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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...
January 25, 2016
JetBlue will equip with Thales new seatback IFE system. Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 01-25-2016] JetBlue Airways is upgrading its seatback In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems on current and future A320 fleets with...
January 22, 2016
The 2015 yearly earnings reports are rolling in and it looks like U.S. Airlines (and airlines everywhere) are raking in the big bucks. Do you know why? Tell us in this weeks Avionics News Quiz! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This Week's Avionics News Quiz! Our new Avionics News Quiz is designed to challenge your knowledge on the latest happenings in the aviation industry. Think you're a...
January 22, 2016
iPass aims to add in-flight wi-fi to 23 additional airlines. Photo: United [Avionics Today 01-22-2016] Mobile connectivity provider iPass has struck an agreement with Panasonic Avionics to bring in-flight...
January 21, 2016
JetWave Hardware for GX Aviation installation on Honeywell Boeing 757 test aircraft. Photo: Honeywell [Avionics Today 01-21-2016] Honeywell Aerospace's JetWave wireless In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) system has received U.S. FAA approval for the Boeing 757. JetWave is the exclusive hardware for aircraft to connect to Inmarsat's Global Xpress, a high-speed broadband satellite...
January 21, 2016
Opening of Inmarsat’s Singapore office. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Today 01-21-2016] Inmarsat has opened a new Singapore office, which is the company’s largest facility in Asia Pacific region. The new facility will expand the company’s presence amidst an uptick in demand for services in the region. Inmarsat’s investment in the 19,500 foot...
January 19, 2016
[Avionics Today 01-19-2016] The FAA has expressed a “strong desire” to position Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) as an enterprise solution once the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in July 2015 enter into force in November of this year. AeroMACS, a new broadband data link that has the ability...
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