List/Grid Tag Archives: L-band

NBAA: Cobham / Avionica partner on SwiftBroadband-Safety

NBAA: Cobham / Avionica partner on SwiftBroadband-Safety

Cobham Satcom and Avionica say they have joined forces to provide the industry’s smallest and lightest Inmarsat satcom solution for simultaneous cockpit and cabin communications for business aircraft. Providing a… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Philippine Airlines offering free inflight Wi-Fi for passengers

Philippine Airlines offering free inflight Wi-Fi for passengers

Philippine Airlines (PAL) says passengers can now surf the internet or browse social media for 30 minutes, or use up to 15 Mb of data for free, using its inflight… Read more »

Honeywell to power first connected global helicopter flight

Honeywell to power first connected global helicopter flight

Honeywell’s advanced Connected Aircraft satellite communications products and services will provide inflight connectivity aboard a Bell 429 helicopter during Canada’s first helicopter flight around the world. The Canadian father-son team… Read more »

Iridium prepares for upcoming launch of NEXT satellites

Iridium prepares for upcoming launch of NEXT satellites

Iridium is making final preparations for the launch of its second block of Iridium NEXT satellites this coming weekend. Matt Desch, Iridium CEO, said the next 10 of its new… Read more »

EBACE: Inmarsat VP sees positive future for Jet ConneX

EBACE: Inmarsat VP sees positive future for Jet ConneX

After a successful entry to service, Inmarsat says it has had to upgrade its forecasts for the take-up of the Jet ConneX inflight connectivity service. Speaking to “Get Connected’s” Steve… Read more »

Shenzhen Airlines begins evaluation of SwiftBroadband-Safety

Shenzhen Airlines begins evaluation of SwiftBroadband-Safety

Shenzhen Airlines is to launch an in-flight evaluation of Inmarsat SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S), the next generation IP-based broadband service for the flight deck, at the beginning of May. Inmarsat says the… Read more »

Thuraya launches ‘Aero’ L-band inflight connectivity solution

Thuraya launches ‘Aero’ L-band inflight connectivity solution

Thuraya has announced the launch of Thuraya AERO, an L-band satellite communication service that enables in-flight connectivity for internet, voice calls, text messaging and high-speed data on small- to medium-sized… Read more »

Honeywell demonstrates inflight connectivity for helicopters

Honeywell demonstrates inflight connectivity for helicopters

High-speed inflight connectivity for helicopters has always been problematic, but Honeywell and its Aspire 200 satellite communications system is making it more accessible. The problem is that rotors on helicopters… 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 »

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 »

APEXEXPO: Inmarsat gears up for GX Aviation and SB-S

APEXEXPO: Inmarsat gears up for GX Aviation and SB-S

Inmarsat says around 100 narrow-body aircraft should be equipped with its GX Aviation Ka-band connectivity solution by spring 2017 and its SwiftBroadband Safety (SB-S) system is expected to receive approval in Q2…. Read more »

APEXEXPO: Airbus says seamless inflight connectivity is coming

APEXEXPO: Airbus says seamless inflight connectivity is coming

Airbus says that good, reliable and seamless broadband inflight connectivity is an essential component of its new “Airspace” passenger experience concept. Ingo Wuggetzer, Vice President, Cabin Marketing at Airbus, said… Read more »

APEXEXPO: Airbus flight tests new connectivity architecture

APEXEXPO: Airbus flight tests new connectivity architecture

Airbus says it has successfully flight-tested its new standard High-Bandwidth Connectivity (HBC) architecture aboard an A330 development aircraft. The platform will soon allow airline customers to choose from a range… Read more »

Esterline CMC Electronics celebrates 3,500th high gain antenna

Esterline CMC Electronics celebrates 3,500th high gain antenna

Esterline CMC Electronics is celebrating the recent delivery of its 3,500th high gain satellite communications (SATCOM) antenna system. The milestone unit has been received by Saudi Arabian Airlines for installation… Read more »

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety service selected by Airbus

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety service selected by Airbus

Inmarsat says its SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) service has been selected by Airbus as a cockpit communications solution for the A320 and A330 aircraft families. SB-S will feature on the Airbus A320… Read more »

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