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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...
June 1, 2016
In aviation circles, professionals prefer the conceptual term “connected network” to the consumer-products-sounding Internet of Things (IoT). While IoT may not adequately describe the technical and commercial potential of satellite-based data communications in all things aviation, the growth of connectivity in the industry needs no debate. “15 years ago, less than 10 percent of the...
May 31, 2016
Inmarsat’s GX Coverage Map for the Jet Connex in-flight connectivity system. Photo: Satcom Direct [Avionics Today 05-31-2016] Satcom Direct (SD) claims it is the first to activate Jet ConneX service for business aviation...
May 27, 2016
Business jet passengers using Gogo. Photo: Gogo. [Avionics Magazine 05-27-2016] Gogo's business aviation division announced at this week's European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) that the company's Gogo Cloud wireless content delivery network is expanding in Europe.  Gogo Cloud is currently available at the Jetex FBO at Paris-Le Bourget...
May 27, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 05-27-2016] A survey conducted by Inmarsat and GfK to provide insight on airline passenger travel preferences revealed that passengers now not only expect broadband services to be offered as standard during flights, but more than half would prefer in-flight connectivity to in-flight meals. Between August 2015 and March 2016, Inmarsat and market research company Gfk conducted the survey...
May 26, 2016
[Avionics Today 05-26-2016] Honeywell signed an agreement with Empire Aviation Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect connectivity services and products for the cabin and cockpit. The technologies, developed by Honeywell's recent acquisition, Satcom1...
May 24, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 05-24-2016] The earliest announcements at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) have shown major avionics companies are seeing the greatest demand from the business aviation community centered around aircraft connectivity. While some of the industry's most well-known manufacturers of enhanced vision technology, aircraft weather radars and Flight Management...
May 24, 2016
Dassault has signed a connectivity contract with Viasat for its Falcon 8X. Photo: Dassault [Avionics Today 05-24-2016] ViaSat signed a multi-year agreement with Dassault Aviation to deliver a bundled global Ku-band broadband services offering, inclusive of in-cabin network equipment and In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service...
May 24, 2016
Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 05-24-2016] Inmarsat’s broadband In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service is moving closer to launch as Rockwell Collins announced it had validated the network’s performance as well as a number of its own value-added...
May 20, 2016
Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 05-20-2016] Gogo has partnered with aerospace software specialist PACE to connect the company’s flight optimization application, the Pacelab Flight...
May 16, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 05-16-2016] Executives from Boeing and Inmarsat discussed future implications for connected aircraft operations during a panel discussion held at Honeywell's Deer Valley headquarters last week. Attendees, which were mostly journalists from around the world, received program updates from Inmarsat and Honeywell on the Global Xpress (GX) Aviation network and JetWave onboard hardware. ...
May 11, 2016
JCSAT 5A satellite coverage, which will provide in-flight connectivity to airlines over Japan through the Gogo contract. Photo: JCSAT 5A [Avionics Today 05-11-2016] Gogo and Asian satellite communications provider Sky Perfect JSAT have entered into partnership for increased satellite-based In-Flight Connectivity...
May 10, 2016
MIL-STD-1553 Ethernet data acquisition unit. Photo: AIT [Avionics Today 05-10-2016] Avionics Interface Technologies (AIT) has introduced a new network appliance for streaming MIL-STD1553 bus data over Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs), the eDAQ-1553. The new product...
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