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March 14, 2016
[Avionics Today 03-14-2016] Air Europa is launching Wi-Fi In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service on its fleet of long haul aircraft. The Wi-Fi service is supported by satellite coverage and the eXConnect...
March 9, 2016
[Avionics Today 03-09-2016] Over the next decade, government and military end users in the United States and around the world are going to continue to unlock and establish innovative new uses of satellites to support broadband communications and the transfer of mission-critical data and information on a daily basis. The challenge for individual satellite operators will be adapting to the unique...
March 8, 2016
[Avionics Today 03-08-2016] After unveiling a Part 27 rotorcraft Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Lynx NGT-9000 Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out product line last week at Heli Expo 2016, L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) has announced approval for new Lynx capabilities. The avionics manufacturer has received Technical Standard Order (TSO)...
March 8, 2016
Four of the world's biggest aircraft In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) and aviation satellite service and hardware providers gathered at the SATELLITE 2016 Conference & Exhibition to discuss the continued evolution of the overall ecosystem for the connected aircraft. While executives from Inmarsat, Gogo, ViaSat, Panasonic Avionics, and Hughes have different views on ideal satellite bands and airline...
March 7, 2016
[Avionics Today 03-07-2016] Gogo has announced a new long-term agreement with Intelsat to leverage what the company refers to as the "the first shared GEO/LEO satellite network for in-flight connectivity." Under the new agreement, Gogo's in-flight connectivity technology will be supported by Intelsat's multi-layered Ku-band capacity Epic NG high throughput geosynchronous (GEO) satellites combined...
March 4, 2016
Our editors have been very busy hitting up Heli-Expo this week to sneak a peek at all the new tech rotor manufacturers are packing into their cockpits. But have no fear, we haven’t forgotten to provide you with this week’s Avionics News Quiz. Take a shot at it and make us proud! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This Week's Avionics News Quiz! Our new Avionics News Quiz is...
March 4, 2016
[Avionics Today 03-04-2016] New High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems have taken aim at the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market, promising to deliver more bandwidth and wider “pipes” to airborne aircraft. HTS capacity is being brought to the forefront of the commercial aircraft connectivity realm as two major IFC providers — Gogo and Panasonic Avionics — struck huge capacity deals...
March 3, 2016
Honeywell Connected Helicopter Technology on Display at Heli Expo 2016. Photo: Honeywell Aerospace. [Avionics Today 03-02-2016] Similar to the trend in the evolution of cockpit avionics Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) capabilities over the last decade, helicopter broadband connectivity is still behind the fixed-wing market in terms of reliability, high data rates and providing a true...
March 1, 2016
[Avionics Today 03-01-2016] Gogo will upgrade its satellite modem for use with its next generation 2Ku and Ku satellite technologies. The modem will begin flight testing on Gogo's Boeing 737 test lab aircraft, known as the Jimmy Ray, in the coming months, with the company anticipating commercial delivery to begin in 2017. According to Gogo, the new...
February 29, 2016
Flightcell DZMx. Photo: Aspen Avionics [Avionics Today 02-29-2016] Flightcell International will use a proprietary version of Aspen Avionics’ CG-100 Connected Gateway System (CGS) to enable pilots and passengers of both fixed-wing and rotary aircraft to receive and send data communications. Flightcell will use Aspen’s CG-100 as a wireless router and, when combined with...
February 26, 2016
Thales will develop the ground component for the European Aviation Network. Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 02-26-2016] Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has selected Thales to develop and manufacture a Complementary Ground Component (CGC) terminal for its European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution. Inmarsat unveiled EAN last year as the first aviation passenger...
February 25, 2016
Rendering of the SES 14 satellite for which Panasonic Avionics has contracted capacity to expand its IFC capabilities. Photo: SES [Avionics Today 02-25-2016] Panasonic Avionics has struck two major, multi-year, High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity agreements with SES to serve aeronautical and other markets across the Americas. Panasonic Avionics contracted for capacity on the SES 14 and SES 15...
February 25, 2016
 [Avionics Today 02-25-2016] Gogo is citing its move to open architecture systems as a draw for airlines, including American Airlines, which is looking to jump to Gogo’s competitor ViaSat. CEO Michael Small emphasized the open architecture aspect of its 2Ku antenna technology during the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider’s fourth quarter conference call on Feb. 23, which he says will...
February 25, 2016
Connectivity, connectivity, connectivity. All the news this week seems to be about major deals concerning in-flight Internet. In the spirit of this week’s Internet wins for the flying community at large, we encourage you to take this week’s Avionics News Quiz from 35,000 feet up! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This Week's Avionics News Quiz! Our new Avionics News Quiz is...
February 24, 2016
Swiss' new Boeing 777-300ER during takeoff. Photo: Swiss International Air Lines  [Avionics Today 02-24-2016] Swiss International Air Lines announced the first of nine Swiss Boeing 777-300s has entered into service providing...
February 24, 2016
Jay Monroe, chairman and CEO, Globalstar (left) and Avidyne’s President and CEO, Dan Schwinn, sign new partnership agreement. Photo: Globalstar  [Avionics Today 02-24-2016] Globalstar has entered a strategic partnership with integrated avionics and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) systems producer Avidyne Corporation to develop...
February 23, 2016
The SES 14 satellite for which Gogo has contracted capacity alongside SES 15. Photo: SES  [Avionics Today 02-23-2016] Gogo has contracted SES for major High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam and wide beam capacity aboard two of SES’s next-generation HTS satellites, SES 14 and SES 15, which are set for launch in 2017. The...
February 23, 2016
Qantas has selected ViaSat as its connectivity provider for domestic flights. Photo: Qantas  [Avionics Today 02-23-2016] ViaSat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with Qantas Airways, Australia's largest domestic and international airline, to provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) to Qantas passengers on its...
February 23, 2016
American Airlines has withdrawn its legal dispute with IFC provider Gogo. Photo: Gogo  [Avionics Today 02-23-2016] Gogo announced on Feb. 22 that American Airlines has dismissed the declaratory judgment action it...
February 22, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-22-2016] Cobalt's Co50 Valkyrie five-seater, single-engine piston aircraft has not yet obtained FAA Part 23 certification, but that hasn't stopped the manufacturer from achieving $50 million in pre-orders of the Valkyrie and Valkyrie X within the first 90 days of launching both. David Loury, founder and CEO of Cobalt, says the company has a solid avionics package in place and that Cobalt...
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