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AIX2015: Trials continuing for Inmarsat ‘Safety Services’

AIX2015: Trials continuing for Inmarsat ‘Safety Services’

Cobham SATCOM says trials are continuing following the installation of its AVIATOR S Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satellite communications systems on Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 767-300 aircraft. AVIATOR S, the “S” standing for “safety’,… Read more »

Inmarsat completes transition of key services to Alphasat

Inmarsat completes transition of key services to Alphasat

Inmarsat has announced the successful transition of key voice and broadband data services for the EMEA region from Inmarsat-4 F2 (I-4 F2) to Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecommunications… Read more »

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 »

Thirteen million passengers used Mobile OnAir in 2014

Thirteen million passengers used Mobile OnAir in 2014

SITA OnAir says it Is celebrating another successful year with 13 million people taking advantage of its Mobile OnAir service in 2014. The inflight mobile phone service is now flying… Read more »

Saudia deploys smartphone app for easy Wi-Fi access

Saudia deploys smartphone app for easy Wi-Fi access

Saudia has become the first airline to develop and provide passengers with a dedicated mobile phone application for free inflight Wi-Fi. Passengers simply scan their ticket’s bar code for free… Read more »

Hawaiian Airlines to e-enable wide-body fleet with WxOps

Hawaiian Airlines to e-enable wide-body fleet with WxOps

Honolulu-based WxOps has signed a contract with Hawaiian Airlines to provide software for the exchange of enhanced operational data to and from its wide-body aircraft. The data sent every few… Read more »

OnAir connectivity now line fit on Qatar A350s

OnAir connectivity now line fit on Qatar A350s

OnAir’s inflight connectivity suite, including Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir, is being installed as line fit on Qatar Airways’ new Airbus A350s, the first of which was unveiled in Doha… Read more »

MEBA2014: Gogo Business Aviation expands MENA presence

MEBA2014: Gogo Business Aviation expands MENA presence

Gogo Business Aviation (formerly Aircell) has opened a new office in Dubai, and appointed an agent in Abu Dhabi, to underline its commitment to the Middle East. The company manufactures… Read more »

MEBA2014: Satcom Direct Router to support SBB aggregation

MEBA2014: Satcom Direct Router to support SBB aggregation

The Satcom Direct Router (SDR) has been enhanced to allow up to 4x faster data rates when used with supported Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (SBB) terminals. The channel aggregation enhancement has been developed in… Read more »

MEBA2014: OnAir is major provider to MENA VIP market

MEBA2014: OnAir is major provider to MENA VIP market

OnAir may provide connectivity services to commercial airlines, but it is also a premier connectivity provider aboard many VIP and VVIP aircraft in the MENA region. Stephan Egli, OnAir’s Chief… Read more »

MEBA2014: Satcom1 surges with SBB channel aggregation

MEBA2014: Satcom1 surges with SBB channel aggregation

Satcom1 says it can increase the bandwidth available to users of Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband (SSB) satellite system by aggregating three and four SBB channels. Francois Goudal, Satcom1’s research and development manager,… Read more »

ESA contracts Inmarsat for EU ATM data link

ESA contracts Inmarsat for EU ATM data link

Inmarsat has announced that its SwiftBroadband Safety satellite system is to play an integral part in the future European air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure. The announcement follows the signing of a… Read more »

Air China selects Thales for Boeing 737 satcoms

Air China selects Thales for Boeing 737 satcoms

Air China has selected Thales’ TopFlight SATCOM satellite communications solution for its 22 Boeing 737 aircraft, which are scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2016. TopFlight SATCOM (TFS) is a… Read more »

SriLankan Airlines flies first fully-connected aircraft

SriLankan Airlines flies first fully-connected aircraft

SriLankan Airlines’ first fully-connected Airbus A330-300 has entered commercial service, equipped with both Internet OnAir and Mobile OnAir. Passengers on board the delivery flight from Toulouse to Colombo included SriLankan… Read more »

OnAir inflight connectivity now on more than half world’s A380s

OnAir inflight connectivity now on more than half world’s A380s

Qatar Airways’ first A380, which is fully connected by OnAir, entered revenue service this month, operating between Doha and London. The airline’s nine other Airbus A380s will also be serviced… Read more »

NBAA: Cobham Satcom hits high-gain antenna milestones

NBAA: Cobham Satcom hits high-gain antenna milestones

Cobham Satcom has confirmed that it has now supplied 1,000 of its AVIATOR HGA-6000 high-gain satcom antennas. It also recently his the production landmark of 2,000 units of its AVIATOR… Read more »

APEX2014: Philippines sees BYOD as future of IFEC

APEX2014: Philippines sees BYOD as future of IFEC

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is expanding the use of its Wi-Fi-based “Bring Your Own Device” IFEC service, which uses OnAir Play as its backbone. PAL is to install wireless IFE on… Read more »

APEX2014: RoKKi partners with Inmarsat in Asia Pacific

APEX2014: RoKKi partners with Inmarsat in Asia Pacific

Inflight entertainment solutions brand roKKi and Inmarsat have launched the first low-cost inflight connectivity service in the Asia Pacific region. The roKKi connectivity service allows them to enjoy access to… Read more »

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