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December 12, 2014
American Eagle Embraer 175 regional jet rendering. Photo: American Airlines [Avionics Today 12-12-2014] American Airlines and Gogo have announced a contract whereby the aviation connectivity provider will deliver in-flight Wi-Fi services to the air carrier’s...
December 12, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-12-2014] Gogo’s success with its Air-to-Ground (ATG) network hasn’t convinced the company to stay safely in this comfort zone; instead, it has prompted the in-flight Internet service provider to expand to satellite. This was the sentiment CEO Michael Small shared with investors at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference earlier this week. Small believes ATG just...
December 11, 2014
iPad screenshot of WSI Pilotbrief Optima app. Photo: WSI [Avionics Today 12-11-2014] SiriusXM and WSI Corporation have introduced the SiriusXM SXAR1 Portable Aviation Receiver and updated WSI aviation app, which combine with WSI’s Pilotbrief Optima to give...
December 11, 2014
Passenger using ANA Takeoff Mode app. Photo: ANA [Avionics Today 12-11-2014] All Nippon Airways has launched a new smartphone app designed to relax passengers during takeoff. Japan’s largest airline found that 72 percent of United States airline passengers surveyed felt anxious before flying, with takeoff...
December 11, 2014
International aviation organizations unite against cyber threats. Photo: college.usatoday.com [Avionics Today 12-11-2014] Five international aviation organizations have signed a new cybersecurity agreement to focus their respective actions on cyber threats against the global aviation system. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI), Civil...
December 11, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-11-2014] ClipperJet CEO James Occhipinti is looking to bridge the gap between premium first class commercial airline travel and private aviation. When the California-based private jet operator launches ClipperJet in early 2015 it will feature a new "country club"-style business model, according to Occhipinti, in which aircraft connectivity will be key.     ...
December 10, 2014
A chart showing Swiftbroadband coverage. Photo: Satcom Direct [Avionics Today 12-10-14] Satcom Direct will increase Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband connection speeds through its Satcom Direct Router (SDR), which will support the ability to bond and aggregate multiple streaming connections in-flight. This...
December 10, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-10-2014] The European Space Agency (ESA) and Europe’s Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) program are teaming up and taking steps to boost efficiency in worldwide aircraft tracking, capacity and management through satellite-based communications. ESA’s Iris  program looks to create a satellite solution for advanced aviation communications and has...
December 9, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-09-2014] In an effort to assist with air transportation of aid workers and patients infected by the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus, Lufthansa has donated one of its aircraft, originally scheduled for retirement, to the German Foreign Office. With onboard communications provided by Panasonic Avionics, the three entities — Lufthansa, Panasonic Avionics and the German Foreign...
December 8, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-8-2014] Garmin unveiled its new Flight Stream 110/210 "Bluetooth wireless gateway," which enables connectivity and communication between select Garmin avionics and Garmin...
December 5, 2014
Bombardier Learjet 45. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 12-05-2014] Transport Canada has granted Star Navigation Systems Group a final Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install its STAR-A.D.S. system on a Learjet 45 aircraft operated by Skyservice Business Aviation. The STAR-A.D.S...
December 5, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-05-2014] Air France has recently announced its intent to enter into a three-month In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) trial on short and medium haul routes through French telecommunications provider Orange — who has, in turn, chosen Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) as its own technology and content partner. The airborne Wi-Fi trial, which will take place this in the summer of 2015 on two...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-04-2014] The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the MEDTEQ Consortium have confirmed grants to support the project for real-time telemedicine for emergency medical evacuation by air transport, manned by Star Navigation Systems Group and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)...
December 3, 2014
Thales Avant IFE system. Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 12-03-2014] Japan Airlines’ (JAL) new Boeing 787-8, which entered into revenue service on Dec. 1, has become the first carrier in...
November 26, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-26-2104] The Caribbean islands region can present some difficult weather-related flying environments, but aircraft connectivity is helping pilots in the region deal with those challenges everyday. Virgin Islands-based charter carrier Bohlke International's veteran aircraft fleet is proof that adding a tablet and Internet connectivity to legacy planes can provide enhanced situational...
November 24, 2014
Airberlin aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 11-24-2014] The Airberlin group, the second largest airline in Germany, has equipped the first two aircraft in its fleet with the new “airberlin connect” Wi-Fi service. The two Airbus A320s now offer a Wi-Fi system provided by Panasonic Avionics that...
November 24, 2014
United IFE on a personal device. Photo: United Airways [Avionics Today 11-24-2014] United Airlines customers using Android devices can now use the latest version of the United app to access the airline's complimentary personal device entertainment service. The service enables...
November 24, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-24-2014] AirMedia Group, an operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China, has partnered with China Telecom Satellite Communications (CTSAT) to jointly develop and operate a network for in-flight satellite connectivity services and multimedia cabin entertainment...
November 21, 2014
Passengers using Gogo. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 11-21-2014] United Airlines has selected Gogo to bring its in-flight Internet service to United's two-cabin regional jet fleet. Installation of Wi-Fi services, which will involve more than 200...
November 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-21-2014] SmartSky Networks, the engineers of an up-and-coming aviation communications network, has announced SatCom Direct as the exclusive business aviation service provider for the network when it comes available in 2016. SmartSky positioned itself as a main competitor for current connectivity top dog GoGo at NBAA last month when it announced its entry into the market alongside claims...
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