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March 14, 2014
BendixKing unveiled its path to General Aviation (GA) connectivity at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Via an Ethernet jack, low gain antennas and satellite connectivity with international over-ground coverage, aircraft owners can deploy in-flight connectivity in both cockpit and cabin.     BendixKing's AeroWave 100.   An Ethernet jack for plug-in to...
March 14, 2014
Thales signed a binding agreement to acquire JetBlue's subsidiary in-flight entertainment provider, LiveTV, for $400 million.    The acquisition is still subject to regulatory approval, and Thales is expecting to complete the purchase by mid-2014.  The Melbourne, Fla.-based LiveTV...
March 13, 2014
Gogo has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA and certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to install its Ku-satellite based connectivity...
March 12, 2014
Though Gogo and Row44 in-flight connectivity investments have fallen short of financial returns expectations — since passengers have been unwilling to pay for connectivity — Ku- and Ka-band deployment marches on. Meanwhile, both short and long haul aircraft are slated for upgrades with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress and GX aviation services, to provide more options and global high-speed...
March 5, 2014
[Avionics Today March 5, 2014] Israeli airline EL AL will be the European launch customer for ViaSat's Exede in-flight connectivity service.    The two companies are...
March 4, 2014
[Avionics Today March 4, 2014] Private aviation service provider NetJets is introducing NetJets Connects, an in-flight connectivity service that allows...
February 26, 2014
[Avionics Today Feb. 26, 2014] Curtiss-Wright brought a range of its innovative commercial and defense avionics solutions to Heli-Expo 2014, proving one of the oldest American companies is still breaking ground with industry firsts.  First established in 1929 as the result of a merger between early aeronautical innovators the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss, founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and...
February 18, 2014
LOT Polish Airlines has begun allowing its passengers to use their Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight.    The Polish carrier's...
February 14, 2014
Canadian airline WestJet signed a multi-year agreement with Panasonic Avionics to add wireless satellite-based in-flight connectivity to its fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft.    Under the agreement, Panasonic will provide stored content streamed...
February 14, 2014
Aircell, Gogo's business aviation group, has surpassed 2,000 Gogo Biz system installations.    Gogo Biz was first introduced June 2009, to bring Gogo's in-flight connectivity service to business jets. According to Gogo, by...
February 7, 2014
[Avionics Today February 7, 2014] Honeywell and Inmarsat have finalized the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the aircraft avionics of GX Aviation.   In October, Honeywell signed an agreement with ARINC to bring Inmarsat's GX Aviation — which uses Ka-band satellites to provide higher...
February 3, 2014
[Avionics Today February 3, 2014] Gogo is doubling the size of the facility for its business aviation division, Aircell, anticipating growth in an industry that has been sluggish in recent years.    The in-flight connectivity provider is...
January 30, 2014
[Avionics Today January 30, 2014] Iraqi Airways has signed with a new in-flight entertainment content provider, IFE Services, for Hollywood and...
January 30, 2014
Russian carrier Transaero Airlines, following a trend spreading from the United States to the international aviation community, has added in-flight connectivity to its aircraft.     Ku-band satellite-based Wi-Fi...
January 30, 2014
Japan Airlines (JAL) is adding the Gogo Vision service to its domestic fleet. The service allows passengers to rent movies and television shows and...
January 29, 2014
[Avionics Today January 29, 2014] LiveTV is the first company to pass a more stringent bird strike testing requirement for large domes mounted on top of aircraft, with proper installation enforced by the FAA.    Previously, the FAA accepted a probability analysis for the test validation and did not require actual bird...
January 28, 2014
[Avionics Today January 28, 2014] Seaborne Airlines has become the first Caribbean carrier to offer gate-to-gate cell phone use. ...
January 7, 2014
In-flight connectivity over Canadian airspace has entered a new era as the first phase of Gogo's air-to-ground (ATG) Wi-Fi network went live in the region on Monday, Jan. 6.    Once complete, Gogo will have the first ever air-to-ground network deployed within...
January 2, 2014
Panasonic Avionics and China Telecom Satellite Communications Limited signed a definitive agreement to develop in-flight connectivity solutions for Chinese airlines. The agreement will provide 39 Panasonic customer airlines flying into and over...
January 2, 2014
The electric starter-generator system TopStart is Dassault’s choice for its Falcon 5X business jet. The Falcon 5X engine Snecma Silvercrest has control laws that sync well with TopStart according to Guy Lefebvre, Thales president. The TopStart unit includes three electronic control units and...
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