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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American Airlines has withdrawn its legal dispute with IFC provider Gogo.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...
February 19, 2016
If you’ve been keeping your eyes to the skies over Singapore you should have no problem acing this week’s Avionics News Quiz! See if you can identify all the contracts won and contracts lost this week, or just take a peek at some of the biggest news, technologies, and partnerships to come out of Asia’s most eventful aviation event. Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This...
February 19, 2016
The Air Transat app will enable GEE wireless IFE capabilities. Photo: Air Transat [Avionics Today 02-19-2016] Passengers aboard Air Transat’s Boeing 737 fleet can now access Global Eagle Entertainment’s (GEE) app-based Airtime Content-to-Go In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) service. Airtime Content-to-Go...
February 18, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-18-2016] Gilat is bolstering its investment in phased array antenna systems in hopes of securing a foothold in the aeronautical connectivity market. The company, which already has some phased array antennas on the market, is looking for partners in the aviation space, viewing aeronautical connectivity applications as the biggest market. Digital rendering of Gilat’s phased array...
February 18, 2016
Photo: BendixKing [Avionics Today 02-18-2016] Honeywell Aerospace’s BendixKing division has begun shipping the next-generation BendixKing AeroWave 100, an Inmarsat Class 15 system that provides...
February 17, 2016
Icelandair will offer gate-to-gate Wi-Fi for passengers. Photo: Icelandair [Avionics Today 02-17-2016] Icelandair and Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) announced the introduction of gate-to-gate Wi-Fi connectivity on the airline’s full fleet of aircraft. Passengers flying on Icelandair-operated flights between North America and Europe can now...
February 11, 2016
JetBlue data-themed plane. Photo: JetBlue [Avionics Today 02-11-2016] JetBlue is launching a Technology Ventures unit, a wholly owned subsidiary that will invest in, incubate and partner with early stage startups at the intersection of technology, travel and hospitality. As the first corporate venture capital subsidiary in Silicon Valley backed by a U.S...
February 10, 2016
Lufthansa Electronic Flight Bag system. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 02-10-2016] Star Alliance partners Lufthansa Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines have selected Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) Navaero Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solutions...
February 9, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-09-2016] JetBlue has announced plans to pursue a redesign on its A320 cabins, complete with 10-inch, high-definition seatback In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) screens, satellite-based streaming video and, most importantly, free gate-to-gate Internet connectivity for passengers. The U.S.-based airline hasn’t upgraded the cabin technology on its fleet since the first flight in 2000, and...
February 9, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-09-2016] Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, in partnership with Saint Gobain...
February 8, 2016
Gogo test aircraft. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 02-08-2016] Gogo added nearly 1,100 commercial and business aircraft with broadband connectivity technologies to its installed fleet in 2015...
February 8, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-08-2016] The U.S.-based arm of NetJets is preparing to introduce Cessna's Citation Latitude into its fleet of more than 700 business jets this summer. NetJets executives told Avionics Magazine that the Latitude will serve as a replacement for its Citation Sovereign and Hawker 800 XP aircraft.     NetJets Signature Series Cessna Citation Latitude. Photo: NetJets.   At the...
February 5, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-05-2016] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S.  Department of Transportation (DOT) have agreed to establish a Federal Interagency Working Group to more effectively collaborate on issues, including the safe and secure use of consumer communications onboard domestic commercial aviation flights. This agreement builds on the productive, collaborative interagency...
February 5, 2016
[Avionics Today 02-05-2016] Honeywell has completed the acquisition of Canada-based COM DEV International, a leading satellite and space components provider of switches and multiplexers. COM DEV will be part of the company's Defense and Space business and will drive...
February 5, 2016
Believe it or not there was news this week that didn’t involve possible ATC reform and the cleverly named AIRR Act (for it or against it you have to admit, that is a well thought-out acronym). Take your mind off of the state of our ATC system for a moment and delve into some of the other big aviation headlines with our Friday news quiz (OK, there’s one question about ATC reform, but we’re...
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