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January 19, 2017
Safran has entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace, Safran says. Through the merger, Safran would add Zodiac Aerospace's services in seats, cabin interiors, power distribution, lighting, fuel, oxygen and fluid systems, and safety equipment to its capabilities in landing gear, wheels and brakes, nacelles, power systems, actuation, and avionics...
January 19, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-19-2017] Gilat Satellite Networks has formed a new partnership with Air Media Group subsidiary Air Esurfing to “transform” the domestic In-flight Connectivity (IFC) market in China. Under the new partnership, Gilat and Air Esurfing will look to utilize China’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity to provide domestic IFC services over mainland China. ...
January 12, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-12-2017] 2017 will be a major year for assessing the performance of next-generation in-flight connectivity technology, according to the 2017 Wi-Fi report published by Routehappy Jan. 12. Currently more than 70 airlines worldwide offer in-flight Wi-Fi, and most of the major international carriers are upgrading their onboard technology to meet consumer demand for faster speeds, more...
January 12, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-12-2017] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued certification for the Honeywell Aerospace JetWave satellite communications hardware for the Airbus A319. Certification was obtained by Eclipse subsidiary EAD Aerospace.      A picture of...
January 9, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-09-2017] Panasonic Avionics Corp. subsidiary AeroMobile has reported seeing a 160 percent increase in in-flight data usage by users on the 3G in-flight connectivity network it launched a year ago. The U.K.-based mobile service provider...
January 6, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-06-2017] Alaska Airlines is unveiling a new service allowing passengers on Gogo-equipped flights to use iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger free of charge.    Alaska Airlines kicks off new year with new in-flight amenities, including Free Chat(TM) from any smartphone. Photo: Alaska Airlines.   Free Chat is the first of a variety of new in-flight...
January 3, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-03-2017] Avionica, GigSky and Ultramain have teamed up seeking to help aircraft operators improve their ability to track, report and extract data about aircraft technological malfunctions. Under a partnership announced in December, aircraft mobile data services provider GigSky and Electronic Logbook (ELB) software provider Ultramain are now jointly marketing their products and...
December 27, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-27-2016] Airborne Wireless Network (AWN) has announced a new agreement with Electric Lightwave Holdings, a U.S.-based regional fiber-based network services provider of critical data networking solutions, unified communications platforms, and cloud and security services. The company says the new agreement will allow Electric Lightwave Holdings to manage the ground segment of...
December 22, 2016
GX for Aviation antenna installed on aircraft. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Magazine 12-22-2016] Eurowings is the first Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) to select Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) for Aviation in-flight broadband connectivity solution. Eurowings is the latest airline from the Lufthansa Group to select the solution.   GX for Aviation will initially be equipped on 69 Airbus A320 family aircraft from...
December 19, 2016
Photo: Turkish Airlines [Avionics Magazine 12-19-2016] Turkish Airlines has selected Panasonic Avionics’ advanced eX1 In-Flight Entertainment and Communications (IFEC) system and global communications services for its new fleet of narrow body aircraft. The eX1 solution is an advanced narrowbody IFE system that aims to create a home theater atmosphere. The system will include...
December 14, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-14-2016] Southwest Airlines has announced new In-flight Connectivity (IFC) agreements with Panasonic Avionics Corp., and Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE).  The agreement with Panasonic provides for their Global Communications Services, which include WiFi and live television, to be offered on a...
December 14, 2016
Survival Flight, LLC’s fleet of Bell Helicopter 407s is currently being quipped with Outerlink’s next-generation IRIS system, the air medical service provider said. IRIS gives users the ability to record large amounts of data, process it onboard through a computer and filter it directly to...
December 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-08-2016] Air New Zealand has contracted Inmarsat  to provide Global Xpress (GX) connectivity across the airline’s long- and short-haul fleets. New Zealand will deploy Inmarsat’s GX for Aviation, a globally available high-speed...
December 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-07-2016] Alitalia, Italy’s largest airline, is getting ready for a busy 12 months as it looks to connect a portion of its fleet by the end of next year. The airline, which operates more than 120 aircraft, aims to be one of the leaders when providing In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services. Aubrey Tiedt, chief customer officer at Alitalia, told Avionics Magazine that the airline is...
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...
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