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ViaSat-2 satellite now scheduled to launch on June 1, 2017

ViaSat-2 satellite now scheduled to launch on June 1, 2017

ViaSat has confirmed the scheduled launch date for the ViaSat-2 satellite is June 1, 2017. The ViaSat-2 satellite will launch aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle from the… Read more »

Qatar Airways activates real-time Inmarsat global flight tracking

Qatar Airways activates real-time Inmarsat global flight tracking

Qatar Airways has activated a new Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satellite-based flight tracking system for all its aircraft across the world. Inmarsat says it worked with Qatar Airways to develop the solution, which… Read more »

Royal Jordanian selects Rockwell Collins ARINC flight tracking

Royal Jordanian selects Rockwell Collins ARINC flight tracking

Rockwell Collins has introduced its web-based ARINC Flight Data Display, which can provide a simple visual representation of an entire fleet, announcing Royal Jordanian Airlines as its launch customer. With… Read more »

Gogo boosts Ku-band inflight connectivity capacity with SES

Gogo boosts Ku-band inflight connectivity capacity with SES

SES says Gogo has signed a new capacity deal to enhance inflight connectivity services on key air travel routes over North America and the Pacific Ocean. As part of the… Read more »

Qatar Airways confirms Inmarsat GX Aviation across fleet

Qatar Airways confirms Inmarsat GX Aviation across fleet

Qatar Airways has today announced its intention to install Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Aviation across its flagship fleet. This will make Qatar the first Middle Eastern airline to select GX… Read more »

Panasonic Avionics ZeroTouch allows faster media updates

Panasonic Avionics ZeroTouch allows faster media updates

Panasonic Avionics is moving ahead with its ZeroTouch service that enables the wireless data transfer of passenger-facing content to an aircraft. Launched at the Apex Expo in Singapore last October,… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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