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Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics agree strategic collaboration Astronics receives China STC for FliteStream connectivity Tested: Inflight connectivity on a Virgin Atlantic B787 PACE application certified for Inmarsat SB-S platform Satcom Direct and Iridium partner on aero terminals
Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics agree strategic collaboration

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics agree strategic collaboration

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics have agreed a new strategic collaboration, for an initial 10-year period, that enables them to combine services to offer broadband inflight connectivity (IFC) paired with solutions… Read more »

Astronics receives China STC for FliteStream connectivity

Astronics receives China STC for FliteStream connectivity

Astronics Corporation has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics AeroSat, recently received a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Validation of Supplemental Type Certification (VSTC) for its satellite communications (SATCOM)… Read more »

Tested: Inflight connectivity on a Virgin Atlantic B787

Tested: Inflight connectivity on a Virgin Atlantic B787

A recent family vacation to California was a great opportunity to try out Virgin Atlantic’s inflight connectivity on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Powered by Panasonic Avionics Ku-band eXConnect… Read more »

PACE application certified for Inmarsat SB-S platform

PACE application certified for Inmarsat SB-S platform

Inmarsat has announced the Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer (FPO) from PACE is the latest application certified for use across its SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) platform for aviation operations and safety inflight connectivity… Read more »

Satcom Direct and Iridium partner on aero terminals

Satcom Direct and Iridium partner on aero terminals

Iridium Communications has announced that Satcom Direct (SD) is the newest Value Added Manufacturer (VAM) and service provider for Iridium Certus aviation products. SD will design and manufacture new terminals… Read more »

Phasor and Kepler announce successful LEO/ESA tests

Phasor and Kepler announce successful LEO/ESA tests

Phasor and Kepler have announced successful tests between Kepler’s first in-orbit LEO nanosatellite and Phasor’s wideband electronically-steered antenna (ESA). Kepler says its technology demonstration satellite, KIPP, launched in January, represents… Read more »

Leonardo signs MOU with Aireon to integrate ADS-B

Leonardo signs MOU with Aireon to integrate ADS-B

Leonardo is to integrate data from Aireon into its ‘LeadInSky’ Air Traffic Management (ATM) solution, using the latter’s space-based ADS–B data. Leonardo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with… Read more »

NSR report says IFC service quality issues are critical

NSR report says IFC service quality issues are critical

NSR’s latest Aeronautical Satcom Markets, report forecasts in-flight connectivity will generate $37 billion by the end of 2027, with quality of service (QoS) and measuring the passenger experience as critical… Read more »

Gogo and TIM partner on discounted Wi-Fi for Brazil’s GO

Gogo and TIM partner on discounted Wi-Fi for Brazil’s GO

Gogo has announced a partnership with Brazilian mobile provider TIM, to offer discounted Wi-Fi to their PRA MIM Elite Black customers on Brazilian carrier, GOL Linhas Aéreas. TIM PRA MIM,… Read more »

Sun Country Airlines selects AirFi for fleet-wide WIFE

Sun Country Airlines selects AirFi for fleet-wide WIFE

AirFi has announced that Sun Country Airlines has signed for fleet-wide deployment, and becomes the global launch customer, of AirFi’s latest aircraft-powered wireless IFE variant. Operating fully autonomously, AirFi Boxes… Read more »

SES-14 now operational serving the Americas

SES-14 now operational serving the Americas

SES says that the high-powered SES-14 satellite, positioned at 47.5 degrees West, is now serving Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, North Atlantic and West Africa. The all-electric satellite, which… Read more »

ViaSat-3 satellite enters next phase of integration

ViaSat-3 satellite enters next phase of integration

Viasat has announced the first ViaSat-3 payload module structure, built by Boeing, has arrived at Viasat’s Tempe, Arizona facility. With the initial payload module structure now at its facility, Viasat… Read more »

T-Mobile giving free 30 mins. Gogo Wi-Fi on Labor Day

T-Mobile giving free 30 mins. Gogo Wi-Fi on Labor Day

T-Mobile has announced that this Labor Day, Monday September 3, the-carrier is giving everyone, even Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter customers, 30 minutes of free in-flight connectivity for smartphones on… Read more »

Gogo issues free inflight connectivity e-book for corporates

Gogo issues free inflight connectivity e-book for corporates

Gogo Business Aviation has issued a free downloadable e-book that looks at the benefits of inflight connectivity for corporate jet operators. Entitled “A corporate flight department’s guide to inflight Wi-Fi”,… Read more »

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