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October 23, 2015
There have been conference calls galore this week and we’ve been listening in on every single one so you don’t have to. Do you know whose programs are crashing, whose are soaring, and whose revenues are going bust? Take this week’s Avionics News Quiz and see what numbers you post for this quarter — in aviation knowledge that is! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This...
October 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-23-2015] Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Teledyne Controls have announced a strategic partnership to develop an integrated connectivity solution that will enable real-time operational aircraft data transfers during flight. The companies will combine Teledyne’s Wireless GroundLink Comm+ product suite with Panasonic’s Global Communications Service to provide cost...
October 21, 2015
Hughes HT Aero Modem. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 10-21-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered into an agreement with Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, to use Hughes’ Jupiter System HT Aero Modem to power GEE’s next-generation broadband aeronautical service...
October 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-20-2015] Inmarsat has signed a contract to provide high-speed In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services for passengers onboard Lufthansa’s European continental fleet. The contract, which follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced between Inmarsat and Lufthansa last month, formalises a 10-year strategic...
October 20, 2015
GEE’s new Network Operations Center in Chicago. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 10-20-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has unveiled its new Network Operations Center (NOC), which continuously monitors and manages connectivity and content systems worldwide. The new network operations center...
October 16, 2015
We’ve been awfully busy with our Avionics for NextGen conference this week, but not too busy to keep up with the latest headlines. We hope you can say the same! Take this week’s news quiz and let us know if you’re up to snuff! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This Week's Avionics News Quiz! Our new Avionics News Quiz is designed to challenge your knowledge on the latest...
October 14, 2015
Gogo’s new solution claims to enhance Wi-Fi for business customers. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 10-14-2015] Gogo has announced a new 4G connectivity solution for the business...
October 13, 2015
Aspen Avionics connected panel wireless cockpit system concept. Photo: Aspen Avionics [Aviation Today 10-13-2015] Aspen Avionics has been awarded a United States patent for its connected panel wireless cockpit system. Aspen first applied for the patent in 2011 and it stands as the industry’s only FAA-certified and patented avionics technology to safely interface wirelessly with non-certified mobile...
October 9, 2015
Have you been too busy trying to strike a deal with your corporate nemesis to keep up with the news? As long as you’re not a certain Canadian manufacturer, we hope you’ve been staying afloat on your own enough to peruse this week’s headlines. Unless you’ve been caught up streaming Netflix at 35,000 feet all week, then we understand. And even then, you should take this week’s...
October 7, 2015
Rendering of Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Today 10-07-2015] Inmarsat has inked a contract with Cobham Satcom, who will design and produce an advanced Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) terminal for its recently announced European Aviation Network high-speed In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution. The terminal will be a vital component in the European Aviation Network, which...
October 6, 2015
[Avionics Magazine 10-06-2015] With NextGen, In-Flight Connectivity (IFC), constant capacity restraints, and an ever-changing operations landscape, airlines have their work cut out for them when it comes to modernizing a fleet. Avionics Magazine caught up with Tim Leonard, director of flight operations and compliance and operations at Southwest Airlines, to see how one of the largest passenger airlines in...
October 5, 2015
Bombardier C Series aircraft. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 10-05-2015] Tech Mahindra has signed an agreement with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft to develop the Aircraft Ground Support System (AGSS) for Bombardier's Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS) for the C Series family of aircraft. The AGSS will facilitate real-time and post-flight recorded data...
October 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-05-2015] There’s a shift taking place in the In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider marketplace, one that you could see at this year’s Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Expo in Portland, Ore. “What’s changed from last year? Every satellite operator is here at this show because we are buying so much capacity,” David Bruner, vice president...
October 2, 2015
With APEX in full swing this week you might think that IFE and IFC are the only things making headlines, but have you kept up with the landmark agreement between the FAA and two other regulatory bodies announced this week? If you know what we’re on about, get ready to ace this week’s Avionics News Quiz. Good luck! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This Week's Avionics News Quiz...
October 2, 2015
Netflix and Virgin America now offer streaming video entertainment aboard certain Via Sat-equipped flights. Photo: Virgin America [Avionics Today 10-02-2015] Netflix and Virgin America are joining forces to provide complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi access that allows Netflix members to enjoy the...
October 1, 2015
Thales InFlyt Experience. Photo: Thales [Aviation Today 10-01-2015] Thales announced that SriLankan Airlines has become the first airline in the world to fly the Thales Avant In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) system with an application delivering live news and weather. The carrier’s Airbus A330-300 fleet will all feature this...
October 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-01-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has made a splash at the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo (APEX) in Portland, Ore. this year, announcing no less than 10 contract wins for everything from curating content for global airlines to an agreement with Sony to add music to airline In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) packages. While In-Flight Connectivity’s (IFC) impact on...
September 30, 2015
AirAsia Airbus A320 at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (LFBO) in France. Photo: Laurent Errera/Wikimedia Commons [Avionics Today 09-30-2015] AirAsia has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation to equip its aircraft with FlightLink, Panasonic’s aircraft tracking and flight deck communications system. Additionally, Panasonic will be providing its new AirMap suite of products enabling Aeronautical Operation...
September 30, 2015
FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo: Matthew Bisanz/Wikimedia Commons [Avionics Today 09-30-2015] Ultramain Systems, a developer of airline operational software, and Gogo are partnering to connect Ultramain’s aircraft maintenance applications.   "Aircraft maintenance reporting functions are traditionally accomplished using paper log books and...
September 30, 2015
Three 737-800s in Japan Transocean Air's livery. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-30-2015] Japan Transocean Air has selected Gogo’s 2Ku In-flight Connectivity (IFC) solution. The airline will fit its new Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 2Ku, as well as Gogo's wireless...
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