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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 »

ViaSat and JetBlue extend relationship on next-gen satellites

ViaSat and JetBlue extend relationship on next-gen satellites

ViaSat sats it has expanded its relationship with JetBlue, and will serve as the direct in-flight internet service provider to the airline. JetBlue aircraft will be upgraded to the latest… Read more »

ViaSat partners with ESA on ViaSat-3 communications

ViaSat partners with ESA on ViaSat-3 communications

ViaSat has announced a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop key components of the ViaSat-3 satellite communications system with European industry. ViaSat-3 is an… Read more »

Gogo now has 2Ku inflight connectivity flying on 416 aircraft

Gogo now has 2Ku inflight connectivity flying on 416 aircraft

Gogo’s third quarter 2017 financial results show that its 2Ku awards now exceed 1,900 aircraft across 14 airlines, with the inflight connectivity system installed on 416 of them. As of… Read more »

RazorSecure paper highlights EU Cyber Security Regulations

RazorSecure paper highlights EU Cyber Security Regulations

RazorSecure and VT Miltope have issued a paper entitled “Implications of the new EU Cyber Security Regulations for the Aviation Industry”. The 10-page document looks at the upcoming new EU… Read more »

SITAONAIR white paper forecasts healthy future for ACARS

SITAONAIR white paper forecasts healthy future for ACARS

SITAONAIR says an “evolving multi-link aircraft communications addressing and reporting system (ACARS) landscape, embracing cutting-edge cockpit connectivity and solid VHF foundations, will remain the backbone of the aviation industry for… Read more »

Phasor bizjet ESA flat panel could be available in 2019

Phasor bizjet ESA flat panel could be available in 2019

Phasor’s innovative flat-panel electronically-steerable antenna (ESA) could be commercially available for smaller business aircraft in 2019. That was the message from David Garrood, Phasor’s Chief Satellite Officer, speaking at the… Read more »

AeroConnect Conference outlines rising interest in connectivity

AeroConnect Conference outlines rising interest in connectivity

The AeroConnect 2017 Conference was held on Tuesday 31st October at the Renaissance Hotel near Heathrow and reflected the rising interest in inflight connectivity. Organised by the GVF / EMP Conference… Read more »

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