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February 11, 2016
JetBlue data-themed plane. Photo: JetBlue [Avionics Today 02-11-2016] JetBlue is launching a Technology Ventures unit, a wholly owned subsidiary that will invest in, incubate and partner with early stage startups at the intersection of technology, travel and hospitality. As the first corporate venture capital subsidiary in Silicon Valley backed by a U.S...
February 10, 2016
Lufthansa Electronic Flight Bag system. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 02-10-2016] Star Alliance partners Lufthansa Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines have selected Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) Navaero Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solutions...
February 9, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-09-2016] JetBlue has announced plans to pursue a redesign on its A320 cabins, complete with 10-inch, high-definition seatback In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) screens, satellite-based streaming video and, most importantly, free gate-to-gate Internet connectivity for passengers. The U.S.-based airline hasn’t upgraded the cabin technology on its fleet since the first flight in 2000, and...
February 9, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-09-2016] Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, in partnership with Saint Gobain...
February 8, 2016
Gogo test aircraft. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 02-08-2016] Gogo added nearly 1,100 commercial and business aircraft with broadband connectivity technologies to its installed fleet in 2015...
February 8, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-08-2016] The U.S.-based arm of NetJets is preparing to introduce Cessna's Citation Latitude into its fleet of more than 700 business jets this summer. NetJets executives told Avionics Magazine that the Latitude will serve as a replacement for its Citation Sovereign and Hawker 800 XP aircraft.     NetJets Signature Series Cessna Citation Latitude. Photo: NetJets.   At the...
February 5, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-05-2016] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S.  Department of Transportation (DOT) have agreed to establish a Federal Interagency Working Group to more effectively collaborate on issues, including the safe and secure use of consumer communications onboard domestic commercial aviation flights. This agreement builds on the productive, collaborative interagency...
February 5, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-05-2016] Honeywell has completed the acquisition of Canada-based COM DEV International, a leading satellite and space components provider of switches and multiplexers. COM DEV will be part of the company's Defense and Space business and will drive...
February 5, 2016
Believe it or not there was news this week that didn’t involve possible ATC reform and the cleverly named AIRR Act (for it or against it you have to admit, that is a well thought-out acronym). Take your mind off of the state of our ATC system for a moment and delve into some of the other big aviation headlines with our Friday news quiz (OK, there’s one question about ATC reform, but we’re...
February 4, 2016
Airline passenger using Gogo. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 02-04-2016] Gogo's wireless In-flight Entertainment (IFE) streaming technology, Gogo Vision, has now been installed on more than 2,000 aircraft. Gogo Vision allows airline passengers to stream onboard IFE content strata to their Personal...
February 3, 2016
Satcom Direct and XTAR have introduced a new ISR connectivity offering. Photo: Satcom Direct [Avionics Today 02-03-2016] XTAR, a U.S.-based commercial X-band satellite operator, and Satcom Direct Communications (SDC), the military and government division of Satcom Direct, have formed a partnership to offer an on-demand and...
February 3, 2016
Austrian Airlines flight. Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 02-03-2016] Austria's flagship carrier, Austrian Airlines has emerged as the launch customer for a new mobile solution, eFlight Manager, developed by Sabre. The eFlight Manager technology enables real-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), weather and flight plan updates throughout the lifecycle of the airline's flights...
February 2, 2016
Photo: Jet Airways [Avionics Today 02-02-2016] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has partnered with India's Jet Airways to provide In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) streaming service and Ku-band based Internet connectivity aboard the global...
February 2, 2016
Mark Van Tine, current Boeing VP of digital aviation, set to step down in June 2016. Photo: Jeppesen [Avionics Today 02-02-2016] Kevin Crowley will succeed Mark Van Tine as Jeppesen chief executive officer and vice-president of digital aviation for Boeing.  Van Tine will retire June 30, 2016 after more than...
February 1, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-01-2016] All Nippon Airways has partnered with Panasonic Avionics to launch ANA SKY Live TV and broadband Internet services on domestic aircraft that fly routes across Japan.   ANA Passenger accessing Internet in flight. Photo: Panasonic Avionics...
February 1, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-01-2016] Honeywell CEO Dave Cote told analysts and reporters during the company's 2015 earnings call Jan. 29 that the aerospace segment is in a prime position to capture lucrative opportunities in commercial retrofitting of avionics systems and onboard Internet technology. Aerospace sales for Honeywell increased by 4 percent to $3.98 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, capping off a...
January 29, 2016
[Avionics Today 01-29-2016] Following a record year in 2015 for Jet Card and charter sales, Delta Private Jets (DPJ) is looking to build on that momentum with major fleet expansion and investments in 2016. Avionics Magazine recently caught up with several of the Delta Air Lines subsidiary's executives to discuss plans for new aircraft purchases, Wi-Fi investment and fleet expansion over the next...
January 29, 2016
The U.S. East Coast was hit with “Snowzilla” this week, burying cars, buildings and roads under record amounts of snow. But if you’re an avgeek like us, you’ve been busy trying to dig yourself out from under this week’s big, fluffy pile of aviation industry news. Curl up with a mug of hot cocoa, take this Friday’s Avionics News Quiz, and test your aviation knowledge...
January 28, 2016
The Global Connected Aircraft Summit will Co-locate with APEX TEC [Avionics Today 01-28-2016] The Global Connected Aircraft Summit and The Airline Passenger Experience Association Technology Educational Conference (APEX TEC) will co-locate events this June in Los Angeles, Calif. The Global Connected Aircraft Summit, hosted by Avionics Magazine and Via Satellite, will take place June 6 to 8, while the APEX...
January 26, 2016
JetBlue’s new A320 redesigned cabin. Photo: JetBlue [Avionics Today 01-26-2016] JetBlue has announced plans to introduce a fully connected in-seat experience that will include a gate-to-gate in-flight experience, among other new features, as part of its Airbus A320 cabin restyling program. The...
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