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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...
June 24, 2013
American Airlines has replaced its paper flight manuals with electronic flight bags and discontinued paper revisions to terminal flight charts.      The airline completed testing of its iPad EFB in April, and has been granted approval from FAA to use EFBs during all phases of flight on all of its current fleet of...
June 24, 2013
FAA on Friday announced its decision to delay an ongoing safety assessment of the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight on commercial aircraft.    In January, the agency assembled a government-industry aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) tasked with determining the safety risks associated with expanding the in-flight use of PEDs on commercial flights. The ARC is...
June 19, 2013
Thales demonstrated the results of its in-flight entertainment (IFE) research and development efforts at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, displaying flat-screen displays designed for aircraft cabins with eye-tracking and gesture-control capabilities.     (Stuart Dunleavy of Thales, demonstrating the in-flight gesture control system. Photo: Avionics Magazine)   Stuart Dunleavy, Thales vice...
June 11, 2013
JetBlue is doubling its contract commitment for in-flight connectivity with ViaSat to $20 million, upgrading its 2011 agreement to deploy the first Ka-band commercial aviation broadband network on its commercial aircraft fleet.      ViaSat's in-flight Wi-Fi service, Fly-Fi, is powered by Exede Internet. In addition to the new contract upgrade, JetBlue will be billed for bandwidth charges...
May 10, 2013
In-flight connectivity could be faster and accessible to more commercial and business aircraft in a few years, under a proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish a terrestrial-based air-to-ground mobile broadband service for aircraft flying in the National Airspace System (NAS).   The proposal would establish an air-to-ground Internet service first proposed to the...
April 22, 2013
Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) signed a multi-year agreement with Panasonic Avionics to provide its EmPower In-Seat Power Systems for installation with Panasonic's In-Flight...
April 18, 2013
During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on aviation safety on Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) requested a decision from FAA by the end of the year on expanding the in-flight use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) on commercial flights.    McCaskill has been a strong advocate for the issue in recent months, writing a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta expressing her concern...
April 16, 2013
Gogo subsidiary Aircell has completed the acquisition of LiveTV LLC's Airfone business unit. The acquisition includes LiveTV's 1 MHz air-to-ground spectrum license, and the Airfone in-flight communications service, network infrastructure and operational...
April 12, 2013
Honeywell and Boeing announced a new technical services agreement Wednesday to research and develop high-speed in-flight wireless connectivity. Under the agreement, the two companies will develop technologies for Boeing aircraft, including the 787, 777, 737 Next-Generation and 747-8.   The joint research team will test and develop hardware, software and potential services...
April 11, 2013
Two of the biggest companies in the in-flight connectivity industry, Thales and Gogo, announced a new partnership this week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. The partnership will combine Thales' TopConnect in-flight entertainment cabin system with Gogo's connectivity solutions to offer line-fit solutions to carriers worldwide.      (Gogo's Test Aircraft. Photo, courtesy of...
April 9, 2013
OnAir is expanding the in-flight connectivity program for Saudia, national carrier of Saudia Arabia, to include commercial flights between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and most of the airline's worldwide destinations.    Mobile...
April 9, 2013
Row 44 has completed installation of its in-flight entertainment system on 60 of Norwegian Air Shuttle's Boeing 737-800 aircraft, making it the first European airline to offer video-on-demand service to passengers' Wi-Fi-enabled devices. ...
April 2, 2013
Philippines national carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) signed an in-flight connectivity deal with OnAir, to launch GSM and Wi-Fi service later this year. The airline will retrofit its fleet of Airbus A330s and Boeing 777-300ERs with  Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir in May, followed by the global GSM and Wi-Fi service later this year.  OnAir’s mobile service enables voice communications, SMS...
March 21, 2013
Malaysia Airlines on Thursday launched a six-month trial for its cabin crew to begin using iPads to enhance in-flight services for passengers on A380 flights. The iPads are part of SITA’s digital cabin crew system, CrewTablet...
January 29, 2013
Gilat Satellite Networks' subsidiary Wavestream has been awarded a contract by Honeywell to supply Ka-band transceivers for integration into airborne antenna systems to provide in-flight connectivity to the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) network. Scaled production for the transceivers is expected to begin in 2014. Honeywell and Inmarsat signed an agreement in April 2012 to provide global...
January 22, 2013
Row 44, of Westlake Village, Calif., said its in-flight entertainment and connectivity service, which includes high-speed Internet, shopping, destination services, and real-time flight map with updates, has been installed on 400 Southwest Airlines aircraft, the companies said Tuesday. "The 400th installation of broadband capabilities on our fleet is a particularly significant milestone for...
January 16, 2013
United Airlines launched in-flight connectivity powered by Panasonic Avionics’ Ku-band satellite service on its first commercial flight Tuesday. United is the first U.S.-based carrier to offer passengers Wi-Fi internet connectivity on long-haul trans-oceanic flights. The first plane to be outfitted...
January 15, 2013
Passenger connects onboard Emirates' A380 via OnAir airborne connectivity system. OnAir, a key service provider in the in-flight connectivity arena, is hoping for a banner year in 2013. Ian Dawkins, CEO, OnAir told In-Flight Connectivity Insider 2013 will be the year when in-flight connectivity becomes part of the mainstream for airline and business aviation passengers alike. “Airlines are starting...
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