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
Lufthansa Technik develops new Ka-band antenna radome

Lufthansa Technik develops new Ka-band antenna radome

Lufthansa Technik has developed its first radome for Ka-band satellite connectivity. The innovative material layer structure of the TIOS (Two-In-One Solution) radome makes it possible to install Ka-band antennas, providing… Read more »

Cabin networks and Wi-Fi feature in Crystal Cabin Awards 2017

Cabin networks and Wi-Fi feature in Crystal Cabin Awards 2017

While no satellite-based inflight connectivity products appear in the shortlist for the 2017 Crystal Cabin Awards, Wi-Fi and other networks do feature highly. The Crystal Cabin Awards will be presented… Read more »

Rockwell Collins expands weather observations with LATAM

Rockwell Collins expands weather observations with LATAM

Rockwell Collins is expanding its operational aircraft weather observations programme to include weather data from LATAM Airlines’ fleet of aircraft. The agreement is the latest as part of a Rockwell… Read more »

Aireon signs agreement with Iceland for space-based ADS-B

Aireon signs agreement with Iceland for space-based ADS-B

Aireon has signed a data services agreement with Isavia, the Icelandic Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for its space-based ADS-B service. Isavia will deploy Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)… Read more »

Safran on target to acquire Zodiac Aerospace by end of 2017

Safran on target to acquire Zodiac Aerospace by end of 2017

Safran and Zodiac Aerospace have entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran through an agreed public offer and a subsequent merger. Subject to the tender… Read more »

Cathay Pacific selects Avionica for aircraft e-Enablement system

Cathay Pacific selects Avionica for aircraft e-Enablement system

Cathay Pacific Airways has selected Avionica as the integrator and supplier for its e-Enabled, airborne global connectivity programme. Starting in early 2017, Cathay Pacific’s second generation e-Enabled system will be… Read more »

Companies set to produce a new airborne wireless network

Companies set to produce a new airborne wireless network

Airborne Wireless Network and Air Lease Corporation have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic marketing partnership for a broadband wireless network, called the “Infinitus Super Highway.” Airborne… Read more »

Gilat and Air Esurfing collaborate on inflight connectivity in China

Gilat and Air Esurfing collaborate on inflight connectivity in China

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced a strategic partnership with Air Esurfing, a fully-owned subsidiary of Air Media Group, to transform the domestic inflight connectivity (IFC) market in China. The partners intend… Read more »

First 10 Iridium NEXT satellites delivered to low-earth orbit

First 10 Iridium NEXT satellites delivered to low-earth orbit

Iridium Communications has announced the successful launch of its first 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low-Earth orbit. The satellites were deployed approximately one hour after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket… Read more »

GEE and SES sign satellite deal for inflight connectivity

GEE and SES sign satellite deal for inflight connectivity

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has acquired a Ku-band payload on SES’s AMC-3 satellite to boost capacity for its customers in North America, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. GEE will… Read more »

Routehappy releases latest 2017 inflight Wi-Fi report

Routehappy releases latest 2017 inflight Wi-Fi report

Routehappy has released its 2017 inflight Wi-Fi report that shows more than 70 airlines now offer the inflight connectivity service. It says in-flight Wi-Fi has come a long way since… Read more »

Honeywell / EAD Aerospace gain EASA certification on A319

Honeywell / EAD Aerospace gain EASA certification on A319

Honeywell /EAD Aerospace has received European Aviation Safety Agency certification for its JetWave high-speed satellite communications hardware for Inmarsat GX Aviation on the Airbus A319. The certification allows JetWave to… Read more »

JetBlue now offering free, high-speed WiFi in every seat

JetBlue now offering free, high-speed WiFi in every seat

US-based JetBlue is now offering-free and speedy Wi-Fi connectivity on every aircraft from the departure to the arrival gate. JetBlue’s Fly-Fi, which offers broadband speeds keeps customers connected with an Internet… Read more »

Lufthansa and Austrian airlines to launch inflight connectivity

Lufthansa and Austrian airlines to launch inflight connectivity

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines are starting their next phase of testing to provide Inmarsat GX inflight connectivity for passengers. The product launch in the first quarter will initially be available… Read more »

Alaska Airlines offers free Gogo chat from any smartphone

Alaska Airlines offers free Gogo chat from any smartphone

Alaska Airlines is debuting a complimentary new Gogo service to help fliers stay connected with friends and loved ones on the ground. Passengers on Alaska’s Gogo-equipped flights can use iMessage,… Read more »

More than half of AeroMobile partner airlines now offer 3G

More than half of AeroMobile partner airlines now offer 3G

AeroMobile says that more than 50% of its airline partners now offer 3G mobile connectivity, representing around 6,500 flights. The airlines include Lufthansa, Etihad, SAS and Singapore Airlines. AeroMobile CEO… Read more »

Report says Internet of Things reaches connected aircraft

Report says Internet of Things reaches connected aircraft

A new report from Valour Consultancy says the advent of broadband connectivity, in the air and on the ground, means the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is now reaching the… Read more »

Western Aircraft to develop STCs for Gogo 4G service

Western Aircraft to develop STCs for Gogo 4G service

Gogo Business Aviation has partnered with Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, to develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for its new 4G service, scheduled for launch in the first half of 2017…. Read more »

What does 2017 have in store for inflight connectivity?

What does 2017 have in store for inflight connectivity?

Last year will be remembered for a number of key milestones in the inflight connectivity sector. But 2017 should go down as a year of consolidation for many new technologies…. Read more »

Panasonic refutes hacking claims as ‘scaremongering’

Panasonic refutes hacking claims as ‘scaremongering’

Panasonic Avionics has hit back at claims its inflight entertainment systems can be hacked. Its response came after hacking claims were posted on blog.ioactive.com. In the blog, the author claims to… Read more »

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