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Qantas staff test Ka-band inflight connectivity with ViaSat

Qantas staff test Ka-band inflight connectivity with ViaSat

Qantas has completed its first real-world trial of the airline’s inflight connectivity system during a three hour flight along the east coast of Australia between Sydney and Brisbane. The special… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

ViaSat acquires aviation software specialist Arconics

ViaSat acquires aviation software specialist Arconics

ViaSat has acquired Arconics, an innovative provider of software solutions to the aviation industry. Through the acquisition ViaSat says its gains broader expertise, aviation-grade software and mobile applications to make… Read more »

What new satellite antenna technologies are on the horizon?

What new satellite antenna technologies are on the horizon?

The recent AeroConnect 2016 conference in London included a couple of presentations on satellite antenna technology from Gilat and Phasor. Yosi Avraham, Business Development Director, Aviation and Mobility, Gilat Satellite… Read more »

American Airlines to outfit 500 more aircraft with ViaSat

American Airlines to outfit 500 more aircraft with ViaSat

Bloomberg reports that American Airlines plans to install fast Ka-band Wi-Fi on 500 more aircraft in its domestic fleet, bolstering an earlier order for ViaSat. American has more than 1,100… Read more »

APEXEXPO: ViaSat on course for new satellite launches

APEXEXPO: ViaSat on course for new satellite launches

ViaSat is on course for two new satellite launches in 2017 and 2019, extending its Ka-band capacity considerably. Don Buchman, Vice President Commercial Mobility, said that ViaSat-2 is due to launch… Read more »

How does the inflight connectivity market look in 2016?

How does the inflight connectivity market look in 2016?

At the recent Aviation Festival in London a panel session of industry experts looked at the current state of the inflight connectivity market. “Get Connected’s” Steve Nichols was there to… Read more »

Thales and SES: What now for ViaSat / Inmarsat partnerships?

Thales and SES: What now for ViaSat / Inmarsat partnerships?

Thales’ announcement that it is partnering with SES on regional Ka-band inflight connectivity over the Americas posed more questions than it answered. Updated with quote from Don Buchman, ViaSat: 19th… Read more »

SAS to install ViaSat connectivity on short and medium-haul fleet

SAS to install ViaSat connectivity on short and medium-haul fleet

SAS is to install Viasat’s Ka-band inflight connectivity on its short and medium-haul fleet as part of a full cabin upgrade. By partnering with ViaSat, SAS will be able to… Read more »

ViaSat lands Finnair Ka-band contract for short-haul fleet

ViaSat lands Finnair Ka-band contract for short-haul fleet

ViaSat has signed signed an agreement with Finnair to install high-speed wireless internet networks on its entire Airbus A320 series short-haul fleet flying in Europe. The installation of the Wi-Fi… Read more »

Zetta Jet offers ViaSat inflight connectivity on its global fleet

Zetta Jet offers ViaSat inflight connectivity on its global fleet

Zetta Jet has selected ViaSat to supply global in-flight internet connectivity for customers on its Bombardier Global ultra-long range business aircraft. Designed to serve either leisure passenger needs or “office… Read more »

ViaSat selected for in-flight Wi-Fi on American’s 737 MAX

ViaSat selected for in-flight Wi-Fi on American’s 737 MAX

American Airlines has selected ViaSat to outfit its new Boeing 737 MAX fleet with ViaSat’s in-flight Wi-Fi service. ViaSat says its in-flight internet service has been recognized with multiple industry awards… Read more »

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