Silverhawk Aviation to develop STCs for Gogo Biz 4G Gogo now has more than 150 aircraft equipped with 2Ku IMG’s Sport 24 to show live global coverage of horse racing IT travel ban could have massive impact on IFEC industry Tested: Inmarsat GX inflight connectivity on Lufthansa in Europe
Gilat to develop Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA)

Gilat to develop Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA)

Gilat has announced a joint development project with Airbus for an Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) antenna, as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The fully embedded airborne antenna… Read more »

Inflight connectivity: what next after Ka-band frequencies?

Inflight connectivity: what next after Ka-band frequencies?

There has always been a war of words between Ku- and Ka-band operators, with both claiming their service is better. But what about the future? Is there an alternative on… Read more »

Eutelsat poised for Ka-band joint venture with ViaSat

Eutelsat poised for Ka-band joint venture with ViaSat

Eutelsat says it is close to announcing a joint venture with ViaSat that will improve future Ka-band capacity for inflight connectivity. In its first-half results announced yesterday, Rodolphe Belmer, CEO… Read more »

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Airlines moving towards offering free Wi-Fi inflight connectivity

Airlines moving towards offering free Wi-Fi inflight connectivity

A number of airlines are now offering free Wi-Fi inflight connectivity, including Alaskan Airlines, JetBlue and Japan Air Lines. Passengers on Alaska Airlines and JetBlue can now surf the web,… Read more »

Lufthansa Systems holds fashion show in the clouds

Lufthansa Systems holds fashion show in the clouds

Lufthansa Systems offered a special flight to New York’s Fashion Week, including the live streaming of presentations to passengers’ devices. Flight LH 400 from Frankfurt to the “Big Apple” hosted… Read more »

Inmarsat completes SAS testing for European Aviation Network

Inmarsat completes SAS testing for European Aviation Network

Inmarsat has announced a key infrastructure milestone for its European Aviation Network (EAN), with the successful test and validation of the EAN Satellite Access Station (SAS). As the first solution in… Read more »

Air Côte d’Ivoire signs up for SITAONAIR connectivity

Air Côte d’Ivoire signs up for SITAONAIR connectivity

Air Cote d’Ivoire, of the Ivory Coast, has signed up for Inmarsat SwiftBroadband inflight passenger connectivity from SITAONAIR. The new deal will deliver connectivity solutions to the airline’s brand new… Read more »

Taqnia Space selects Eutelsat for inflight connectivity

Taqnia Space selects Eutelsat for inflight connectivity

Taqnia Space of Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with Eutelsat Communications for a multi-year deal covering spotbeam capacity on the EUTELSAT 3B satellite. This will be used to provide… Read more »

Panasonic Avionics announces senior management changes

Panasonic Avionics announces senior management changes

Panasonic Avionics has announced a number of senior leadership changes and confirmed it is the subject of an investigation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Effective immediately, Hideo Nakano will… Read more »

Middle East Airlines investing in connected aircraft technology

Middle East Airlines investing in connected aircraft technology

Middle Eastern airlines are aggressively investing in advanced in-flight connectivity technologies, according to a new report issued in advance of Dubai’s Connected Aircraft Conference. It says connectivity is key to… Read more »

Australian business travellers keen on in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity

Australian business travellers keen on in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity

New research in Australia has found that the majority of business air travellers now feel they need to be contactable via in-flight Wi-Fi at all times for work. The report… Read more »

Iridium announces eighth NEXT launch with SpaceX

Iridium announces eighth NEXT launch with SpaceX

Iridium NEXT has contracted with SpaceX for an eighth Falcon 9 launch, and will ride along with two NASA satellites. The NASA/GFZ Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission… Read more »

New Kymeta mTenna now one step closer to getting airborne

New Kymeta mTenna now one step closer to getting airborne

The Kymeta mTenna Ka-band flat-panel antenna for aircraft is one step closer to production with news that a Ku-band version is being developed for use on VIP and civilian armoured… Read more »

AirSatOne lowers Inmarsat SwiftBroadband airtime prices

AirSatOne lowers Inmarsat SwiftBroadband airtime prices

AirSatOne has announced lower rates for its SwiftBroadband inflight connectivity after Inmarsat lowered its prices. The company says customers using AirSatOne as their service provider have access to its custom… Read more »

Duncan Aviation installs ADS-B Out on Challenger 850 SE

Duncan Aviation installs ADS-B Out on Challenger 850 SE

Duncan Aviation has upgraded and installed ADS-B Out avionics equipment on a Challenger 850 SE, which it says is an industry first in the United States. The Duncan Aviation Satellite… Read more »

Intelsat EpicNG coverage extended as I-33e begins service

Intelsat EpicNG coverage extended as I-33e begins service

Intelsat has announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of its EpicNG high throughput satellites (HTS), successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29 January 2017. Manufactured by Boeing… Read more »

Eclipse sets up JetWave lab to support Inmarsat GX customers

Eclipse sets up JetWave lab to support Inmarsat GX customers

Eclipse has set up a new JetWave system lab in Paris to support customers using the new Ka-band Inmarsat GX Aviation inflight connectivity system. This has been prompted by the… Read more »

American Airlines moving to BYOD for in-flight entertainment

American Airlines moving to BYOD for in-flight entertainment

American Airlines says its forthcoming new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will be delivered without seat-back video, leaving passengers to use their own personal devices for inflight entertainment. It says it… Read more »

Phasor teams up with Thales Alenia Space for new terminal

Phasor teams up with Thales Alenia Space for new terminal

Phasor and Thales Alenia Space (TAS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of a software-defined, smart terminal for commercial Ka satellite communications. The companies will join… Read more »

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