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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 »

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 »

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