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October 6, 2016
Constant Aviation maintenance technician working on an aircraft. Photo: Constant Aviation [Avionics Magazine 10-06-2016] As Gogo Business Aviation continues toward the scheduled launch of its 4G service in the first half of 2017, the in-flight connectivity company has...
October 5, 2016
Photo: FAA [Avionics Magazine 10-05-2016] September is a hectic month: the leaves are changing, kids are going back to school and of course, football is starting. But if you were too busy racking your brain for Halloween costume ideas to stay up to date on the hottest news in the Avionics industry, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our countdown of the most-read articles last month...
October 1, 2016
  With Wi-Fi in the passenger cabin now commonplace for today’s traveling public, the cockpit represents the next major aircraft domain for IP connectivity to make its mark. From real-time weather updates to flight planning and predictive maintenance, the business case for IP-driven cockpit connectivity is here. But the question of how long it will take for operational connectivity to become...
October 1, 2016
  With deeper pockets and a clientele that delight in the having the latest technology at their finger tips, business jets are often ahead of the curve when it comes to technology adoption. But even with OEMs and operators driven to invest in and incorporate the latest in-flight connectivity systems onboard their planes, many feel weighed down by the lack of “blow you away” tech available...
October 1, 2016
This is the dawn of a golden age of aviation Big Data and information management. Never before has so much data been available to inform day-to-day operational decision making with insight, safety and security. Aviation industry partners and competitors alike are committed to evolving network infrastructure to better serve customers by delivering more data faster and enabling value-added services and...
September 30, 2016
Mohamed El-Hout, MEA Chairman DG, and Barbara Dalibard SITA CEO shaking hands at MEA headquarters. Photo: SITA [Avionics Today 09-30-2016] Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) has signed a new five-year master...
September 30, 2016
SmartSky 4G LTE Network rendering. Photo: Smartsky [Avionics Today 09-30-2016] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified SmartSky Networks’ SmartSky 4G radio system, clearing the way for deployment of the SmartSky 4G Air-to-Ground (ATG) In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) network later this year, with nationwide service launching in mid-2017. SmartSky has previously declined to comment on...
September 29, 2016
An Air France Boeing 777-300ER. Photo: Air France [Avionics Magazine 09-29-2016] In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider Gogo has signed a deal with Air France-KLM to connect its...
September 28, 2016
A Gogo Tower. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Magazine 09-28-2016] Gogo has announced it is developing its next generation ground-based technology to better serve the connectivity needs of business and commercial aviation in North America. According to the company, this technology will offer a ground-like performance, including the ability to stream videos, for business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets...
September 28, 2016
Global 5000 Exterior. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Magazine 09-28-2016] Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has received a supplemental type certificate, for its Bombardier Wireless Access Virtually Everywhere (WAVE), In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution, which is now available for installation on all Bombardier...
September 26, 2016
Lufthansa A320. Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 09-26-2016] Lufthansa Technik AG has started installing the latest Ka-band satellite technology as standard equipment for the Lufthansa Group's entire Airbus A320 aircraft family. Together with partners Inmarsat and Lufthansa Systems, the Ka-band satellite...
September 20, 2016
[Avionics Today 09-20-2016] Kymeta, creator of the mTenna technology, has formed a new aviation partnership program development agreement with antenna solutions supplier Tecom. The two companies will merge Kymeta's flat-panel satellite antenna technology into an aviation-grade terminal to provide Ku-band satellite connectivity for commercial airliners and business jets.      Kymeta's Mtenna...
September 14, 2016
Seated from left to right: Otto Gergye, Inmarsat Aviation’s Vice President of Airline Market Development, Song Zhen, MCN Vice President, and Zhu Yanbo, ADCC Vice President, are joined by colleagues to celebrate the signing of a MoU at ATC Global in China. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Today 09-14-2016] Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN) and Aviation Data Communication...
September 13, 2016
[Avionics Today 09-13-2016] Kymeta and antenna-manufacturer Tecom, have struck a partner development program agreement for the aviation market. Under the terms of the...
September 13, 2016
[Avionics Today 09-13-2016] Avionics and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) provider Thales has teamed up with satellite-operator SES to build a network that will deliver what they believe will be the “most efficient in-flight connectivity experience” to passengers flying over the Americas. The companies announced their Ka-band High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) solution, FlytLIVE, is planned to begin...
September 9, 2016
SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A320. Photo: SAS [Avionics Today 09-09-2016] Scandinavia’s SAS is installing ViaSat Wi-Fi on its fleet as part of a full cabin upgrade on its...
September 1, 2016
Airbus A320-200 OH-LXF of Finnair in Rome Fiumicino Airport, Italy. Photo: Wikimedia Commons [Avionics Magazine 09-01-2016] Finnair has announced it has signed an agreement with ViaSat to install a high-speed wireless Internet network across the airline’s...
August 31, 2016
Gogo’s new COO John Wade. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 08-31-2016] Gogo has promoted John Wade to the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer of...
August 30, 2016
Pro Line Fusion for King Air turboprops. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 08-30-2016] Rockwell Collins has been licensed to sell satellite services in Brazil, providing business, commercial and government aviation customers with access to new services from the company. Anatel, Brazil’s telecommunications agency, authorized the global...
August 24, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 08-24-2016] Inmarsat has issued Final Type Approval (FTA) for Honeywell Aerospace’s JetWave hardware, which enables broadband connectivity for aircraft under the new Global Xpress (GX) Aviation satellite network. Approval follows certification of the hardware by the FAA and EASA earlier this year, clearing the way for entry into commercial service for the new equipment. ...
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