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Should an airline stick to one inflight connectivity supplier?

Should an airline stick to one inflight connectivity supplier?

There is no shortage of inflight connectivity suppliers on the market, offering a bewildering array of air-to-ground (ATG), L-band, Ku-band and Ka-band systems. But when choosing a system does it… Read more »

Passengers are ‘unenthusiastic’ about gate-to-gate connectivity

Passengers are ‘unenthusiastic’ about gate-to-gate connectivity

Since the change in FAA policy to allow PED use “gate-to-gate”, technology use on airlines has remained virtually flat and continues to lag behind other modes of transport. That is… Read more »

Case study: Global Eagle and Southwest Airlines

Case study: Global Eagle and Southwest Airlines

Global Eagle and Southwest Airlines recently presented a case study at the 2014 Passenger Experience Conference in Hamburg, looking at their inflight connectivity experience. Southwest was the first airline in the US to get… Read more »

AIX2014: News round-up video on Get Connected TV

AIX2014: News round-up video on Get Connected TV

This nine-minute programme from GetConnected.aero looks at the inflight connectivity news from the 2014 Aircraft Interiors Expo, held in Hamburg, Germany. Companies featured include OnAir, Zodiac RAVE, Gogo, Inmarsat, ViaSat,… Read more »

What determines the maximum speed of a satellite downlink?

What determines the maximum speed of a satellite downlink?

The drive for higher and higher speeds on satellite downlinks is never ending. But what is the physics behind this? And can manufacturers squeeze even more out of the pipe?… Read more »

Feature: What does Satcom Direct offer the bizav market?

Feature: What does Satcom Direct offer the bizav market?

Bizjet and VIP connectivity can sometimes seem like a highly-secretive world. Suppliers don’t talk about what the clients have and the names of VIP customers tend to be a closely-guarded… Read more »

Review: Etihad’s Ku-band connectivity

Review: Etihad’s Ku-band connectivity

I was lucky enough to fly on an Etihad Boeing 777-300 from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi yesterday (Flight EY12/22 Feb.), en-route to the city’s Air Expo where I am… Read more »

How does Inmarsat manage its geostationary satellites?

How does Inmarsat manage its geostationary satellites?

Written by Steve Nichols and originally published in ADS Advance magazine. How do you look after and manage 13 different communications satellites, some which weighed around six tonnes at launch,… Read more »

Satcom antennas – leading-edge technology hidden from view

Satcom antennas – leading-edge technology hidden from view

Written by Steve Nichols and originally published in Inflight magazine Interest in airborne connectivity keeps on growing. With the choice of L-band, Ku or the newer Ka, there is no… Read more »

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