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January 21, 2016
Opening of Inmarsat’s Singapore office. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Today 01-21-2016] Inmarsat has opened a new Singapore office, which is the company’s largest facility in Asia Pacific region. The new facility will expand the company’s presence amidst an uptick in demand for services in the region. Inmarsat’s investment in the 19,500 foot...
January 19, 2016
[Avionics Today 01-19-2016] The FAA has expressed a “strong desire” to position Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) as an enterprise solution once the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in July 2015 enter into force in November of this year. AeroMACS, a new broadband data link that has the ability...
January 15, 2016
Did you miss us? Don’t worry, our weekly news quiz is back and newsier than ever! No, more aviation-y than ever. Okay, both. And if you know how much money Bombardier lost this week to cancelled aircraft orders after their restructure and what the FAA has asked airline pilots to stop doing, you’ll do just fine. Give it a try! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This Week's Avionics...
January 15, 2016
MIL-STD-1553 & ARINC-429/717 Ethernet Bridge Converter. Photo: Alta Data [Avionics Today 01-15-2016] Alta Data Technologies has released eNetX-MA4, a network product for rugged applications that provides real-time Ethernet conversion for MIL-STD-1553/ARINC-A429/717 interface. Alta’s eNet product family implements a...
January 15, 2016
Long-haul routes with Wi-Fi equipped aircraft. Photo: Routehappy [Avionics Today 01-15-2016] More airlines than ever before committed to equipping aircraft for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) in 2015, according to Routehappy’s yearly “Global State of In-Flight Wi-Fi” report, released Jan. 14. As most airlines rolling out equipage in 2015 have reached near or full completion, now, more than...
January 11, 2016
[Avionics Today 01-11-2016] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is setting its sights on the 93 percent of the international aviation market that has yet to equip with In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). Dave Davis, CEO of IFC and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) content provider GEE, spoke at the 2016 Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference in Las Vegas last week, revealing that the company is focusing...
January 7, 2016
Vistara, an Indian carrier, has equipped its fleet of A320’s with SITAOnAir’s network technology. Photo: SITAOnAir [Avionics Today 01-07-2016] SITA and SITAOnAir have completed the joint implementation of aircraft communications, airline operations and network connectivity for Vistara, the joint venture between TATA Sons and Singapore Airlines. SITA completed the deployment within a 16-week...
December 31, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-31-2015] Flyht Aerospace Solutions has granted a non-exclusive license to use certain Intellectual Property (IP). The license is granted to a technology company for an aggregate license fee of $2.5 million, payable in the first quarter of 2016. The licensed IP includes Flyht software and hardware technology that is currently sold...
December 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-29-2015] In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) is becoming ubiquitous with air travel, and doing so at a rapid clip. In the world of aviation, where progress is often glacial at best, a year doesn’t always mean much for one segment of the industry, but with Internet popping up on fleets everywhere and providers working to move IFC from its “dial-up” phase to DSL, 2015 has been a...
December 28, 2015
SITA will provide Egyptair with connectivity to improve operational efficiency. Photo: SITA [Avionics Today 12-28-2015] Egyptair has signed a five-year contract with air transport...
December 18, 2015
CEOs do a lot of talking. As the face of the company, they push out yearly guidance, put a positive spin on bad news, field analyst questions as gracefully and effortlessly as prima ballerina, and sometimes — if we’re lucky — take a couple of jabs at their competitors. As 2015 comes to a close we’ve put together a little quiz for you to test your knowledge of some of this...
December 18, 2015
Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 12-18-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has struck a deal with Shareco to launch GEE’s Airconnect In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution aboard 10 aircraft operated by the Hainan Airlines (HNA) Group of China. Shareco will lead the commercial and operational planning for the program...
December 16, 2015
Aeromobile has launched an in-flight 3G network. Photo: Aeromobile  [Avionics Today 12-16-2015] AeroMobile, mobile network operator, in conjunction with Panasonic Avionics, has launched an in-flight 3G network. The...
December 14, 2015
Gulfstream GIV. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 12-15-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace has received approval from the FAA to install the Gogo Business Aviation UCS 5000 smart cabin system on Gulfstream GV and GIV aircraft. With the upgrade, passengers...
December 14, 2015
The JetSmarter app. Photo: JetSmarter [Avionics Today 12-14-2015] With connectivity and mobile applications changing the landscape for business and commercial aviation alike, private aviation is seeing the impact in the palms of their hands. Mobile marketplace applications that allow users to book private jets directly from their smartphones, such as PrivateFly, Ubair and JetSmarter, are looking to...
December 11, 2015
The holidays are fast approaching, but not fast enough if you ask us. In the meantime there’s lots of juicy gossip on the aviation circuit to keep you occupied in the cold weather. Who knows, maybe Gogo will unveil its commercial 2Ku launch for Christmas this year. If news like that has you looking forward to the holidays, man have we got a quiz for you. Check it out! And don't forget to send us your...
December 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-10-2015] Satcom Direct has transmitted data via Jet ConneX and validated its services over both the Inmarsat I-5 F-1 and F-2 satellites, becoming the first business...
December 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-09-2015] Gogo CEO Michael Small is bullish about what the company’s new satellite-based connectivity offering will bring to the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market, including loosening bandwidth constraints and aftermarket domination. Hot on the heels of the FAA’s certification of the 2Ku technology and ahead of the offering’s rapidly approaching commercial launch set...
December 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-8-2015] Virgin America Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Peter Hunt told analysts at the third annual Credit Suisse Industrials Conference that the airline expects to grow at roughly 10 percent annually through the end of the decade. The executive also said the California-based carrier will continue to invest in the Airbus A320, and eventually the A321, as the...
December 7, 2015
Norwegian Air Shuttle has launched Live TV trials on some of its flights. Photo: Norwegian Air Shuttle Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle have introduced Live TV as a commercial service aboard the airline’s flights from the U.S. to the Caribbean. Norwegian flights from...
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