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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 »

APEX2014: Cobham and Hawaiian partner on Safety Services

APEX2014: Cobham and Hawaiian partner on Safety Services

Cobham Satcom is to equip Hawaiian Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 767-300 aircraft with its AVIATOR Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (SBB) satellite communications systems. Its next-generation AVIATOR S will be used for Safety… Read more »

Connectivity helps Amelia Earhart complete circumnavigation

Connectivity helps Amelia Earhart complete circumnavigation

Inmarsat satellite connectivity has helped Amelia Rose Earhart successfully circumnavigate the globe more than 75 years after her namesake disappeared over the South Pacific. Amelia Rose touched down in Metro… Read more »

CMC receives orders from WestJet for CMA-2200SB antenna

CMC receives orders from WestJet for CMA-2200SB antenna

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) has received the first purchase orders from WestJet for its SwiftBroadband-compliant CMA-2200SB intermediate gain antenna (IGA) system for the airline’s 737NG production aircraft. The first delivery… Read more »

OnAir inflight connectivity now on Iberia transatlantic routes

OnAir inflight connectivity now on Iberia transatlantic routes

Iberia is now offering OnAir’s Wi-Fi and GSM inflight connectivity on transatlantic routes between Europe and the Americas. The introduction of inflight connectivity is part of the airline’s plan to… Read more »

Saudia offering free Wi-Fi for premium passengers

Saudia offering free Wi-Fi for premium passengers

Saudia has become the first airline in the Middle East to offer free Wi-Fi to its first class and business class passengers. The promotion, which started on 19 May, is… Read more »

Inmarsat explains why it is backing an ATG network in Europe

Inmarsat explains why it is backing an ATG network in Europe

UK satellite giant Inmarsat recently announced that it is to develop a vast European-wide air-to-ground (ATG) network that will become the backbone of a new inflight connectivity solution. But with… Read more »

Honeywell aims for three inflight connectivity solutions

Honeywell aims for three inflight connectivity solutions

Honeywell Aerospace has fingers in more than one pie when it comes to inflight connectivity. As well as offering both L-band and Ka-band options from Inmarsat, it also recently signed… Read more »

OnAir-equipped carriers to carry World Cup updates

OnAir-equipped carriers to carry World Cup updates

Football fans on select airlines will be able to follow their country’s matches as they fly during this summer’s World Cup, thanks to OnAir inflight connectivity. Passengers will have access… Read more »

EBACE 2014: Aero+ Velocity gives 1.4 Mbps on SwiftBroadband

EBACE 2014: Aero+ Velocity gives 1.4 Mbps on SwiftBroadband

Eclipse says that its Paris-based engineers have tested its Aero+ Velocity IP aggregation solution with four channels of Inmarsat’s Swift Broadband’s X-Stream service, resulting in a stable 1.4 Mbps connection…. Read more »

Inmarsat aims for SBB Safety Services approval in 2015

Inmarsat aims for SBB Safety Services approval in 2015

Inmarsat says testing of aviation safety services for the air transport market over its L-band SwiftBroadband (SBB) solution is under way. Hawaiian Airlines is believed to be involved in the… Read more »

AIX2014: TAAG Angola puts pan-African connectivity on B777s

AIX2014: TAAG Angola puts pan-African connectivity on B777s

TAAG Angola Airlines has become OnAir’s first sub-Saharan African customer, line fitting its new Boeing B777-300ER fleet with Internet OnAir and Mobile OnAir. The airline will use Thales’ TopConnect and… Read more »

AIX2014: SriLankan Airlines to fit OnAir to new A330 fleet

AIX2014: SriLankan Airlines to fit OnAir to new A330 fleet

SriLankan Airlines has signed up for OnAir’s inflight mobile phone and Wi-Fi services. Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir will be installed as line-fit on the airline’s six new A330-200 aircraft…. Read more »

AIX2014: Kuwait Airways signs for OnAir inflight connectivity

AIX2014: Kuwait Airways signs for OnAir inflight connectivity

Kuwait Airways has chosen OnAir as its inflight connectivity provider for 12 new aircraft as part of its privatisation and fleet upgrade. This makes it the tenth Middle East customer… Read more »

AIX2014: Saudia extends OnAir services to Boeing 787s

AIX2014: Saudia extends OnAir services to Boeing 787s

Saudia’s Boeing 787 aircraft will become the latest to be connected with OnAir inflight connectivity, following on from its A330 and B777 fleets. All of Saudia’s long-haul fleets are now… Read more »

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