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November 11, 2013
Gogo is raising its 2013 high-end outlook to $325 million and is looking to expand its network to more foreign carriers, following a big third quarter earnings report, the Itasca, Ill.-based in-flight connectivity provider said Monday.    During the third quarter, total revenue increased to $85.4 million, up 48 percent from the same period a year ago, despite a segment loss for North America...
November 5, 2013
American Airlines passengers can begin using their personal electronic devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight after the carrier received FAA approval for the expanded use Tuesday. The expansion was granted to American's entire mainline fleet as well as regional aircraft operated by their subsidiary American Eagle Airlines. Last week, the FAA announced its new...
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 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...
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...
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 7, 2013
In-flight connectivity provider Gogo on Wednesday issued its first quarterly earnings report as a publicly traded company, reporting a net loss of $72.6 million for the second quarter, five times the net loss of $13.1 million seen in the same period last year.      The company attributes the net loss to increased expenses, including $44.8 million from accounting for derivative instruments...
July 25, 2013
Panasonic Avionics on Thursday signed an agreement with China Telecom Satellite Communications (China Telecom Satellite) to support in-flight connectivity in the dynamic and growing Chinese market.    The signing of the memorandum of understanding will make possible the first ever provision of in-flight connectivity...
July 10, 2013
Thales on Tuesday named Dominique Giannoni as the new chief executive of its California-based in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) business.      Giannoni first joined the company as the...
July 9, 2013
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the first airline to launch commercial flights featuring the TriaGnoSys in-flight GSMConneX connectivity hardware.    The first PAL aircraft to be retrofitted with GSMConneX is a Boeing 777-300ER.  According to TriaGnoSys, GSMConneX will allow passengers to...
July 9, 2013
Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are launching trial flights featuring in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity provided by Panasonic Avionics, the company said Thursday.    The trial phase will last for the remainder of...
June 26, 2013
JetBlue became the latest airline to begin replacing pilots' paper flight manuals with iPads, announcing FAA approval for iPad-based electronic flight bags (EFB) on Wednesday.      The airline has already begun distributing iPads to all 2,500 of its pilots, after completing a trial phase...
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