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January 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-13-2015] Two companies whose businesses thrive on connectivity, SITA and OnAir, have formed the joint organization SITA OnAir to help airlines realize the full potential of the connected aircraft. The new joint organization, formed Jan. 1 of this year, plans to set the benchmark for nose-to-tail connected aircraft solutions, regardless of fleet...
January 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-13-2014] Late last month Rockwell Collins announced the completed integration of the international trip planning company ARINC Incorporated into its Information Management Services (IMS) business unit. This marks the completion of the largest acquisition in Rockwell Collins history. The $1.4 billion decision to purchase ARINC from the Carlyle Group came in 2013 in face of growing...
January 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-12-2015] Kevin Deal, vice president of Aerospace & Defense at IFS North America puts on his Google glasses and predicts the top five trends he sees making a big impact on Civil Aviation (CA) Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) in 2015. A maintenance tech monitoring aircraft health via an iPad app. Photo: Boeing 1. Mobile comes of age with maintenance “at-the-asset"...
January 9, 2015
Global Eagle Entertainment CEO Dave Davis. Photo: Row 44 [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] In-Flight entertainment and connectivity provider Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is not worried that burgeoning demand for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services will cannibalize the more established world of traditional content, Dave Davis, CEO of GEE said at the Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference...
January 7, 2015
A Hong Kong Airlines Flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 01-07-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) will provide In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and content services for the entire fleet of Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) aircraft...
January 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-06-2014] United Airlines has expanded Gogo’s ATG-4 Wi-Fi offering to the first of its United Express regional aircraft. The airline will outfit more than 200 E175, E170 and CRJ700 regional jets with the Air-to-Ground (ATG) product. By mid-2015, United expects to...
December 23, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-23-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) announced Supplemental Type...
December 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-19-2014] Honeywell has partnered with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) to design, develop and build a new high-technology laboratory in Puerto Rico to test Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). As aircraft become more and more entrenched in connectivity, it also becomes necessary to know exactly how electromagnetic forces, such as those from Personal Electronic...
December 18, 2014
SmartLynx Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 12-18-14] Latvia-based charter carrier SmartLynx Airlines has gained approval to operate in a paperless cockpit environment, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad as its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution. SmartLynx Airlines gained the clearance...
December 17, 2014
Gogo to Power Alaska Airlines Entertainment Offering. Photo: Alaska Airlines [Avionics Today 12-17-14] Gogo Vision will power Alaska Airlines new streaming video entertainment...
December 17, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-17-2014] The cross industry task-force established by the International Transportation Aviation Association (IATA) to evaluate aircraft tracking safety technology and procedures following the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, recently submitted its recommendations to close the gaps in aircraft tracking capabilities to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)...
December 16, 2014
Cabin enabled with the Ovation Select system. Photo: Honeywell [Avionics Today 12-16-2014] Jet Aviation Geneva has selected Honeywell Aerospace’s Ovation Select cabin management system for installation on a...
December 15, 2014
GEE to deliver IFE to WestJet personal devices. Photo: WestJet [Avionics Today 12-15-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has announced it will manage Canada’s low-cost carrier...
December 15, 2014
MUOS TRAF antenna. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 12-15-2014] With the United States Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) expected to achieve global communications coverage next year, Lockheed Martin recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS’ new capabilities into warfighters’ hands faster. Developed by Lockheed...
December 12, 2014
American Eagle Embraer 175 regional jet rendering. Photo: American Airlines [Avionics Today 12-12-2014] American Airlines and Gogo have announced a contract whereby the aviation connectivity provider will deliver in-flight Wi-Fi services to the air carrier’s...
December 12, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-12-2014] Gogo’s success with its Air-to-Ground (ATG) network hasn’t convinced the company to stay safely in this comfort zone; instead, it has prompted the in-flight Internet service provider to expand to satellite. This was the sentiment CEO Michael Small shared with investors at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference earlier this week. Small believes ATG just...
December 11, 2014
iPad screenshot of WSI Pilotbrief Optima app. Photo: WSI [Avionics Today 12-11-2014] SiriusXM and WSI Corporation have introduced the SiriusXM SXAR1 Portable Aviation Receiver and updated WSI aviation app, which combine with WSI’s Pilotbrief Optima to give...
December 11, 2014
Passenger using ANA Takeoff Mode app. Photo: ANA [Avionics Today 12-11-2014] All Nippon Airways has launched a new smartphone app designed to relax passengers during takeoff. Japan’s largest airline found that 72 percent of United States airline passengers surveyed felt anxious before flying, with takeoff...
December 11, 2014
International aviation organizations unite against cyber threats. Photo: college.usatoday.com [Avionics Today 12-11-2014] Five international aviation organizations have signed a new cybersecurity agreement to focus their respective actions on cyber threats against the global aviation system. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI), Civil...
December 11, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-11-2014] ClipperJet CEO James Occhipinti is looking to bridge the gap between premium first class commercial airline travel and private aviation. When the California-based private jet operator launches ClipperJet in early 2015 it will feature a new "country club"-style business model, according to Occhipinti, in which aircraft connectivity will be key.     ...
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