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February 26, 2016
Thales will develop the ground component for the European Aviation Network. Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 02-26-2016] Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has selected Thales to develop and manufacture a Complementary Ground Component (CGC) terminal for its European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution. Inmarsat unveiled EAN last year as the first aviation passenger...
February 25, 2016
Rendering of the SES 14 satellite for which Panasonic Avionics has contracted capacity to expand its IFC capabilities. Photo: SES [Avionics Today 02-25-2016] Panasonic Avionics has struck two major, multi-year, High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity agreements with SES to serve aeronautical and other markets across the Americas. Panasonic Avionics contracted for capacity on the SES 14 and SES 15...
February 25, 2016
 [Avionics Today 02-25-2016] Gogo is citing its move to open architecture systems as a draw for airlines, including American Airlines, which is looking to jump to Gogo’s competitor ViaSat. CEO Michael Small emphasized the open architecture aspect of its 2Ku antenna technology during the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider’s fourth quarter conference call on Feb. 23, which he says will...
February 25, 2016
Connectivity, connectivity, connectivity. All the news this week seems to be about major deals concerning in-flight Internet. In the spirit of this week’s Internet wins for the flying community at large, we encourage you to take this week’s Avionics News Quiz from 35,000 feet up! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This Week's Avionics News Quiz! Our new Avionics News Quiz is...
February 24, 2016
Swiss' new Boeing 777-300ER during takeoff. Photo: Swiss International Air Lines  [Avionics Today 02-24-2016] Swiss International Air Lines announced the first of nine Swiss Boeing 777-300s has entered into service providing...
February 24, 2016
Jay Monroe, chairman and CEO, Globalstar (left) and Avidyne’s President and CEO, Dan Schwinn, sign new partnership agreement. Photo: Globalstar  [Avionics Today 02-24-2016] Globalstar has entered a strategic partnership with integrated avionics and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) systems producer Avidyne Corporation to develop...
February 23, 2016
The SES 14 satellite for which Gogo has contracted capacity alongside SES 15. Photo: SES  [Avionics Today 02-23-2016] Gogo has contracted SES for major High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam and wide beam capacity aboard two of SES’s next-generation HTS satellites, SES 14 and SES 15, which are set for launch in 2017. The...
February 23, 2016
Qantas has selected ViaSat as its connectivity provider for domestic flights. Photo: Qantas  [Avionics Today 02-23-2016] ViaSat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with Qantas Airways, Australia's largest domestic and international airline, to provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) to Qantas passengers on its...
February 23, 2016
American Airlines has withdrawn its legal dispute with IFC provider Gogo. Photo: Gogo  [Avionics Today 02-23-2016] Gogo announced on Feb. 22 that American Airlines has dismissed the declaratory judgment action it...
February 22, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-22-2016] Cobalt's Co50 Valkyrie five-seater, single-engine piston aircraft has not yet obtained FAA Part 23 certification, but that hasn't stopped the manufacturer from achieving $50 million in pre-orders of the Valkyrie and Valkyrie X within the first 90 days of launching both. David Loury, founder and CEO of Cobalt, says the company has a solid avionics package in place and that Cobalt...
February 19, 2016
If you’ve been keeping your eyes to the skies over Singapore you should have no problem acing this week’s Avionics News Quiz! See if you can identify all the contracts won and contracts lost this week, or just take a peek at some of the biggest news, technologies, and partnerships to come out of Asia’s most eventful aviation event. Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This...
February 19, 2016
The Air Transat app will enable GEE wireless IFE capabilities. Photo: Air Transat [Avionics Today 02-19-2016] Passengers aboard Air Transat’s Boeing 737 fleet can now access Global Eagle Entertainment’s (GEE) app-based Airtime Content-to-Go In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) service. Airtime Content-to-Go...
February 18, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-18-2016] Gilat is bolstering its investment in phased array antenna systems in hopes of securing a foothold in the aeronautical connectivity market. The company, which already has some phased array antennas on the market, is looking for partners in the aviation space, viewing aeronautical connectivity applications as the biggest market. Digital rendering of Gilat’s phased array...
February 18, 2016
Photo: BendixKing [Avionics Today 02-18-2016] Honeywell Aerospace’s BendixKing division has begun shipping the next-generation BendixKing AeroWave 100, an Inmarsat Class 15 system that provides...
February 17, 2016
Icelandair will offer gate-to-gate Wi-Fi for passengers. Photo: Icelandair [Avionics Today 02-17-2016] Icelandair and Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) announced the introduction of gate-to-gate Wi-Fi connectivity on the airline’s full fleet of aircraft. Passengers flying on Icelandair-operated flights between North America and Europe can now...
February 11, 2016
JetBlue data-themed plane. Photo: JetBlue [Avionics Today 02-11-2016] JetBlue is launching a Technology Ventures unit, a wholly owned subsidiary that will invest in, incubate and partner with early stage startups at the intersection of technology, travel and hospitality. As the first corporate venture capital subsidiary in Silicon Valley backed by a U.S...
February 10, 2016
Lufthansa Electronic Flight Bag system. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 02-10-2016] Star Alliance partners Lufthansa Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines have selected Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) Navaero Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solutions...
February 9, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-09-2016] JetBlue has announced plans to pursue a redesign on its A320 cabins, complete with 10-inch, high-definition seatback In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) screens, satellite-based streaming video and, most importantly, free gate-to-gate Internet connectivity for passengers. The U.S.-based airline hasn’t upgraded the cabin technology on its fleet since the first flight in 2000, and...
February 9, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-09-2016] Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, in partnership with Saint Gobain...
February 8, 2016
Gogo test aircraft. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 02-08-2016] Gogo added nearly 1,100 commercial and business aircraft with broadband connectivity technologies to its installed fleet in 2015...
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