Astronics AeroSat T-Series antenna demonstrated successfully Airborne Wireless Network set for ‘internet in the sky’ Satcom Direct launches new SLAs for Inmarsat Jet ConneX Two-thirds of airlines to enter era of connected services by 2020 New report says 15,000 aircraft will have wireless IFE by 2026
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 »

Gogo completes successful test flight of next-generation ATG

Gogo completes successful test flight of next-generation ATG

Gogo has conducted its first successful test flight and has begun the nationwide rollout of its new North American regional Air-to-Ground (ATG) inflight network. The next-generation ATG network combined with… Read more »

Yahsat paves way for 50Mbps demonstration at Dubai Airshow

Yahsat paves way for 50Mbps demonstration at Dubai Airshow

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, has announced the successful trial of a ground-based 50Mbps test, paving the way for an inflight connectivity demonstration with Etihad Airways Engineering at the Dubai… Read more »

Astronics Corporation enters agreement to acquire Telefonix

Astronics Corporation enters agreement to acquire Telefonix

Astronics Corporation has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Telefonix Inc. The approximately $104 million in cash acquisition also includes… Read more »

Bombardier equips Global 6000 with Ka-band at Biggin Hill

Bombardier equips Global 6000 with Ka-band at Biggin Hill

Bombardier Business Aircraft says its Service Centre at London Biggin Hill Airport has completed its first nose-to-tail service package since the facility’s inauguration in May 2017. The extensive maintenance package… Read more »

European Aviation Network satellite/ground integration tested

European Aviation Network satellite/ground integration tested

Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom have successfully completed the first flight trials to test both the satellite and complementary ground network for their European Aviation Network (EAN) service. EAN is the… Read more »

Honeywell Aspire 200 connectivity certified for helicopters

Honeywell Aspire 200 connectivity certified for helicopters

Honeywell says the helicopter industry can now take advantage of higher-speed onboard Wi-Fi, video transmission and telemedicine capability in Europe and North America using its Aspire 200 Connected Aircraft solution…. Read more »

Gogo to provide inflight connectivity to LATAM Brazil

Gogo to provide inflight connectivity to LATAM Brazil

Gogo has been selected by LATAM Airlines Brazil to introduce inflight connectivity using Gogo’s 2Ku technology to 100 of its A320 aircraft, which operate flights in Brazil as well as… Read more »

VT Miltope taking inflight connectivity security seriously

VT Miltope taking inflight connectivity security seriously

At the recent APEX Expo in Long Beach, California, VT Miltope showcased its nMAP2 router technology and RazorSecure cybersecurity solutions for the aviation industry. Interest in inflight cybersecurity has been… Read more »

ViaSat says it intends to sue UK telecoms regulator OfCom

ViaSat says it intends to sue UK telecoms regulator OfCom

ViaSat says it intends to take legal action against OfCom, the UK’s telecommunications regulator, over its handling of frequency allocations for the European Aviation Network (EAN). The EAN is the… Read more »

Inmarsat joins international aviation cybersecurity association

Inmarsat joins international aviation cybersecurity association

Inmarsat has joined the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC), the international membership association for sharing cybersecurity information targeted at the aviation sector. As part of the A-ISAC, Inmarsat… Read more »

Embraer selects Gogo AVANCE L5 for Legacy 450 / 500

Embraer selects Gogo AVANCE L5 for Legacy 450 / 500

Embraer has selected Gogo Business Aviation’s latest inflight connectivity technology, Gogo AVANCE L5, for its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets. Embraer is in the process of certifying the… Read more »

NBAA: FlightSafety International adds SD aeroCNCT training

NBAA: FlightSafety International adds SD aeroCNCT training

Satcom Direct (SD), the business aviation connectivity provider, has signed an agreement with FlightSafety International, to offer its certified cabin crew training course, aeroCNCT, through the global training organisation. The… Read more »

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