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June 16, 2015
GX Aviation. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Today 06-16-2015] Honeywell Aerospace and Inmarsat have completed the first phase of hardware and satellite network flight tests for GX Aviation broadband services, which they promise can deliver in-flight wireless connectivity similar to what is available at home or in the office. The JetWave-branded hardware enables airplanes to connect to Inmarsat’s Global...
June 15, 2015
Rockwell Collins MultiScan Threat track will be featured on Alafco’s 85 A320 aircraft. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Rockwell Collins will pursue a series of initiatives that will increase capacity and expand the company’s ARINC global network throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The initiatives, aimed at proactively addressing growing air traffic and more...
June 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Medical flight diversions are extremely costly for airlines and can be difficult to deal with based on the route and diversion airport or area in which an operator has to land. However, as United Airlines Senior Vice President of Corporate Safety Michael Quiello discussed during a presentation at the 2015 Global Connected Aircraft Summit last week, telemedicine technology could...
June 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-12-2015] Experts from Zodiac, Cobham Satcom and Intelsat came together earlier this week to speak to the increasingly intense topic of aviation cyber security. During the 2015 Global Connected Aircraft Summit, at the “Cyber-Security: How Can a Connected Aircraft Manage This Threat?” session, the panelists addressed how fear and the progressively complex avionics and Air...
June 11, 2015
A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767–300. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 06-11-2015] L2 Consulting Services received an FAA-approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of the Cobham Satcom Aviator SwiftBroadband Satellite Communications System on Hawaiian Airlines 767-300 series aircraft, using Inmarsat's Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) Ground...
June 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-11-2015] As airlines grapple with ways to draw the most value from passenger connectivity, a fully free service is likely to stay out of reach for some time. In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) has turned into a boon for many satellite operators, along with other parts of the industry, but service providers cited the cost in Mbps as a reason passenger IFC may never be completely free. ...
June 10, 2015
Swiftbroadband coverage chart. Photo: Satcom Direct [Avionics Today 06-10-2015] Rockwell Collins announced that its ARINC aviation communications network is playing a central role in enabling Hawaiian Airlines’ operational evaluation of the Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) using Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband (SBB) service. SBB enables voice and Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting...
June 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-10-2015] On the first day of the Global Connected Aircraft Summit (GCAS), attendees heard perspectives on In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) from five different airlines, all with different perspectives on one of the industry's hottest topics right now. Executives and managers from United Airlines, Saudia Airlines, Icelandair, and Nok Air all had unique perspectives on the business models...
June 9, 2015
An Intelsat EpicNG satellite. Photo: Intelsat [Avionics Today 06-09-2015] Intelsat has introduced IntelsatOne Flex for distribution partners serving the commercial air transport market. IntelsatOne Flex aggregates Intelsat’s global and Intelsat EpicNG High Throughput Satellite (HTS) fleet and the IntelsatOne terrestrial network into a simplified ecosystem that enables Intelsat’s distribution...
June 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-08-2015] XipLink, along with service partner Rockwell Collins ARINCDirect and routing technology partner International Communications Group, Inc. (ICG), announce the first production business aviation customers are now in service. The...
June 1, 2015
Aireon global space-based ADS-B diagram. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 06-01-2015] Iridium Communications has completed the first successful integration of the Aireon payload on an Iridium Next satellite. This is a key technical milestone toward the first launch of Iridium Next and the first...
June 1, 2015
The A6 Alliance of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and Eurocontrol are collaborating to define the provision of the New Pan-European Network Services (NewPENS). Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 06-01-2015] The A6 Alliance of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and Eurocontrol are working together on defining a major piece of communications infrastructure required to underpin...
May 27, 2015
Gogo’s 2Ku antenna. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 05-27-2015] Gogo has received the first of two Standard Type Certificates (STCs) from the FAA that will be required for the next generation 2Ku satellite connectivity service. The initial certification will allow Gogo to conduct...
May 26, 2015
Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800 with line fit in-flight connectivity. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 05-26-2015] Boeing has delivered Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800...
May 21, 2015
IFE systems on board an Avianca Airbus A330. Photo: Javier Franco (Wikipedia) [Avionics Today 05-21-15] Avianca Holdings has selected Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) to provide the In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) service onboard its subsidiary airlines...
May 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Honeywell Aerospace will offer a full suite of satellite communication solutions to Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 aircraft. The suite includes the AMT-700 antenna, which will be standard on all new G500/G600 aircraft, and provides improved voice and data connectivity in the cabin and cockpit through the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband service...
May 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Communications equipment manufacturer Avionica has seen a surge in business aviation adopting its miniQAR MK III and 3G wireless module with its avSYNC software for flight data management and Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) services.   “Avionica's avSYNC data transfer...
May 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Gogo is looking to 2Ku deployment and additional Air-to-Ground (ATG) capacity to enable the connected aircraft and expand revenue capabilities. Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference yesterday, Gogo Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Norman Smagley laid out the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider’s plans to drive...
May 19, 2015
Photo: ViaSat   [Avionics Today 05-19-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has selected ViaSat as the sole source Ku-band equipment supplier to outfit Gulfstream's large cabin business jets with ViaSat Yonder...
May 19, 2015
Swiftbroadband coverage chart. Photo: Satcom Direct   [Avionics Today 05-19-2015] Inmarsat announced flight and lab tests of High Data Rate (HDR) capabilities for SwiftBroadband have been successfully completed. The new service, developed by Inmarsat, Honeywell Aerospace and...
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