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December 6, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-06-2016] Global aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct (SD) has closed its purchase of TrueNorth Avionics, a manufacturer of cabin communications solutions. With the acquisition of TrueNorth complete, SD is expanding its ability to provide advanced communications systems for Very...
December 6, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-06-2016] Aero-Satcom, the joint venture between Eclipse and NSSLGlobal, has signed an agreement with Inmarsat’s global government business unit that appoints Aero-Satcom as a Global Xpress (GX) Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the government aero market outside of the U.S. After previously signing...
December 5, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-5-2016] After assessing its capabilities during a multi-year FAA-supervised technology evaluation, Hawaiian Airlines is adding Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) to its Airbus A321 new engine option (Neo) fleet. Inmarsat announced the selection on Monday, Dec. 5, making it the latest in a series of developments involving SB-S technology recently.     ...
November 28, 2016
European Aviation Network testing at Nokia Stuttgart with onboard equipment. Photo: Nokia [Avionics Magazine 11-28-2016] The European Aviation Network (EAN) has reached a significant milestone today after Inmarsat, Deutsche Telekom and its technology partners Nokia and Thales successfully conducted a program of test flights in the United Kingdom. The EAN is planned for introduction...
November 28, 2016
Aegean Airlines A320ceo. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Magazine 11-28-2016] Aegean Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide air-to-ground data link communications...
November 21, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-21-2016] Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is introducing a new premium content streaming service, “Saudi Skyfi,” which will allow its passengers to stream movies and television shows onto their own personal devices. The new wireless...
November 17, 2016
ViaSat has bought aviation software company Arconics to incorporate broadband througout the aircraft. Photo: Arconics [Avionics Magazine 11-17-2016] In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider ViaSat is targeting the operational connectivity market with its recent acquisition of Dublin-based aviation software company Arconics. The deal, announced on Nov. 15, builds on the companies’ previous relationship...
November 17, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-17-2016] Gogo has signed an agreement for services on the Intelsat 29e satellite. The In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider will use high-throughput services from the first satellite in the global Intelsat Epic network to deliver in-flight Wi-Fi to passenger airplanes operating in the heavily traveled North Atlantic route. The...
November 17, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-17-2016] Panasonic Avionics Corp. has selected Ericsson other markets. Under the terms of the new contract, Ericsson will implement its 5G-ready core solution for Panasonic Avionics through its subsidiary AeroMobile, a global inflight...
November 15, 2016
[Avionics 11-15-2016] California-based provider of global broadband services, ViaSat, has announced a new agreement to acquire aviation software solutions provider Arconics. The acquisition comes following recent years where Arconics and ViaSat had partnerships focusing on serving the wireless In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) needs of multiple airline customers.    The Arconics...
November 11, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-11-2016] Under a new contract, Inmarsat will provide its GX Aviation In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution to Austrian Airlines. The contract calls for Inmarsat to equip more than 30 Airbus A320s from the Austrian...
November 10, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-10-2016] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered into a strategic alliance and investment agreement with Beijing Shareco Technologies to create new joint venture that will provide In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) in China and exclusively service aircraft...
November 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-08-2016] Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) has been granted a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for methods and systems that enable effective aviation communication via satellite over a broad area at high altitude. The patent is entitled "Methods and Systems for Providing High-speed Connectivity to Aircraft."   AsiaSat 8...
November 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-7-2016] Panasonic Avionics Corp., in collaboration with satellite communications technology manufacturer Newtec, has unveiled a new, high bandwidth satellite modem, which it claims will offer Panasonic customers “20 times the bandwidth of Panasonic’s current solution.” Versions of the new modem will be available across Panasonic’s mobility markets including air...
November 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-7-2016] International Airlines Group (IAG) has confirmed its intention to install Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed, in-flight passenger connectivity service on up to 341 of its narrowbody aircraft across all of the group’s...
November 4, 2016
ViaSat’s booth at NBAA. Photo: ViaSat [Avionics Magazine 11-04-2016] ViaSat has announced new pricing for the connectivity systems available for business and private jets that aim to increase competitive dynamics within the business aviation market. This week at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) tradeshow, ViaSat introduced...
November 3, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-3-2016] Gogo announced its third quarter 2016 earnings, with a record quarterly revenue of $147 million, an increase of 17 percent from the same period last year. Here is a breakdown of their activity in the third quarter: Air France-KLM selected Gogo's 2Ku technology for its existing long-haul fleet, with an option to install 2Ku on additional aircraft in the...
November 3, 2016
Photo: Iridium [Avionics Magazine 11-03-2016] Iridium Communications has released a new suite of aviation products and services, featuring Iridium Certus technology.  The suite features...
November 2, 2016
Passengers disembarking a Bombardier Global 650. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Magazine 11-02-2016] Bombardier has begun deliveries of the first new Global aircraft equipped with the fastest in-flight internet...
October 31, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 10-31-2016] Business jet owners and operators can now manage and control their aircraft satellite communications services and usage from their iPad. On Sunday Oct. 30, 2016, during the company’s annual media event prior to the kick off of National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) expo, Honeywell Aerospace unveiled its new GoDirect Cabin Connectivity services and mobile...
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