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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 »

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 »

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