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September 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-17-2015] At Wednesday’s Aviation Festival in London, airlines admitted they were barely halfway through their digital transformation strategies as they look to make their investments in Wi-Fi, both for passengers and improving operations. Airlines are looking at ways to improve their digital transformation strategies. Photo: United Airlines Shannon Kelly, director of e-commerce for...
September 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-17-2015] A new joint company formed by Eclipse and NSSLGlobal, Aerosatcom, has been launched to address the needs of the government airborne satellite communications market. According to...
September 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-16-2015] ViaSat and Boeing have entered into a new technical agreement that initiates the evaluation process for airlines to specify installation of the ViaSat in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity system on Boeing Commercial airplanes. Viasat’s...
September 11, 2015
Hope you’ve been keeping up with the news and staying out of trouble unlike a certain major airline CEO. As Russia’s largest privately owned airline piles on debt and Boeing predicts major demands for pilots and technicians across the globe, have you been keeping up with the latest Avionics News? Take this week’s quiz and let’s find out! Content loading... Please enable javascript...
September 9, 2015
Tim Mahoney, CEO, Honeywell Aerospace. Photo: Honeywell [Avionics Today 09-09-2015] Tim Mahoney, president and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace, is looking at opportunities in software and connectivity to drive revenues as Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite constellation nears completion. Honeywell is an exclusive distributor for business and general aviation for Inmarsat’s high-speed satellite...
September 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-08-2015] Russia's largest state-run carrier, Aeroflot, has announced it will purchase a 75 percent controlling stake in Transaero, a deal that is still pending regulatory approval. The acquisition occurs as Transaero, Russia’s largest privately owned airline, struggles with a $990 million debt resulting from a combination of declining currency, political tension, and a decline in...
September 4, 2015
It might be time to dust off that toy drone in the back of your closet as UAS are making headlines in more ways than one this week! As surveillance systems falter and a certain troubled airline touts a name change as a facelift, we hope you’ve been celebrating the last days of summer by staying up to date on the latest aviation news. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat this week’s news...
September 1, 2015
Cabin-based connectivity has become widely available for airline passengers, but the real business case for investing in these costly systems can increasingly be found in the cockpit. As bandwidth becomes more affordable and aircraft become more sophisticated, the list of flight operational benefits afforded by high-speed connectivity pipes is growing longer by the day. The ability to access real-time...
September 1, 2015
  Technology Company of the Year: Gulfstream Gulfstream Aerospace had a strong 2014 with numerous highlights. The company introduced the Gulfstream G650ER as well as the all-new Gulfstream G500 and G600. With a range of 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nautical miles at Mach 0.90, Dan Nale, senior vice president of programs, engineering and test at Gulfstream, claims the G650ER is capable...
September 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-01-2015] Cargo airline FedEx Express, which operates the world’s fourth largest fleet, has its eyes on major fleet modernization initiatives to introduce newer, more operationally efficient aircraft into the fleet. Earlier this summer, the Memphis, Tenn.-based airline announced the purchase of 50 Boeing 767-300F aircraft scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2023 to the tune of...
August 28, 2015
While China’s market is taking a hit, aviation is alive and well! Connectivity is making waves with Gogo set to launch aircraft testing of its 2Ku solution and Delta’s latest flight attendant app taking to the skies, not to mention that the sharing economy is making way for new aircraft, or hoping to. Think you’re up to snuff on this week’s latest in aviation? Take our quiz and find...
August 28, 2015
Hong Kong Airlines signed an agreement earlier this summer at the Paris Air Show with AirCom Pacific to install IFEC systems on-board Hong Kong Airlines aircraft. Photo: Aero Icarus (Wikimedia) [Avionics Magazine 08-28-2015] AirCom Pacific, a new In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider dedicated to the Asia Pacific, plans to launch its service in the first quarter of 2016. The company...
August 26, 2015
Delta Air Lines flight attendant using the new Guest Service Tool application. Photo: Delta Air Lines [Avionics Today 08-26-2015] Delta Air Lines has launched a new handheld tablet application for flight attendants, which aims to provide key information on passengers on board a flight and enable a deeper level of...
August 24, 2015
Gogo 2Ku antenna at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany in 2014. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 08-24-2015] Gogo has received the final Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA required to launch Gogo's 2Ku next generation satellite connectivity service. The...
August 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-18-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is looking to capitalize on connectivity in ways that will allow airlines to up operational efficiency by exploiting Big Data. GEE has jumpstarted a new business line, GEE Operations Solutions, through the acquisition of two companies: masFlight, which provides a cloud-based business intelligence platform that processes and analyzes global...
August 14, 2015
United Airlines IFE. Photo: United [Avionics Today 08-14-2015] United Airlines is continuing the expansion of its In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) with the launch of free personal device entertainment on two-cabin United...
August 7, 2015
Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 08-07-2015] Rockwell Collins has acquired Newport News, Virginia-based International Communications Group (ICG), a provider of satellite-based global voice and data communication products and services for the aviation industry. The initial purchase price was $50...
August 7, 2015
Passenger using in-flight connectivity. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 08-07-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has acquired masFlight, an operational data analytics platform, and navAero, a developer of Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and cockpit data solutions in acquisitions that will form the foundation of GEE's new operations solutions business line. The new line aims...
August 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-07-2015] Gogo brushed off the recent contract loss to ViaSat for 10 aircraft in Virgin America’s fleet during its second quarter conference call Thursday, touting its latest contract win to supply GOL airlines’ fleet with 2Ku connectivity and turning to plans to implement its satellite option worldwide. While the company saw record quarterly revenue of $121.2 million, up 22...
August 6, 2015
Facebook’s completed Aquila UAS. Photo: Facebook [Avionics Today 08-06-2015] Facebook has completed construction of its first full-scale Aquila Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) as part of its Internet.org effort, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook page. 

Aquila is a solar powered unmanned...
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