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Inmarsat signs two key agreements for SwiftBroadband-Safety

Inmarsat signs two key agreements for SwiftBroadband-Safety

Inmarsat has signed strategic agreements with Rockwell Collins and SITAONAIR for the distribution of its next-generation SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) flightdeck connectivity solution. Rockwell Collins will become a global distributor of SB-S… Read more »

London eEnablement conference shows value of big data

London eEnablement conference shows value of big data

The 2017 Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference, being held at the Park Hotel, Heathrow, UK, is under way. The organisers say this is the biggest event so far, attracting 250 delegates… Read more »

SES selects Arianespace for launch of SES-17 satellite

SES selects Arianespace for launch of SES-17 satellite

SES has selected Arianespace to launch its high-power, high-throughput Ku-band satellite SES-17 on an Ariane 5 in 2021 from Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite will deliver high-speed inflight connectivity and… Read more »

MHI selected by Inmarsat for first I-6 satellite launch

MHI selected by Inmarsat for first I-6 satellite launch

Inmarsat has announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been selected as the launch provider for the first satellite in its Inmarsat-6 fleet (Inmarsat-6 F1). The value of the contract… Read more »

L/Ku/Ka-band satellites – what does it all mean?

L/Ku/Ka-band satellites – what does it all mean?

Originally published three years ago, this feature on the differences between L-, Ku-and Ka-band inflight connectivity systems has been one of our most popular. It has now been updated with… Read more »

Inmarsat says EAN satellite now ready for commercial service

Inmarsat says EAN satellite now ready for commercial service

Inmarsat has confirmed that the European Aviation satellite has successfully completed its in-orbit tests and now stands ready to support inflight internet services when the European Aviation Network (EAN) goes… Read more »

Could inflight connectivity bring greater ancillary revenues?

Could inflight connectivity bring greater ancillary revenues?

Better inflight connectivity could result in greater ancillary revenues for airlines, according to speakers at this week’s London’s Aviation Festival. The three-day event saw delegates from airlines, suppliers and inflight… Read more »

BoardConnect could be paired with IFC via Iridium NEXT

BoardConnect could be paired with IFC via Iridium NEXT

Lufthansa Systems is looking at pairing its BoardConnect Portable IFE solution with low-bandwidth inflight connectivity delivered by Iridium NEXT satellites. BoardConnect is the company’s Wi-Fi-based inflight entertainment system, which is… Read more »

Air Astana B767 goes live with Inmarsat GX inflight connectivity

Air Astana B767 goes live with Inmarsat GX inflight connectivity

Passengers flying on Air Astana are now able to access high-speed broadband inflight connectivity, with the airline’s first Boeing 767 featuring the Inmarsat GX Aviation service. The Kazakh air carrier… Read more »

AirFi expands portable Wi-Fi airline customer base to 40

AirFi expands portable Wi-Fi airline customer base to 40

AirFi, the provider of portable onboard Wi-Fi platforms, has announced a further expansion of its airline client portfolio to 40. Having announced six new customers in the run up to… Read more »

EL AL Israel Airlines selects ViaSat for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

EL AL Israel Airlines selects ViaSat for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

ViaSat has announced that long-time airline partner, EL AL Israel Airlines, has selected its in-flight connectivity system to power the airline’s high-speed onboard Wi-Fi experience across all of its new… Read more »

Rockwell Collins acquired by United Technologies for $30bn

Rockwell Collins acquired by United Technologies for $30bn

United Technologies is to acquire Rockwell Collins for $140.00 per share, in cash and UTC stock, in a deal said to be worth $30bn. The transaction is projected to close… Read more »

Satcom Direct activates first Brazilian aircraft with Jet ConneX

Satcom Direct activates first Brazilian aircraft with Jet ConneX

Satcom Direct (SD) has become the first service provider to activate Inmarsat Jet ConneX inflight connectivity technology on a Brazilian-registered executive aircraft. The privately owned Gulfstream G650, based in São… Read more »

AMAC gains STC for JetWave Ka-band antenna on Airbus A330

AMAC gains STC for JetWave Ka-band antenna on Airbus A330

AMAC Aerospace has been awarded a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an Inmarsat GX Ka-band antenna installation on an Airbus A330. The installation was successfully developed by AMAC’s in-house… Read more »

Virgin Atlantic is first airline in Europe to be fully connected

Virgin Atlantic is first airline in Europe to be fully connected

Virgin Atlantic says it has become the first airline in Europe to offer Wi-Fi across its entire fleet, ensuring customers can remain connected across flights to and from the US,… Read more »

Book your place at Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference

Book your place at Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference

There is still time to book your place at September’s Connected Aircraft eEnablement Conference, being held near Heathrow, London, on 13 and 14 September 2017. The conference, taking place at… Read more »

GX Aviation equipment certified for Qatar B777 installations

GX Aviation equipment certified for Qatar B777 installations

Inmarsat has obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its GX Aviation retrofit installations on Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 fleet. The STC follows an announcement in June that Qatar Airways… Read more »

Gogo Business Aviation 4G ATG AVANCE antennas gain STC

Gogo Business Aviation 4G ATG AVANCE antennas gain STC

Gogo Business Aviation has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the FAA for its new dual-directional antennas, which will be used with the Gogo AVANCE… Read more »

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