ViaSat-2 satellite now scheduled to launch on June 1, 2017 Shenzhen Airlines begins evaluation of SwiftBroadband-Safety FAA and Aireon announce next-gen ADS-B test success Thuraya launches ‘Aero’ L-band inflight connectivity solution Qatar Airways activates real-time Inmarsat global flight tracking
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 »

Honeywell to showcase connected aircraft solutions at AIX

Honeywell to showcase connected aircraft solutions at AIX

Honeywell will be at the Aircraft Interiors Expo – AIX – in Hamburg from Tuesday to showcase how connectivity impacts the aerospace industry, beyond passengers and the cabin. With more… Read more »

Qatar Airways offers free laptops in business class on US flights

Qatar Airways offers free laptops in business class on US flights

Qatar Airways has announced a solution to the recently-imposed cabin electronics ban by offering passengers a laptop loan service. The Doha-based airline has taken the step to purchase laptops that… Read more »

Trimec to develop Gulfstream G200 STC for Gogo Biz 4G

Trimec to develop Gulfstream G200 STC for Gogo Biz 4G

Gogo Business Aviation says that Trimec Aviation is to develop a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its new Gogo Biz 4G inflight connectivity system. The system is due to launch in… Read more »

Virgin Australia close to launching inflight Wi-Fi trial

Virgin Australia close to launching inflight Wi-Fi trial

Virgin Australia has revealed plans to offer its passengers inflight Wi-Fi by connecting to Optus satellites on domestic and New Zealand flights. Global network providers Intelsat and SES will be… Read more »

Honeywell releases in-flight Wi-Fi troubleshooting tool for airlines

Honeywell releases in-flight Wi-Fi troubleshooting tool for airlines

Honeywell has announced the latest version of its GoDirect toolkit mobile application for airlines using its JetWave connectivity hardware. JetWave connects to Inmarsat’s global, high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi service, GX Aviation. The… Read more »

SmartSky Networks secures $170m finance for ATG network

SmartSky Networks secures $170m finance for ATG network

SmartSky Networks has secured more than $170 million in a multi-tranche Series B financing, completing the equity funding for the deployment of its nationwide network. This completes funding for the… Read more »

Turkish Airlines to introduce mobile internet via eXPhone

Turkish Airlines to introduce mobile internet via eXPhone

Turkish Airlines is to introduce new in-flight connectivity via Panasonic’s eXPhone service, allowing internet access via passengers’ mobile smartphones. As an extension of existing Wi-Fi and live TV availability on… Read more »

Qantas postpones launch of ViaSat in-flight Wi-Fi

Qantas postpones launch of ViaSat in-flight Wi-Fi

Qantas has postponed the launch of its in-flight Wi-Fi because of “stability issues” and now expects the service to commence in the middle of the year. According to www.news.com.au, the… Read more »

Silverhawk Aviation to develop STCs for Gogo Biz 4G

Silverhawk Aviation to develop STCs for Gogo Biz 4G

Gogo Business Aviation says Silverhawk Aviation is to develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for its new Gogo Biz 4G service, ahead of its scheduled launch in the first half of… Read more »

Gogo now has more than 150 aircraft equipped with 2Ku

Gogo now has more than 150 aircraft equipped with 2Ku

Gogo has issued an operational update on the deployment of its 2Ku inflight connectivity system. It says: “The technology is already on a pretty decent chunk of the Delta fleet,… Read more »

IMG’s Sport 24 to show live global coverage of horse racing

IMG’s Sport 24 to show live global coverage of horse racing

IMG’s Sport 24 live inflight sports channel is to show live coverage of six of the most prestigious global horse racing events of the year, following an agreement with Racecourse… Read more »

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