwegian Air… Read more »

Brochure out for Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference

Brochure out for Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference

Preliminary details for September’s Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference, being held near Heathrow, London, have now been released. The event underlines the increasing interest in aircraft eEnablement and how it can… Read more »

AIX: Global Eagle close to finishing flydubai Ku-band installs

AIX: Global Eagle close to finishing flydubai Ku-band installs

Global Eagle says it is close to finishing off its Airconnect Ku-band inflight connectivity installs aboard the flydubai Boeing 737-800 fleet. Josh Marks, Global Eagle’s Executive Vice President, Aviation Connectivity,… Read more »

SITAONAIR to deliver first with inflight mobile 3.5G connectivity

SITAONAIR to deliver first with inflight mobile 3.5G connectivity

SITAONAIR is to deploy inflight 3.5G mobile network services over Inmarsat’s GX Aviation high-speed broadband satellite connectivity. Enhanced 3.5G capabilities will be available to all airlines through SITAONAIR’s popular Mobile… Read more »

AIX: New video from the 2017 Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg

AIX: New video from the 2017 Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg

A look at the main inflight connectivity news from the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017 in Hamburg. Includes interviews with Panasonic Avionics’ Dave Bruner on their faster Newtec modem, ViaSat’s Gary Byrnes… Read more »

Rockwell Collins / MCN to provide bizjet connectivity in China

Rockwell Collins / MCN to provide bizjet connectivity in China

Rockwell Collins has signed a reseller agreement with Beijing Marine Communication and Navigation Company, Limited (MCN) to provide broadband satellite connectivity services to its ARINCDirect customers in mainland China. ARINCDirect… Read more »

Kontron launches software to protect cabin Wi-Fi security

Kontron launches software to protect cabin Wi-Fi security

Kontron has launched its AirDefense advanced wireless security software package, specifically targeted towards the inflight connectivity market. The AirDefense software runs in conjunction with the Kontron Cab-n-Connect A100 cabin wireless access… Read more »

Satcom Direct (SD) launches crew training course at ABACE

Satcom Direct (SD) launches crew training course at ABACE

Satcom Direct (SD), the business aviation connectivity solutions provider, has launched its second certified training course, aeroCNCT, at this year’s ABACE event. Designed for crew members who need to become… Read more »

AIX: Leo Mondale says Inmarsat GX has had excellent start

AIX: Leo Mondale says Inmarsat GX has had excellent start

“Lufthansa is very satisfied with the performance of Inmarsat GX inflight connectivity, as are its customers – the net promoter scores from passengers using it are very positive.” That was the… Read more »

AIX: Gogo 2Ku now line-fit at Airbus on range of platforms

AIX: Gogo 2Ku now line-fit at Airbus on range of platforms

Gogo has been selected by Airbus as a lead supplier for its High Bandwidth Connectivity (HBC) programme. The designation officially enables factory line-fit installation of Gogo’s 2Ku global satellite solution… Read more »

AIX: Embraer selects Panasonic for IFEC on the E-Jets E2

AIX: Embraer selects Panasonic for IFEC on the E-Jets E2

Embraer has selected Panasonic Avionics to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) for the E-Jets E2, the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The new contract extends… Read more »

AIX: ViaSat positive about future with Ka-band connectivity

AIX: ViaSat positive about future with Ka-band connectivity

ViaSat had a lot to talk about at this year’s AIX, including its new Gen 2 terminal equipment, the upcoming launch of the ViaSat-2 satellite, and its plans for the… Read more »

AIX: Air Caraïbes and French Blue select SITAONAIR for GX

AIX: Air Caraïbes and French Blue select SITAONAIR for GX

Air Caraïbes and its sister company French Blue, France’s first-ever low-cost, long-haul airline, have appointed SITAONAIR to provide Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight connectivity across their fleets. SITAONAIR has been selected… Read more »

AIX: Thales/SES unveil new satellite functionality for FlytLive

AIX: Thales/SES unveil new satellite functionality for FlytLive

SES and Thales Alenia Space have outlined how new functionality aboard the upcoming SES-17h satellite will offer greater efficiency and flexibility for inflight connectivity. The new satellite, which will help… Read more »

AIX: Panasonic Avionics launches new NEXT IFEC platform

AIX: Panasonic Avionics launches new NEXT IFEC platform

Panasonic Avionics has announced its new NEXT inflight entertainment and communications (IFEC) platform, which will power its systems from 2020 on. The company says the NEXT platform is designed to… Read more »

AIX: AirAsia selects Inmarsat’s GX Aviation connectivity

AIX: AirAsia selects Inmarsat’s GX Aviation connectivity

AirAsia, through its subsidiary ROKKI Sdn Bhd, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Inmarsat for its next-generation Ka-band GX Aviation inflight connectivity solution. The agreement covers AirAsia group’s… Read more »

AIX: Kontron 2Ku MODMAN selected by Gogo for connectivity

AIX: Kontron 2Ku MODMAN selected by Gogo for connectivity

Kontron has announced that Gogo will deploy its next-generation MODMAN (Modem Manager) unit in its 2Ku inflight connectivity system in both retrofit and OEM line-fit programmes. The MODMAN is based… Read more »

AIX: AirFi announces six new customers for portable Wi-Fi

AIX: AirFi announces six new customers for portable Wi-Fi

AirFi, the provider of portable onboard Wi-Fi platforms, has announced six new airline customers on the eve of the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. The company has welcomed Aramco Aviation,… Read more »

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