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Kontron selected by easyJet for wireless IFE hardware

Kontron selected by easyJet for wireless IFE hardware

Kontron says its integrated in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) platforms have been selected by easyJet, for its new “Air Time” wireless in-flight entertainment service. Kontron and in-flight digital solutions partner,… Read more »

Win an Amazon eGift Card with Get Connected’s Christmas quiz

Win an Amazon eGift Card with Get Connected’s Christmas quiz

How much do you know about the inflight connectivity business? Have you got your finger on the connectivity pulse? If you think you have, try your hand at our Christmas… Read more »

Viasat-2 satellite successfully reaches geostationary orbit

Viasat-2 satellite successfully reaches geostationary orbit

Viasat announced today that the Viasat-2 satellite has successfully arrived in its geostationary orbit at 69.9° west longitude, and has transitioned into orbit normal mode (earth pointing) with its reflector… Read more »

Euronews now available on board via easyJet “Air Time”

Euronews now available on board via easyJet “Air Time”

Euronews is now available on easyJet’s new “Air Time” IFE portal, delivered via the airline’s on-board wireless network. The Euronews’ inflight offer on easyJet includes international news, business, culture, sci-tech… Read more »

Orbital ATK delivers Al Yah 3 satellite to launch site

Orbital ATK delivers Al Yah 3 satellite to launch site

Orbital ATK says that the Al Yah 3 satellite has arrived at its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, for its upcoming launch with Arianespace in January 2018. Al Yah… Read more »

Viasat unveils new strategic global brand identity

Viasat unveils new strategic global brand identity

Viasat has unveiled its new strategic, global brand identity, consolidating its key sub-brands. These including Exede consumer internet, Yonder Ku-band aviation service, among others – under one Viasat master brand…. Read more »

Iridium NEXT satellites in Vandenberg for fourth launch

Iridium NEXT satellites in Vandenberg for fourth launch

Iridium Communications announced today that all 10 Iridium NEXT satellites for its fourth launch are now in processing at SpaceX’s west coast launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in… Read more »

Air Canada offering complimentary Gogo inflight Wi-Fi

Air Canada offering complimentary Gogo inflight Wi-Fi

Gogo has announced that Air Canada is now the first North American airline to offer the choice of complimentary Gogo inflight Wi-Fi to their most frequent flyers. Each year, Air… Read more »

India debates inflight connectivity use onboard its airlines

India debates inflight connectivity use onboard its airlines

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has held an open discussion of a consultation paper on inflight connectivity onboard Indian airline carriers. According to a report on Digit.in, the… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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