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November 18, 2014
The 1Netv2 platform. Photo: Thompson Aerospace [Avionics Today 11-18-2014] Thompson Aerospace and the Macrolink division of B/E Aerospace have partnered to launch the second-generation data management platform, 1Netv2. The 1Netv2 builds on its predecessor the 1Net and was developed to meet the security requirements of DO-326 and FIPS 140-2 level 3. The system offers a retrofit solution for...
November 14, 2014
SmartSky 4G LTE Network rendering. Photo: Smartsky [Avionics Today 11-14-2014] Satcom Direct has been announced as the exclusive business aviation provider for the recently revealed SmartSky Networks 4G LTE-based wireless...
November 14, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-14-2014] Following AT&T’s recent decision to drop out of the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market, Gogo CEO Michael Small addressed a crowd at the Wells Fargo Technology, Media and Telecom Conference yesterday regarding Gogo’s future as well as the many barriers to entering the aircraft connectivity scene. AT&T, which announced its entry into the IFC sector in March of...
November 13, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-13-2014] AT&T has decided to drop its future plans for an Air-to-Ground (ATG) 4G aircraft connectivity network that was first announced in April. At the time, the telecommunications provider had announced Honeywell Aerospace as the exclusive supplier of its aircraft hardware for the network.    Going forward...
November 13, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-13-2014] Air China has selected the Thales TopFlight satellite communications solution for its order of 22 Boeing 737 aircraft, scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2016. The...
November 11, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-11-2014] In-flight Connectivity (IFC) service provider Gogo reported a record $104 million in 2014 third quarter revenue. According to Gogo CEO Michael Small, the company is currently focused on expanding its presence beyond North America, where it now serves more than 9,000 aircraft. The company's backlog has reached more than 1,000 aircraft requiring new connectivity installations...
November 7, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-7-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has selected the FlightPath3D next generation moving map application to its assortment of wireless In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solutions. FlightPath3D is an in-seat interactive three-dimensional moving map application developed by Betria Interactive...
November 7, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-7-2014] The FAA has issued new Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to Gogo for the installation of its Ku-band satellite equipment on Boeing 757-200s and 767-400s operated by Delta Air Lines...
November 5, 2014
JetBlue aircraft in flight. Photo: JetBlue [Avionics Today 11-05-2014] Verizon Enterprise Solutions signed a five-year agreement with...
November 4, 2014
The Beats Music application on Southwest flights. Photo: Southwest [Avionics Today 11-04-2014] Southwest Airlines has partnered with Beats Music to provide a “uniquely curated” music experience...
November 3, 2014
Rockwell Collins connectivity division ARINCDirect's iPad app. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 11-03-2014] In the fourth quarter Rockwell Collins earnings conference call on Friday, President and CEO Kelly Ortberg touted a successful fiscal year for the company. Full fiscal year sales totaled $4.93 billion, an 11 percent increase over 2013, due mostly to growth in four key markets: commercial...
October 30, 2014
Global Eagle and SES team up to provide IFE and IFC. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 10-30-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and SES have partnered to deliver global Ku-Band satellite In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services to airlines. Under this long-term agreement, SES satellites will provide GEE with...
October 30, 2014
Aireon global space-based ADS-B diagram. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 10-30-2014] Aireon’s first flight payload for its space-based global air traffic surveillance system has been delivered by Harris Corporation for integration into Iridium NEXT satellites. This is the...
October 27, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-27-2014] Five years ago, aircraft cabin connectivity was considered a luxury for commercial and private air transportation providers. Today, in the business aviation world, connectivity is not only an expectation, but also a crucial part of the decision-making process when considering what company or aircraft a traveler decides to use.     The interior cockpit of a Wheels Up...
October 24, 2014
Qatar Airways first A380 in flight. Photo: Qatar Airways  [Avionics Today 10-24-2014] Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A380 entered service this month as a fully connected aircraft...
October 24, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-24-2014] In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) company SmartSky Networks has been making quite a splash since it’s emergence at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Orlando, Fla., earlier this week. With claims that the company’s 4G LTE Air-to-Ground (ATG) network will provide more than 10 times the typical speed and capacity of networks currently in the market, the...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] ViaSat is improving the performance of its In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) network for General Aviation (GA) customers. The company is increasing network capacity and improving speed for its Yonder Internet service for GA and bringing Exede In The Air to business executives, fractional owners, charter and jet card flyers, and others who...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] Nine months after its $1.4 billion purchase of airborne communications provider ARINC, Rockwell Collins' Information Management Services (IMS) division is laser-focused on its fastest growing segment: business aviation. Within the business aviation market, Rockwell Collins IMS Senior Vice President (SVP) Jeff Standerski sees the most growth opportunities in evolving aircraft...
October 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-20-2014] Global demand for business aviation is projected at deliveries of 9,450 new business jets valued at $280 billion between 2014 and 2024, according to the 23rd annual business aviation forecast released by Honeywell Aerospace ahead of NBAA 2014. Across all business jet segments, range is the top consideration for new purchases, along with an interest in cabin volume, connectivity...
October 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-20-2014] Bombardier introduced the latest variant of its Challenger business jet family, the Challenger 650, at the National Business Aviation (NBAA) Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. The 650  was introduced during a special unveiling event...
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