Avianca is first Latin-American airline to select GX Aviation Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 200S to be certified on A350 XWB Inmarsat / Airbus to equip airlines for European Aviation Network Rockwell Collins / Airbus introduce ‘self-reporting’ flight tracking JAL providing free inflight connectivity on domestic routes
BizjetMobile secures City Jet Inc. fleet for CHiiMP Smart

BizjetMobile secures City Jet Inc. fleet for CHiiMP Smart

BizjetMobile has announced City Jet Inc. as the second fleet operator in North America to select its CHiiMP Smart inflight connectivity solution. City Jet Inc.’s selection of CHiiMP Smart follows fleet installations… Read more »

Air Canada Rouge deploys Gogo 2Ku inflight connectivity

Air Canada Rouge deploys Gogo 2Ku inflight connectivity

Air Canada says that its leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge, has begun offering high-speed, satellite internet aboard its Airbus A319 aircraft. The roll out of Gogo’s new 2Ku service on… Read more »

Inmarsat launches fourth I-5 satellite for GX Aviation service

Inmarsat launches fourth I-5 satellite for GX Aviation service

Inmarsat’s fourth I-5 (I-5 F4) Ka-band satellite for its GX Aviation inflight connectivity service has been launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. The launch of the SpaceX… Read more »

K5-Aviation becomes Gogo’s first 2Ku bizav customer in Europe

K5-Aviation becomes Gogo’s first 2Ku bizav customer in Europe

Gogo says K5-Aviation has become its first 2Ku business aviation customer in Europe, marking a significant milestone for the company. Sergio Aguirre, Gogo Business Aviation’s General Manager, said: “The 2Ku era… Read more »

Preview: Ebace to feature business aviation connectivity

Preview: Ebace to feature business aviation connectivity

Next week’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva will showcase the latest in inflight connectivity for business aircraft operators. The event, which takes place from 22 to… Read more »

Report says IFEC market expected to reach $8.5bn by 2024

Report says IFEC market expected to reach $8.5bn by 2024

A new report from Global Market Insights says the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) market is expected to reach $8.5bn by 2024, growing at 13.3% CAGR from 2016. It says… Read more »

Gogo 2Ku connectivity exceeds 100Mbps during press flight

Gogo 2Ku connectivity exceeds 100Mbps during press flight

Gogo has unveiled its next-generation 2Ku in-flight Wi-Fi technology during two demonstration flights out of Newark International airport in the U.S. The two flights took place on the “Jimmy Ray”,… Read more »

Cobham SATCOM announces successful UAV video trials

Cobham SATCOM announces successful UAV video trials

Cobham SATCOM has announced successful live video transmission trials over its AVIATOR UAV 200 low SWAP satcom terminal. Working independently with AnsuR Technologies in Norway and Barnard Microsystems in the… Read more »

British Airways inflight connectivity options to start from £4.99

British Airways inflight connectivity options to start from £4.99

British Airways has revealed its base pricing for the inflight connectivity options becoming available on its long- and short-haul fleets over the next two years. Customers in all cabins will… Read more »

Euroconsult says IFC revenues could reach $6.5bn by 2026

Euroconsult says IFC revenues could reach $6.5bn by 2026

Euroconsult’s latest report on the inflight connectivity (IFC) market states that more than 17,000 commercial aircraft will offer connectivity to their passengers by 2021, up from 6,500 aircraft in 2016…. Read more »

Gogo reports record quarterly revenue of $165m, up 17%

Gogo reports record quarterly revenue of $165m, up 17%

Gogo has reported a record quarterly revenue of $165 million, up 17% from the previous year. Gogo says service revenue increased to $146.5 million, up 23% from Q1 2016, driven… Read more »

Satcom Direct products now on more than 7,000 aircraft

Satcom Direct products now on more than 7,000 aircraft

Satcom Direct (SD) now has its inflight connectivity and avionic products flying on more than 7,000 business aircraft around the world. Speaking at SD’s UK offices in Farnborough ahead of… Read more »

NAV CANADA and Aireon complete space-based ADS-B test

NAV CANADA and Aireon complete space-based ADS-B test

Aireon says NAV CANADA has completed a successful flight test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology. The test was conducted to collect ADS-B data used for validating Aireon’s satellite… Read more »

Teledyne and Jeppesen partner to deliver increased connectivity

Teledyne and Jeppesen partner to deliver increased connectivity

Jeppesen has teamed with Teledyne Controls to integrate Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro with Teledyne’s GroundLink Comm+ system with Aircraft Interface Device (AID) functionality, known as GroundLink AID+. This will deliver greater… Read more »

Inmarsat GX Aviation enters commercial service with Lufthansa

Inmarsat GX Aviation enters commercial service with Lufthansa

Inmarsat has announced the commercial service introduction of its GX Aviation inflight broadband solution with Lufthansa Group. The commercial service introduction follows the completion of a test programme, lasting approximately… Read more »

Rockwell Collins delivers first Iridium SATCOM units for 737MAX

Rockwell Collins delivers first Iridium SATCOM units for 737MAX

Rockwell Collins has delivered its first Iridium ICS-300 SATCOM units to Boeing for its 737 MAX aircraft. Available as a production line option and the only approved Iridium SATCOM solution… Read more »

AeroMobile phone services are now available on 500 aircraft

AeroMobile phone services are now available on 500 aircraft

AeroMobile’s inflight mobile phone services via Panasonic Avionics’ eXPhone installations are now available on 500 aircraft. Speaking to “Get Connected” at the recent Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Kevin Rogers,… Read more »

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 »

Shenzhen Airlines begins evaluation of SwiftBroadband-Safety

Shenzhen Airlines begins evaluation of SwiftBroadband-Safety

Shenzhen Airlines is to launch an in-flight evaluation of Inmarsat SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S), the next generation IP-based broadband service for the flight deck, at the beginning of May. Inmarsat says the… Read more »

FAA and Aireon announce next-gen ADS-B test success

FAA and Aireon announce next-gen ADS-B test success

Aireon and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have announced a successful atmospheric flight test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology. They collected ADS-B data to be used as part… Read more »

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