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December 19, 2012
In-flight connectivity company Gogo and SES have partnered to deliver Gogo broadband services aboard commercial airliners flying over the North Atlantic Ocean Region, Europe and the United States, the companies said Dec. 19. Three SES satellites — SES-1 serving continental United States; NSS-703 serving the North...
December 18, 2012
Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce says he is confident the company can make a strong impact in all areas of the in-flight connectivity business, including cabin and cockpit connectivity, particularly with the launch of its Ka-band Global Xpress satellites next year. Pearce said he sees Ku-band as “an interim technology” for the commercial connectivity market, saying it...
December 18, 2012
Greenwich AeroGroup's Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of the Iridium OpenPort Aero system on the Bombardier Challenger 601-3A/3R, 604 and 605 models. The mobile broadband system leverages Iridium’s worldwide...
December 12, 2012
Sabena Technics has contracted a cabin modification project for two Airbus A320 and one Airbus A318 with an undisclosed Middle East VIP operator. Within the scope of this contract, Sabena Technics said it is carrying out VIP cabin modification as well as satcom systems installation. The work is being performed by Sabena...
December 12, 2012
Rockwell Collins Venue cabin management and HD entertainment system was recently installed by Jet Aviation Basel and delivered on an Airbus A319 CJ, the avionics manufacturer said Tuesday. The updated cabin features HD monitors and digital audio throughout the aircraft for watching Blu-Ray movies and other high-resolution content, such as real-time flight information...
December 6, 2012
Banyan Air Service, based at Florida's Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), completed the second of two Bombardier Challenger 604s with the Aircell AGT-4000 Gogo in-flight internet system. One of the installations included the Aircell Axxess two-channel Iridium system, while both aircraft were certified for Wi-Fi in the cabin. The avionics installation was done at the...
December 4, 2012
Lufthansa German Airlines on Tuesday said it has began testing the BoardConnect in-flight entertainment system from Lufthansa Systems on an Airbus A320 stationed in Munich. The Lufthansa Systems system will enable passengers in business and economy class on flights from Munich to 34 short- and medium-haul destinations to watch movies, read digital newspapers and...
December 4, 2012
Etihad Airways on Monday launched its Etihad Wi-Fly in-flight Internet and mobile connectivity service, powered by the Panasonic Avionics Global Communications Suite. The airline’s first aircraft equipped with Panasonic’s communications technology, an Airbus A330-200, took flight today for Brussels, offering high-speed broadband Internet connectivity as well as data and mobile phone services...
November 21, 2012
Satellite operator Telesat signed a long-term contract with Panasonic Avionics to provide additional aeronautical broadband service over Latin America. This agreement represents a pre-launch sale for Telesat’s new Anik G1 satellite and comes on the heels of the contract Panasonic signed for Telstar 11N...
November 21, 2012
Qatar Airways’ first flight with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner featured inflight Wi-Fi Internet and...
November 13, 2012
Photo courtesy Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines is determined to bring its passengers the very best in-flight connectivity experience and be at the cutting edge of providing these services. The airline, with its young fleet and large investments is the connectivity systems, is looking to build upon its reputation of cutting edge in-flight entertainment systems with the addition of high-speed...
November 8, 2012
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. signed an agreement to acquire Row 44 and an 86 percent stake in Advanced Inflight Alliance (AIA) to create "the largest entertainment and connectivity platform for the worldwide airline industry." Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Germany-based AIA is the leading supplier of games, movies, general entertainment and applications to the...
November 5, 2012
A research report released Monday predicts Ka-band connectivity for in-flight applications will hit 6,000 by 2020. According to the latest findings from IMS Research, Ku-band will be the most popular technology at the end of 2015; with Ka-band becoming the market leader by 2020. Of the predicted 15,300 connected aircraft at the end of 2021, it is projected that 39 percent will utilize Ka-band...
November 1, 2012
Inmarsat has enhanced its SwiftBroadband technology capabilities and plans to focus on the continued development of its L-band services for aviation, the company announced at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) annual conference on Oct. 31. The enhanced SwiftBroadband capabilities will become available in 2013 and will include introducing high data rate...
October 30, 2012
Honeywell Aerospace signed an agreement to make OnAir the distributor of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band aircraft connectivity services to the business and general aviation community. The five-year agreement was signed at the 2012...
October 29, 2012
Aircell said Avjet Corp., an international provider of aircraft charter and management solutions, has reached the mid-point in a program to equip its charter fleet with Aircell’s Gogo Biz in-flight Internet service. More than 50 percent of Avjet’s charter aircraft now offer the service. Gogo Biz allows passengers and flight crews to...
October 25, 2012
An airborne testing in Germany last month gathered data on the future collaboration of Europe’s two satellite navigation systems: Galileo and the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS). The helicopter used a variety of maneuvers to test how satnav...
October 18, 2012
In-flight entertainment and communications systems provider Panasonic Avionics, of Lake Forest, Calif., signed an agreement with operator Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) to secure additional Ku-band capacity on the AsiaSat 5 satellite, an agreement that will bring new capacity and improve in-flight connectivity service over the Middle East and India. The agreement builds on an...
October 17, 2012
Row 44, of Westlake Village, Calif., was selected by Russian airline UTair Aviation to provide inflight connectivity services. With the Row 44 platform, UTair will provide its passengers with the ability to enjoy high-speed, reliable Internet access, as well as premium entertainment content, including a selection of live TV channels, delivered directly to their...
October 16, 2012
Asian airlines are ramping up their in-flight connectivity efforts with the likes of Thai Airways, Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines making significant announcements to equip their fleets with the latest systems. Singapore Airlines recently announced a new deal with Inmarsat, and Thai Airways is also launching new in-flight connectivity services this year. Japan Airlines (JAL) is another such airline...
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