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March 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-30-2015] The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Madagascar’s Civil Aviation Authority, alongside other transportation organizations, adopted a new Declaration on the Sustainable Development of Air Transport in Africa, following a meeting in Madagascar last week...
March 26, 2015
The Inmarsat satellite network that will deliver aviation broadband. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Today 03-25-2015] Honeywell and Inmarsat’s JetWave MCS 8200 completed over-the-air testing of the onboard datacom system earlier this month, possibly bringing them one step closer to delivering the global broadband to aviation that companies are striving toward and passengers are hungry for. The new system...
March 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-26-2015] Finnair is ready to invest $32.7 million in Wi-Fi connectivity equipage for the majority of its wide-body and narrow-body fleet. The state-run passenger airline confirmed its plans to invest in...
March 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-24-2015] Santa Barbara, Calif.-based charter operator Silver Air is outfitting its entire fleet of business jets with Gogo Biz mobile broadband Internet. The Silver Air fleet currently features Wi-Fi on the Gulfstream GV, GIV...
March 23, 2015
Rockwell Collins has acquired Pacific Avionics to bolster its connectivity portfolio. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 03-23-2015] Rockwell Collins has acquired Pacific Avionics, a Singapore-based company specializing in technologies used for wireless information...
March 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-18-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has announced new satellite capacity deals with satellite operator SES to increase the performance of its In-flight Connectivity (IFC) service. Under the latest agreements, GEE will utilize Ku-band wide beam and High Throughput...
March 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-17-2015] Panasonic Avionics has secured Ku-band satellite capacity on the Hunter Communications Canada E115WB satellite.  The new agreement will give Panasonic nearly...
March 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-17-2015] In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) providers are exploring how they can expand and improve the value propositions for the cabin and cockpit connectivity that they're providing for airlines and operators today. How can they do that? It depends on who you ask, as a panel discussion at SATELLITE 2015 on IFC featuring the biggest players in the game found many different strategies toward...
March 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-16-2015] Intelsat has signed an agreement to co-design and produce an ultra-thin, active phased array, Ku-band satellite antenna solution with Phasor, a developer of high throughput, modular, electronically steerable antennas.     Intelsat’s new McLean, Va. headquarters. Photo: Intelsat.   The Ku-band antennas...
March 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-16-2015] Panasonic Corp. has announced a new definitive agreement to acquire satellite communications provider ITC Global. Under the terms of the agreement, ITC will operate as an independent unit of Panasonic Avionics, combining the...
March 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-12-2015] The FAA is lacking in measures to prevent cyber-based threats to the increasingly automated Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The “Information Security: FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems” report, published earlier this month, finds that while the FAA has taken measures...
March 11, 2015
Photo: Global Eagle Entertainment [Avionics Today 03-11-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and Air China have successfully completed the first in-flight newscast using Ku-band connectivity. During the live...
March 11, 2015
CPDLC display in a cockpit. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 03-11-2015] SITA OnAir is engaging in a partnership with Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA), and the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA) to improve air traffic communications in the Danube Functional Airspace Block (FAB) by supplementing voice...
March 9, 2015
Co-pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard board the Solar Impulse 2 for the first leg of the round-the-world flight. Photo: Solar Impulse [Avionics Today 03-09-2015] Solar Impulse 2, the first completely solar powered aircraft, lifted off from Abu Dhabi early Monday morning, effectively beginning its round-the-world flight. Scheduled to land back in Abu Dhabi by late June or early August of this...
March 5, 2015
Inmarsat headquarters. Photo: Clive Darra via flickr [Avionics Today 03-05-2015] Inmarsat Government announced that its new L-band Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (LAISR) service has completed successful customer airborne testing and will be available for U.S. government customers by June. This new LAISR service will meet the high-speed, Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS)...
March 5, 2015
Passengers using Gogo. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 03-05-2015] Gogo and Spafax are partnering to bolster the management and development of content for the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider’s wireless In-Flight...
March 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-06-2015] Gogo is gearing up for the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to authorize the sale of Air-to-Ground (ATG) mobile broadband in the 14 – 14.5 Ghz range on a secondary license basis, an auction that could ultimately bring more than just spectrum to their business. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference Wednesday...
March 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-04-2015] Passengers all over the world are eager for airlines to make their Personal Electronic Devices (PED) even more personal while traversing the skies, according to Sita’s 2015 air transport industry insight report. The yearly report, entitled “The Future is Personal,” examines whether passenger expectations, airport infrastructure and airline business models...
March 3, 2015
Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom Datalink service. Photo: Satcom Direct [Avionics Today 03-03-2015] Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom data link service now enables Future Air Navigation System (FANS) testing to troubleshoot or validate FANS capabilities and crew...
March 3, 2015
Sikorsky has extended its iFly Sikorsky iPad application to include support for S-76D helicopters. The app replicates common performance calculations outlined in helicopter model-specific flight manuals. Photo: PRNewswire [Avionics Today 03-03-2015] Sikorsky is expanding its iFly Sikorsky  iPad application to include support for...
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