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July 11, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 07-11-2016] Airbus and Boeing both released their 20-year global market forecasts on the first day of the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. Airbus was less optimistic in it’s long term view of global demand for passenger jets, predicting airlines will require 33,000 new aircraft worth $5.2 trillion in the next two decades, while Boeing increased it’s 2016 outlook by 4.1...
July 5, 2016
[Avionics Today 07-05-2016] Commercial operators in the Asia Pacific are facing new challenges as they look to equip with In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) to satiate new passenger demands, including the world’s highest passenger growth rate, alongside tough regulations and lacking connectivity options. In fact, according to the fifth Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) Market Forecast, in...
June 27, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 06-27-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Aviation In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service for the Airbus A320 aircraft family. The satellite service provider sees the certification as bringing GX one step closer to being available as a linefit or retrofit option on every major Airbus and Boeing...
June 16, 2016
WSI Total Turbulence application. Photo: The Weather Company [Avionics Today 06-16-2016] The Weather Company, an IBM Business, has announced a deal with Gogo Business Aviation that aims to enable the delivery of real-time turbulence reports and alerts directly to pilots, dispatch and other operations personnel. Gogo will be implementing Weather's patented Turbulence Auto PIREP System...
June 15, 2016
Passenger using in-flight Wi-Fi. Photo: United [Avionics Today 06-15-2016] Panasonic Avionics has selected Arqiva, a communications infrastructure and media services company, to provide its hosting, connectivity and teleport...
June 15, 2016
Delta Private Jets MRO hangar. Photo: Delta Private Jets [Avionics Today 06-15-2016] Gogo and Delta Private Jets have signed an agreement to deliver a 4G In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service to DPJ's customers. DPJ, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, plans to equip its fleet of...
June 15, 2016
[Avionics Today 06-15-2016] ViaSat’s Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development for Enterprise Services Bill Sullivan wants to know how they and other In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) providers will compensate for Snapchat. Social media user with smartphone. Photo: Jisc “Internet content is rapidly changing — it’s like playing a game of whack-a-mole. You adjust to one piece of...
June 13, 2016
Gulstream G650. Photo: Gulstream [Avionics Today 06-13-2016] An unnamed customer has tapped TrueNorth Avionics Simphone In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) system for a Gulfstream G650. The...
June 10, 2016
Netflix homepage. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 06-10-2016] Aeromexico is launching a pilot program to provide complimentary in-flight access to streaming video...
June 10, 2016
Photo: Eutelsat Panasonic Avionics has booked additional capacity on the Eutelsat 172A satellite to deliver broadband connectivity and TV services to commercial airlines over the Pacific Ocean region. Located at 172 degrees east, the satellite enables Panasonic to bridge the West Coast...
June 10, 2016
The 2016 Global Connected Aircraft Summit took place this week in Los Angeles, where all the movers and shakers in the industry came together to discuss and figure out creative solutions to making in-flight Wi-Fi more like what the passenger is used to on the ground. It’s no surprise, then, that there’s lots of in-flight-connectivity-related questions this week. Let’s hope you get a...
June 9, 2016
[Avionics Today 06-09-2016] Representatives from Boeing and Airbus are looking toward new aircraft systems, standards and satellite designs to enable adaptable In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solutions in the future. During the 2016 Global Connected Aircraft Summit, which took place this week in Los Angeles, California, the representatives said that airframers can look to support evolving iterations of IFC by...
June 8, 2016
Bob Gourley moderates cyber security panel with Intelsat CIO Vinit Duggal, Thales Avionics CTO Fred Schreiner, and Cobham DIrector of Strategic Initiatives Nils Helle. [Avionics Magazine 06-07-2016] On the second day of the Global Connected Aircraft Summit 2016, a panel of aerospace experts from Cobham, Intelsat and Thales provided updates on the best practices that the entire aviation industry can use to...
June 7, 2016
A passenger using TrueNorth's Optelity in-flight connectivity service. Photo: TrueNorth Avionics. [Avionics Magazine 06-07-2016] TrueNorth Avionics has introduced Connected.aero, the company’s new airborne connectivity service at the Global Connected Aircraft Summit 2016. According to TrueNorth Avionics, Connected.aero will be aviation’s first hybrid cloud solution designed to amplify bandwidth...
June 7, 2016
The worldwide coverage for BendixKing's AeroWave 100 service. Photo: BendixKing. [Avionics Magazine 06-07-2016] BendixKing, a division of Honeywell International, announced that Textron Aviation has recently completed the first installation and customer delivery of its AeroWave in-flight internet solution on a Cessna Citation CJ3. The AeroWave system is now approved by Textron...
June 6, 2016
Zetta Jet aircraft and fleet. Photo: Zetta Jet [Avionics Today 06-06-2016] Private airline Zetta Jet has selected ViaSat to supply global In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service...
June 6, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 06-06-2016] Today is the start of the third annual Global Connected Aircraft Summit (GCA Summit) presented by Avionics and Via Satellite. Here are 7 panel discussions and presentations to look forward to at the event. As a reminder, you can view the entire Global Connected Aircraft Summit agenda here. We encourage you to attend ALL of the sessions!   Participants at the GCA Summit...
June 3, 2016
A C-130. Photo: U.S. Air Force/Osakabe Yasuo [Avionics Today 06-03-2016] The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded ViaSat a non-competitive, firm-fixed-price contract to provide senior leaders and their support staff with Ku-band and Ka-band communications...
June 3, 2016
Rendering of American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 06-03-2016] American Airlines has selected ViaSat to outfit its new Boeing 737 MAX fleet with ViaSat’s In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service. ViaSat also delivers its in-flight internet service to carriers...
June 1, 2016
  In an aircraft hangar, a maintenance technician accesses the history of a faulty part, calls in advice from a superior on how to best fix it and logs the maintenance work, all with a few verbal commands and with his hands still in the aircraft. In an airport lounge, a customer service representative for an airline is able to pull information on a VIP customer in seconds and help speed him to his...
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