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October 31, 2013
Airline passengers are now allowed to use personal electronic devices (PEDs) throughout all phases of flight, the FAA said Thursday.    FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made the announcement based on recommendations from the PED Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), which included representatives from airlines, aircraft manufacturers and in-flight connectivity providers that determined aircraft...
October 28, 2013
Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a new contract with Gogo to provide its satellite-based in-flight connectivity service across its commercial fleet of 77 aircraft. Gogo’s Ku-satellite in-flight...
October 15, 2013
United Airlines launched its 100th in-flight Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft and plans on having nearly 200 aircraft equipped with the service by the end of 2013, the carrier said Monday.      The in-flight connectivity service, powered by Panasonic*, is being installed on 30 aircraft per month across United's fleet of...
October 14, 2013
Ireland national carrier Aer Lingus is launching in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity service on its fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft with AeroMobile.      [Aer Lingus A330. Photo, courtesy of Aer Lingus.]    AeroMobile, a U.K.-based telecommunications GSM service provider...
October 11, 2013
Elkhart, Ind.-based private jet charter carrier Travel Management Company (TMC) has completed the activation of Aircell's new ATG 2000 in-flight voice and Internet systems for its fleet of Hawker 400XPs.    The ATG 2000, launched by...
October 3, 2013
Airlines and operators have increased their mobile air travel services in recent years, but the majority of airline passengers are not yet ready to start buying airline tickets from their smartphones, according to a new survey conducted by SITA.    SITA conducted its 2013 Passenger IT Trends Survey of 2,500 airline passengers at six of the world's busiest airports, including Abu Dhabi, Atlanta...
October 2, 2013
Gogo subsidiary Aircell unveiled a new equipment package providing Internet and voice service for business jets Monday, ATG 2000.    The new package provides Internet and voice services for light jets and turboprops with fewer users at "affordable" prices, the company said. Travel Management...
October 1, 2013
Avionics manufacturer Astronics Corp., in an effort to increase its aircraft electronics business, on Tuesday announced its $12 million acquisition of aircraft antenna systems provider AeroSat.    The acquisition will help expand Astronics into the production of fuselage and tail-mounted antenna...
September 27, 2013
FAA is proposing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the replacement of certain older Honeywell cockpit displays on Boeing 737 and 777 family aircraft due to their vulnerability to Wi-Fi interference.    The agency said the Honeywell phase 3 display units (DU) are susceptible to radio frequency emissions in Wi-Fi frequency bands at "radiated power levels below the level that the displays...
September 26, 2013
FAA's rules regulating the use of personal electronic devices (PED) on commercial aircraft are expected to change by 2014, as a federal advisory panel meets this week to complete its recommendations for changing the regulations.  (Photo: Internet OnAir on Emirates A380 Passenger connects onboard Emirates' A380 Copyright - Emirates.) An Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) consisting of PED...
September 25, 2013
FAA has issued Supplemental Type Certification for the navAero tablet electronic flight bag (EFB) system on the Bombardier DHC-8-400 Series aircraft.      (navAero tablet EFB with UAID. Photo, courtesy of navAero.)   The STC authorizes Class 2 Tablet EFB provisions for installation on the DHC-8-400. According to navAero, all installations...
September 24, 2013
Global Eagle has a new agreement with satellite communications provider Thaicom to begin developing in-flight connectivity service for airlines within the Asia Pacific region.    Row 44, a Global Eagle subsidiary, will provide the hardware and...
September 12, 2013
Avionics equipment manufacturers and in-flight entertainment and connectivity service providers announced a series of new partnerships and service offerings designed to enhance passengers' in-flight experience at this week's Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and International Flight Services Association (IFSA) Expo in Anaheim, Calif.     Gogo announced a new service, Gogo...
September 10, 2013
Panasonic Avionics is looking to boost in-flight connectivity speeds for commercial airlines flying over South America, as the company announced it will begin using Telesat's new Anik G1 satellite in the region.    Telesat deployed Anik G1 in May with the goal of meeting the growing demand for satellite communications over South America. Aircraft equipped with...
September 10, 2013
Thales and Inmarsat announced a new agreement Tuesday at the APEX Expo in Anaheim, Calif., that will make Thales a marketing partner for Inmarsat's in-flight connectivity solutions.    Under the new agreement, Thales' TopSeries in-flight entertainment and connectivity...
September 5, 2013
JetBlue is on track to launch ViaSat's Ka-band satellite in-flight connectivity service this fall, after securing FAA type certification to begin installing the service on its fleet of Airbus A320s.    The New York-based airline has an agreement with Aviation Technical Services (ATS) to begin the installations on...
September 3, 2013
IFE Services has a new partnership agreement with Betria Interactive to begin introducing the FlightPath3D moving map to commercial aircraft.      (FlightPath3D moving map. Photo, courtesy of Betria.)   FlightPath3D, an in-flight moving mapping service, was recently deployed on flights for...
August 23, 2013
Delta is continuing its investment in in-flight technology systems, as the carrier plans to launch a new in-flight connectivity service for its flight attendants next week.    The service, provided by Gogo and accessed through Windows Phone 8 handheld devices, will allow flight...
August 19, 2013
South American carrier LAN Airlines recently began testing a new in-flight connectivity system from Thales on an Airbus A320.      The system, TopSeries AVA, is being flight tested on an Airbus A320. According to Thales, the system allows passengers to connect their own portable...
August 16, 2013
Satellite-based Wi-Fi provider Global Eagle signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the necessary infrastructure to support Chinese airlines, as they begin to increase access to...
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