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October 9, 2015
Have you been too busy trying to strike a deal with your corporate nemesis to keep up with the news? As long as you’re not a certain Canadian manufacturer, we hope you’ve been staying afloat on your own enough to peruse this week’s headlines. Unless you’ve been caught up streaming Netflix at 35,000 feet all week, then we understand. And even then, you should take this week’s...
October 7, 2015
Rendering of Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Today 10-07-2015] Inmarsat has inked a contract with Cobham Satcom, who will design and produce an advanced Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) terminal for its recently announced European Aviation Network high-speed In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution. The terminal will be a vital component in the European Aviation Network, which...
October 6, 2015
[Avionics Magazine 10-06-2015] With NextGen, In-Flight Connectivity (IFC), constant capacity restraints, and an ever-changing operations landscape, airlines have their work cut out for them when it comes to modernizing a fleet. Avionics Magazine caught up with Tim Leonard, director of flight operations and compliance and operations at Southwest Airlines, to see how one of the largest passenger airlines in...
October 5, 2015
Bombardier C Series aircraft. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 10-05-2015] Tech Mahindra has signed an agreement with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft to develop the Aircraft Ground Support System (AGSS) for Bombardier's Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS) for the C Series family of aircraft. The AGSS will facilitate real-time and post-flight recorded data...
October 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-05-2015] There’s a shift taking place in the In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider marketplace, one that you could see at this year’s Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Expo in Portland, Ore. “What’s changed from last year? Every satellite operator is here at this show because we are buying so much capacity,” David Bruner, vice president...
October 2, 2015
With APEX in full swing this week you might think that IFE and IFC are the only things making headlines, but have you kept up with the landmark agreement between the FAA and two other regulatory bodies announced this week? If you know what we’re on about, get ready to ace this week’s Avionics News Quiz. Good luck! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This Week's Avionics News Quiz...
October 2, 2015
Netflix and Virgin America now offer streaming video entertainment aboard certain Via Sat-equipped flights. Photo: Virgin America [Avionics Today 10-02-2015] Netflix and Virgin America are joining forces to provide complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi access that allows Netflix members to enjoy the...
October 1, 2015
Thales InFlyt Experience. Photo: Thales [Aviation Today 10-01-2015] Thales announced that SriLankan Airlines has become the first airline in the world to fly the Thales Avant In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) system with an application delivering live news and weather. The carrier’s Airbus A330-300 fleet will all feature this...
October 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-01-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has made a splash at the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo (APEX) in Portland, Ore. this year, announcing no less than 10 contract wins for everything from curating content for global airlines to an agreement with Sony to add music to airline In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) packages. While In-Flight Connectivity’s (IFC) impact on...
September 30, 2015
AirAsia Airbus A320 at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (LFBO) in France. Photo: Laurent Errera/Wikimedia Commons [Avionics Today 09-30-2015] AirAsia has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation to equip its aircraft with FlightLink, Panasonic’s aircraft tracking and flight deck communications system. Additionally, Panasonic will be providing its new AirMap suite of products enabling Aeronautical Operation...
September 30, 2015
FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo: Matthew Bisanz/Wikimedia Commons [Avionics Today 09-30-2015] Ultramain Systems, a developer of airline operational software, and Gogo are partnering to connect Ultramain’s aircraft maintenance applications.   "Aircraft maintenance reporting functions are traditionally accomplished using paper log books and...
September 30, 2015
Three 737-800s in Japan Transocean Air's livery. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-30-2015] Japan Transocean Air has selected Gogo’s 2Ku In-flight Connectivity (IFC) solution. The airline will fit its new Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 2Ku, as well as Gogo's wireless...
September 29, 2015
Rockwell Collins' Paves on-demand IFE system Photo: Rockwell Collins  [Avionics Today 09-29-2015] Rockwell Collins’ Paves on-demand In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system is now offered for the Boeing 737 MAX. Rockwell Collins has also received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) with FAA validation for its Paves Wireless media...
September 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-29-2015] Leo Mondale, president of Inmarsat Aviation, is calling on airlines and Internet service providers to look to the future of aviation before equipping for aircraft cabin Wi-Fi. During a speech at the APEX Expo in Portland, Ore., yesterday, Mondale called the industry out on several concepts that still need to be addressed across the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) landscape.  ...
September 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-28-2015] ViaSat has received its first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its in-cabin distribution system. This is the first of two significant STCs ViaSat expects to obtain for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC)...
September 25, 2015
We hope you haven’t been too busy gearing up for APEX 2015 to keep your eye on the news! With Boeing cozying up to a certain country to help in their attempts to keep pace with skyrocketing air traffic, Inmarsat launching a major bid across Europe and BBA looking to buy out fellow business aviation FBO, Landmark Aviation, it’s been a busy week! Think you’re up on the latest in Aviation...
September 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-25-2015] W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) and Kontron, a manufacturer of embedded computer modules, boards and systems, have announced they will work together to meet the growing demands for quick and easy...
September 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-24-2015] Lufthansa has announced plans to launch broadband Internet on its short and medium-haul flights beginning in the summer 2016. Germany's largest carrier will introduce broadband powered by Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) aviation network, which launched its third satellite in the constellation at the end of August, making progress toward global commercial service introduction by...
September 23, 2015
NASA’s TASAR application can be seen in the far right screen. Photo: NASA/David C. Bowman [Avionics Today 09-23-2015] Two passenger airlines will soon test NASA-developed software designed to help air carriers save time and reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. During the next three years, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines will use the Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) application, to make Traffic...
September 22, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-22-2015] SoCal Jets has finalized a pair of new dealership agreements with Universal Avionics and TrueNorth Avionics. As part of the Universal Avionics authorized dealer network, SoCal Jets will serve as a value-added reseller of all Universal...
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