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Battle hotting up for US air-to-ground inflight connectivity

Battle hotting up for US air-to-ground inflight connectivity

From being a one-horse race (Gogo) a few years ago, the US marketplace for air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity is fast becoming more competitive with new players like SmartSky Networks, and… Read more »

Gogo 2Ku-equipped aircraft first to use SES-15 HTS capacity

Gogo 2Ku-equipped aircraft first to use SES-15 HTS capacity

Gogo announced today that it now has more than 200 aircraft equipped with its 2Ku inflight connectivity technology which are now utilising the increased Ku-band capacity delivered by the SES-15… Read more »

What’s next for inflight connectivity avionics for bizjets?

What’s next for inflight connectivity avionics for bizjets?

Sponsored Feature: The inflight connectivity landscape has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. From being a relatively slow, but nice to have, add-on for business aircraft, it has become… Read more »

Airborne Wireless Network set for ‘internet in the sky’

Airborne Wireless Network set for ‘internet in the sky’

Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN) is on course to launch its “Infinitus Super Highway”, which it says could provide a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight…. Read more »

Phasor bizjet ESA flat panel could be available in 2019

Phasor bizjet ESA flat panel could be available in 2019

Phasor’s innovative flat-panel electronically-steerable antenna (ESA) could be commercially available for smaller business aircraft in 2019. That was the message from David Garrood, Phasor’s Chief Satellite Officer, speaking at the… Read more »

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 »

Airborne Wireless Network reports successful test flights

Airborne Wireless Network reports successful test flights

Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN) says it has completed “proof of concept” flights showing that high-speed data could be sent successfully from aircraft-to-aircraft and aircraft-to-ground and vice versa. ABWN is developing… Read more »

Feature: What exactly is Aircraft eEnablement?

Feature: What exactly is Aircraft eEnablement?

If you haven’t come across the term Aircraft eEnablement you soon will. It is the latest buzz word in the aviation world and comes in various flavours – e-enablement, eEnablement,… Read more »

Feature: Dave Davis says industry consolidation is inevitable

Feature: Dave Davis says industry consolidation is inevitable

Until recently, Dave Davis was the CEO of Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE). He recently left the organisation, but hasn’t left the connectivity industry. He recently spoke to “Get Connected’s” Steve… Read more »

Inflight connectivity: what next after Ka-band frequencies?

Inflight connectivity: what next after Ka-band frequencies?

There has always been a war of words between Ku- and Ka-band operators, with both claiming their service is better. But what about the future? Is there an alternative on… 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 »

APEXEXPO: What could onboard connectivity power by 2025?

APEXEXPO: What could onboard connectivity power by 2025?

Future Travel Experience recently recruited a number of experts to co-create the Onboard Connectivity 2025 Think Tank vision. This project explores how airlines and their partners could harness the full… Read more »

Feature: SITAONAIR – meeting the challenge of inflight safety

Feature: SITAONAIR – meeting the challenge of inflight safety

In a guest piece, Paul Gibson, Portfolio Director, AIRCOM, SITAONAIR, outlines the impact the loss of AF477 and MH370 had on the industry and how it is reacting with the… Read more »

Feature: From Wimbledon to 30,000 feet via inflight connectivity

Feature: From Wimbledon to 30,000 feet via inflight connectivity

Get Connected’s Steve Nichols was recently invited to see how IMG and Panasonic Avionics work together to bring live sports to passengers on flights worldwide via inflight connectivity. This is… Read more »

How does Solar Impulse 2 use inflight connectivity?

How does Solar Impulse 2 use inflight connectivity?

“Get Connected’s” Steve Nichols was recently invited to visit the Monaco-based Mission Control Centre (MCC) for “Solar Impulse 2” – the solar-powered aircraft attempting to be the first to fly… Read more »

Inflight connectivity: Survey finds global demand hits new highs

Inflight connectivity: Survey finds global demand hits new highs

A new survey conducted by Inmarsat and GfK shows that 92% of passengers would like to access inflight connectivity and 54% would prefer it over in-flight meals The comprehensive surveys of… Read more »

Global Positioning Satellites and their role in inflight connectivity

Global Positioning Satellites and their role in inflight connectivity

Feature: The US Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) are an integral part of the world of inflight connectivity. If it were not for GPS an inflight connectivity system wouldn’t know where… Read more »

Inmarsat outlines how hybrid EAN connectivity will work

Inmarsat outlines how hybrid EAN connectivity will work

Aircraft flying European routes will soon have access to Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN), a hybrid satellite/air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity platform. The system promises to offer passengers a high-quality, high-speed… Read more »

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