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ThinKom now has more than 1,000 antennas flying worldwide

ThinKom now has more than 1,000 antennas flying worldwide

ThinKom Solutions says that more than 1,000 of its phased array satellite antennas have been installed on commercial aircraft around the world. Statistics reveal that the company’s ThinAir Ku-band satellite… Read more »

Iridium installs new ground station in Punta Arenas, Chile

Iridium installs new ground station in Punta Arenas, Chile

Iridium Communications has announced the commercial service activation of a new southern hemisphere ground station, located in Punta Arenas, Chile. It says the addition of the Punta Arenas teleport network… Read more »

Singapore Technologies acquires Newtec for €250m

Singapore Technologies acquires Newtec for €250m

Singapore Technologies Engineering (Europe) Ltd, has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement to acquire Newtec, a Belgium-based company in the satellite communications (satcom) industry for €250m. Satcom is a… Read more »

Phasor partners with STI for commercial ESA production

Phasor partners with STI for commercial ESA production

Phasor, the developer of electronically-steered antenna (ESA) systems, today announced that it has engaged manufacturer Surface Technology International (STI), to bring manufacturing capability to commence the production of its ESA… Read more »

Oryx Jet to deploy Bluebox Wow wireless IFE on B737-500s

Oryx Jet to deploy Bluebox Wow wireless IFE on B737-500s

Charter company Oryx Jet is to deploy Bluebox’s portable wireless IFE platform – Bluebox Wow – across its three Boeing B737-500 aircraft in May. Passengers will enjoy a range of… Read more »

Azul opts for FlightTracker/Aireon space-based ADS-B tracking

Azul opts for FlightTracker/Aireon space-based ADS-B tracking

Azul Linhas Aéreas has become the first airline in the Americas to opt for real-time flight tracking capabilities onboard aircraft with SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM FlightTracker. The Brazilian low-cost carrier has upgraded… Read more »

Inmarsat has been sold in £2.6bn deal with Triton Bidco

Inmarsat has been sold in £2.6bn deal with Triton Bidco

Inmarsat has been sold for £2.6bn to a consortium led by Apax Partners after lodging a formal takeover bid last week. The consortium, known as Triton Bidco, includes Apax Partners, Warburg… Read more »

Inmarsat shares leap after approach by Apax/Warburg Pincus

Inmarsat shares leap after approach by Apax/Warburg Pincus

Inmarsat shares jumped more than 70p yesterday after a bid from an investor group led by buyout firms Apax and Warburg Pincus, and two Canadian pension funds – the Canada… Read more »

China’s AirMedia now distributor for Honeywell JetWave

China’s AirMedia now distributor for Honeywell JetWave

AirMedia subsidiary Air Esurfing has been selected as the sole distributor of Honeywell’s next-generation JetWave satellite communications hardware in China. This will enable Chinese airlines to have access to an… Read more »

OneWeb secures £1.25bn in new capital for next phase

OneWeb secures £1.25bn in new capital for next phase

OneWeb has announced it has secured its largest fundraising round to date with the successful raise of $1.25 billion in new capital. This brings the total funds raised to $3.4… Read more »

Gogo adopts Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud

Gogo adopts Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that Gogo is moving its entire infrastructure to AWS, going all-in on the world’s leading cloud. Gogo has already migrated the vast majority of… Read more »

European Iris programme enters implementation phase

European Iris programme enters implementation phase

Inmarsat has announced that the research phase of its Iris air traffic management programme has successfully concluded and work on commercial implementation has now commenced. In partnership with the European… Read more »

Cobham showcases AVIATOR S for SB-S in Munich

Cobham showcases AVIATOR S for SB-S in Munich

Cobham Satcom is showing its compact AVIATOR S terminal for Inmarsat SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) at the “Connected Aircraft” event in Munich. The small, lightweight, HELGA (HLD and Enhanced LGA) antenna reduces… Read more »

TAP Air Portugal adopts AeroMobile inflight connectivity

TAP Air Portugal adopts AeroMobile inflight connectivity

AeroMobile, a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics, has announced that TAP Air Portugal has adopted its ‘inflight connectivity’ system for its Airbus A330-900neo. The onboard  service allows its passengers in all… Read more »

Thales and Vodafone join UK’s NBEC BLOS partnership

Thales and Vodafone join UK’s NBEC BLOS partnership

Thales and Vodafone have joined the UK’s National Beyond visual line of sight Experimentation Corridor (NBEC) partnership alongside founding partners Cranfield University and Blue Bear Research Systems. The NBEC flight… Read more »

Inmarsat delivers 2018 results and doubles IFC revenues

Inmarsat delivers 2018 results and doubles IFC revenues

Inmarsat has delivered its 2018 results, showing good growth in revenue, with year-on-year increases of 5.3% and more than double inflight connectivity revenues. Group Revenue (ex Ligado) for 2018 increased… Read more »

Cobham and Inmarsat launch SB-Helo X-Stream service

Cobham and Inmarsat launch SB-Helo X-Stream service

Cobham Aerospace Communications and Inmarsat today announce the launch of SB-Helo X-Stream helicopter satcom solution for Cobham AVIATOR SP systems. The new system will improve communications through rotor blades by… Read more »

Astronics to showcase ESA antenna technology at AIX

Astronics to showcase ESA antenna technology at AIX

Astronics has announced that it will preview its next-generation SATCOM connectivity solutions at the Aircraft Interiors Show (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany, from April 2-4, 2019. Developed by Astronics AeroSat, in… Read more »

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