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May 27, 2015
Gogo’s 2Ku antenna. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 05-27-2015] Gogo has received the first of two Standard Type Certificates (STCs) from the FAA that will be required for the next generation 2Ku satellite connectivity service. The initial certification will allow Gogo to conduct...
May 26, 2015
Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800 with line fit in-flight connectivity. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 05-26-2015] Boeing has delivered Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800...
May 21, 2015
IFE systems on board an Avianca Airbus A330. Photo: Javier Franco (Wikipedia) [Avionics Today 05-21-15] Avianca Holdings has selected Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) to provide the In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) service onboard its subsidiary airlines...
May 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Honeywell Aerospace will offer a full suite of satellite communication solutions to Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 aircraft. The suite includes the AMT-700 antenna, which will be standard on all new G500/G600 aircraft, and provides improved voice and data connectivity in the cabin and cockpit through the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband service...
May 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Communications equipment manufacturer Avionica has seen a surge in business aviation adopting its miniQAR MK III and 3G wireless module with its avSYNC software for flight data management and Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) services.   “Avionica's avSYNC data transfer...
May 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Gogo is looking to 2Ku deployment and additional Air-to-Ground (ATG) capacity to enable the connected aircraft and expand revenue capabilities. Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference yesterday, Gogo Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Norman Smagley laid out the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider’s plans to drive...
May 19, 2015
Photo: ViaSat   [Avionics Today 05-19-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has selected ViaSat as the sole source Ku-band equipment supplier to outfit Gulfstream's large cabin business jets with ViaSat Yonder...
May 19, 2015
Swiftbroadband coverage chart. Photo: Satcom Direct   [Avionics Today 05-19-2015] Inmarsat announced flight and lab tests of High Data Rate (HDR) capabilities for SwiftBroadband have been successfully completed. The new service, developed by Inmarsat, Honeywell Aerospace and...
May 19, 2015
Gogo Vision user. Photo: Gogo   [Avionics Today 05-19-2015] Gogo is launching an enhanced version of its Gogo Vision wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and information service. This version brings a wider range of Hollywood entertainment to business aircraft and the ability to view content on Personal Electronic Devices (PED). Gogo Vision serves up approximately 200 on-demand movies and...
May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-18-2015] TrueNorth Avionics announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland that AMAC Aerospace has installed the company’s Simphone Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication for a Boeing 747-8I aircraft completion. The Simphone Mobile GSM is a private GSM system designed for business...
May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-18-2015] Rockwell Collins has entered into a strategic partnership with International Communications Group (ICG) to offer its eRouter (ERT-100 and ERT-120) smart cabin routers to the company’s ARINCDirect business aviation customers. ARINCDirect routing map. Photo: ARINCDirect For business aviation...
May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-15-2015] When it comes to improving operations through connectivity, System Wide Information Management (SWIM) is making a big splash, but in enabling SWIM and a whole host of other NextGen applications to the fullest extent, the little-talked-about Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) could be the next big thing. AeroMACS is a new broadband data link that has the...
May 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-15-2015] The FAA awarded Direct User Access Terminal (DUATS) II contracts to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Lockheed Martin to provide operational Internet-based automated pre-flight services. The period of performance for the resulting contracts will be a one-year base period...
May 12, 2015
Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft during a test flight. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 05-12-2015] Bombardier has teamed up with Pratt & Whitney to develop and implement a data management service for the CSeries aircraft family. The service is part of the overall Bombardier Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS), capable of transmitting...
May 8, 2015
The global need for IFC is rising, analyst and Gogo agree. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 05-08-2015] Gogo’s latest In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) survey has reported gaps in interest between passengers in the United States and other regions, alongside a global rise in the relevance of IFC. Among other changes in the IFC landscape, the survey reported the rising interest in in-flight Wi-Fi services...
May 7, 2015
Business jet passengers using Gogo in-flight connectivity. Photo: Gogo. [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] Gogo has reported record first quarter revenue of $115.5 million, up 21 percent year-over-year, as service revenue increased 32 percent to $95.4 million. Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) rose 54 percent year-over-year to $8.2 million. In its North American...
May 6, 2015
JetBlue tail fins. Photo: JetBlue [Avionics Today 05-06-2015] Amazon has partnered with JetBlue to allow Amazon Prime members to stream movies and TV episodes in flight, including exclusive Amazon Original Series, on the airline’s free in-flight Wi-Fi service Fly-Fi. In addition, all JetBlue customers will be able to rent or purchase...
May 6, 2015
T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island. Photo: SITA [Avionics Today 05-06-2015] In a move to make T.F. Green Airport (PVD) in Providence, R.I. more attractive to international carriers, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation is investing in a check-in and boarding platform provided by the global airport technology provider SITA. This cloud-based technology, SITA AirportConnect Open, aims...
May 4, 2015
An Airbus A320, the model for which Rockwell will install the EFB interface and communication unit. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 05-04-2015] Rockwell Collins has been selected by Airbus to provide the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) interface and Communication Unit (EICU) for the Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft families. The EICU, which is part of Rockwell Collins’ secure...
May 1, 2015
Limitless Airways Airbus A320. Photo: Limitless Airways [Avionics Today 05-01-2015] AvioCATS, will be using Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company Commsoft’s IT system, Oases, to...
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