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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 »

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 »

Gulfstream partners with Satcom Direct to streamline service

Gulfstream partners with Satcom Direct to streamline service

Gulfstream has announced the creation of its Connectivity Service Program, a comprehensive, bundled suite of in-flight internet, voice and entertainment offerings customised to meet the needs of each operator. As… Read more »

ViaSat reports record revenues for fiscal first quarter

ViaSat reports record revenues for fiscal first quarter

ViaSat has announced its financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, noting revenues were up 5% to $380m, marking a new first quarter record high. It said… Read more »

US Government extends ViaSat contract for in-flight connectivity

US Government extends ViaSat contract for in-flight connectivity

The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has extended its contract with ViaSat to continue to provide senior leaders and support staff with in-flight broadband and connectivity services. As… Read more »

ViaSat receives STC for Gen-2 IFC system on Boeing 737

ViaSat receives STC for Gen-2 IFC system on Boeing 737

ViaSat has gained Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the FAA for its second generation (Gen-2) in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system. The certification allows the company to offer its… Read more »

Inmarsat dismisses EC court challenge over EAN by its rivals

Inmarsat dismisses EC court challenge over EAN by its rivals

Inmarsat says that ViaSat’s court challenge surrounding its European Aviation Network air-to-ground inflight connectivity service is intended “solely to undermine its legitimate business interests”. It adds that ViaSat is trying… Read more »

Average of 32% of passengers using Qantas inflight connectivity

Average of 32% of passengers using Qantas inflight connectivity

More than 40,000 people have now connected to Qantas’ Wi-Fi in the sky since April as its first internet-enabled aircraft flies up and down the east coast of Australia. It… Read more »

ViaSat-2 launches from Kourou space centre in French Guiana

ViaSat-2 launches from Kourou space centre in French Guiana

The ViaSat-2 satellite has been launched aboard an Ariane 5 ECA from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. The Ariane left the spaceport at 20:45 local time (23:45 GMT) on… Read more »

ViaSat wins contract for connectivity on Icelandair 737MAX fleet

ViaSat wins contract for connectivity on Icelandair 737MAX fleet

Icelandair has selected ViaSat to bring fast Ka-band inflight connectivity across its Boeing 737MAX fleet. Icelandair will use ViaSat-2, which ViaSat says is expected to be the most powerful, highest… Read more »

EBACE: ViaSat offers path to faster Ka-band connectivity

EBACE: ViaSat offers path to faster Ka-band connectivity

ViaSat has announced an updated in-flight connectivity service plan for large cabin business jet users and an upgrade path to faster Ka-band connectivity. The company’s advanced migration plan for business… Read more »

Preview: Ebace to feature business aviation connectivity

Preview: Ebace to feature business aviation connectivity

Next week’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva will showcase the latest in inflight connectivity for business aircraft operators. The event, which takes place from 22 to… Read more »

ViaSat-2 satellite now scheduled to launch on June 1, 2017

ViaSat-2 satellite now scheduled to launch on June 1, 2017

ViaSat has confirmed the scheduled launch date for the ViaSat-2 satellite is June 1, 2017. The ViaSat-2 satellite will launch aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle from the… Read more »

AIX: New video from the 2017 Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg

AIX: New video from the 2017 Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg

A look at the main inflight connectivity news from the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017 in Hamburg. Includes interviews with Panasonic Avionics’ Dave Bruner on their faster Newtec modem, ViaSat’s Gary Byrnes… Read more »

AIX: ViaSat positive about future with Ka-band connectivity

AIX: ViaSat positive about future with Ka-band connectivity

ViaSat had a lot to talk about at this year’s AIX, including its new Gen 2 terminal equipment, the upcoming launch of the ViaSat-2 satellite, and its plans for the… Read more »

Qantas postpones launch of ViaSat in-flight Wi-Fi

Qantas postpones launch of ViaSat in-flight Wi-Fi

Qantas has postponed the launch of its in-flight Wi-Fi because of “stability issues” and now expects the service to commence in the middle of the year. According to www.news.com.au, the… Read more »

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 »

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