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Inmarsat shares leap after approach by Apax/Warburg Pincus China’s AirMedia now distributor for Honeywell JetWave AMAC Aerospace to fit Ka-band inflight connectivity to a B737 OneWeb secures £1.25bn in new capital for next phase Gogo adopts Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud
Inmarsat wins at Inflight Middle East Awards for second year

Inmarsat wins at Inflight Middle East Awards for second year

Inmarsat has been named winner of Inflight Middle East’s Connectivity Enablement Award for the second consecutive year. The accolade was announced in Dubai, after an independent panel of industry experts… Read more »

Air Senegal signs for GX Aviation with SITAONAIR

Air Senegal signs for GX Aviation with SITAONAIR

Air Senegal has selected SITAONAIR to deploy its high-speed Inmarsat GX Aviation inflight connectivity (IFC) on its new-generation Airbus A330neo fleet. This makes Air Senegal the first airline on the… Read more »

Satair and Honeywell Aerospace sign JetWave agreement

Satair and Honeywell Aerospace sign JetWave agreement

Satair and Honeywell Aerospace have signed an agreement to distribute Honeywell’s JetWave high-speed in-flight connectivity system to a wide segment of the global business jet market. JetWave is an inflight… Read more »

Viasat Q3 results show it now has 1,123 aircraft flying with IFC

Viasat Q3 results show it now has 1,123 aircraft flying with IFC

Viasat has announced its financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2018. At the close of Q3 the number of commercial aircraft in-service flying with Viasat’s IFC… Read more »

Iridium says $3bn LEO satellite constellation upgrade complete

Iridium says $3bn LEO satellite constellation upgrade complete

Iridium Communications announced the completion of its $3 billion satellite constellation upgrade campaign known as Iridium NEXT, during a press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C…. Read more »

Honeywell to use connectivity to develop ‘Black Box in the Sky’

Honeywell to use connectivity to develop ‘Black Box in the Sky’

Honeywell and Curtiss-Wright have partnered to develop an entirely new way for airlines to monitor and analyse flight data. They will use real-time connectivity to reinvent the Cockpit Voice Recorder… Read more »

Gogo AVANCE L5 inflight connectivity now flying on 500 aircraft

Gogo AVANCE L5 inflight connectivity now flying on 500 aircraft

Gogo Business Aviation has announced that its Gogo AVANCE L5 air-to-ground inflight connectivity system has been installed and is now flying on 500 business jets. It says it took just… Read more »

Astronics AeroSat gains EASA certification for FliteStream

Astronics AeroSat gains EASA certification for FliteStream

Astronics has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics AeroSat, recently received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its next-generation FliteStream SATCOM inflight connectivity system. The components certified include Astronics’… Read more »

Satcom Direct supports Skyservice STC on DLU for Learjet 45

Satcom Direct supports Skyservice STC on DLU for Learjet 45

The Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) authority has awarded Skyservice Business Aviation an STC for installation of the Satcom Direct (SD) Data Link Unit (DLU) upgrade on the Learjet 45… Read more »

SmartSky Networks announces $104m round of funding

SmartSky Networks announces $104m round of funding

SmartSky Networks has announced the closing of a total of $104m in funding, including $75 million in debt commitments from funds managed by the Global Credit team at BlackRock and… Read more »

Neos adds Viasat inflight connectivity to Boeing 787s

Neos adds Viasat inflight connectivity to Boeing 787s

Neos, the Italian leisure airline, and Viasat have announced that Viasat’s Ka-band in-flight connectivity service will be offered on Neos’ fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Viasat says the airline… Read more »

Kurt Weidemeyer: ‘2019 marks Inmarsat 40th anniversary’

Kurt Weidemeyer: ‘2019 marks Inmarsat 40th anniversary’

“Get Connected” recently sent some questions to Kurt Weidemeyer, VP, Inmarsat Aviation, on his views on the inflight connectivity market and what 2019 holds in store for the telecommunications giant. Here… Read more »

Lufthansa Systems enables new financing model for IFEC

Lufthansa Systems enables new financing model for IFEC

Lufthansa Systems says it is cooperating with technology partners to offer a flexible new refinancing approach for making on-board entertainment and Internet attractive to airlines of all sizes with different… Read more »

American Airlines customers get free Apple Music with Viasat

American Airlines customers get free Apple Music with Viasat

Viasat says entertainment on American Airlines is getting even better on Friday as American Airlines customers will have free access to Apple Music. This will enable passengers to stream more… Read more »

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