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April 7, 2014
In a recent presentation at the Aircraft Maintenance Summit in London, Euroconsult analyst Wei Li said that by the end of 2012 there were 940 commercial aircraft connected by satellites. According to the Paris-based company’s research, there are 2,600 commercial aircraft connected in total. Li said Euroconsult has forecast a 5 percent take rate by passengers, and that there are 56 airlines offering...
April 1, 2014
[Avionics Today April 1, 2014] Gogo subsidiary Aircell has expanded its business jet in-flight connectivity service to Canadian airspace in a service allowing business jet aircraft passengers and crews to access the Internet...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] Aircell, the business aviation division of Gogo, has received STCs from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation of its in-flight connectivity and entertainment platform onboard...
March 25, 2014
[Avionics Today March 25, 2014] Swiss airframe manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft gave its 6-year-old single-engine turboprop, PC-12 NG, a connectivity-fueled avionics overhaul for 2014 to celebrate the first delivery of the original PC-12 20 years ago.      Honeywell Primus Apex avionics on Pilatus PC-12 NG. Photo, courtesy of Pilatus.   Since first introducing the PC-12 in 1994...
March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] Elliott Aviation has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for the activation and use of Aircell Wi-Fi products in Hawker jets, the Moline, Ill.-based FBO said.      Elliott Aviation Technician, Rick Jennings...
March 18, 2014
Gogo's business aviation subsidiary, Aircell, has announced a new in-flight communications system for business jets, the ST 4300.    The system features voice, narrowband data and cockpit data link services in a single system...
March 14, 2014
BendixKing unveiled its path to General Aviation (GA) connectivity at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Via an Ethernet jack, low gain antennas and satellite connectivity with international over-ground coverage, aircraft owners can deploy in-flight connectivity in both cockpit and cabin.     BendixKing's AeroWave 100.   An Ethernet jack for plug-in to...
March 12, 2014
Though Gogo and Row44 in-flight connectivity investments have fallen short of financial returns expectations — since passengers have been unwilling to pay for connectivity — Ku- and Ka-band deployment marches on. Meanwhile, both short and long haul aircraft are slated for upgrades with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress and GX aviation services, to provide more options and global high-speed...
March 4, 2014
[Avionics Today March 4, 2014] Private aviation service provider NetJets is introducing NetJets Connects, an in-flight connectivity service that allows...
February 14, 2014
Aircell, Gogo's business aviation group, has surpassed 2,000 Gogo Biz system installations.    Gogo Biz was first introduced June 2009, to bring Gogo's in-flight connectivity service to business jets. According to Gogo, by...
February 7, 2014
[Avionics Today February 7, 2014] Honeywell and Inmarsat have finalized the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the aircraft avionics of GX Aviation.   In October, Honeywell signed an agreement with ARINC to bring Inmarsat's GX Aviation — which uses Ka-band satellites to provide higher...
February 3, 2014
[Avionics Today February 3, 2014] Gogo is doubling the size of the facility for its business aviation division, Aircell, anticipating growth in an industry that has been sluggish in recent years.    The in-flight connectivity provider is...
January 2, 2014
The electric starter-generator system TopStart is Dassault’s choice for its Falcon 5X business jet. The Falcon 5X engine Snecma Silvercrest has control laws that sync well with TopStart according to Guy Lefebvre, Thales president. The TopStart unit includes three electronic control units and...
January 2, 2014
Panasonic Avionics and China Telecom Satellite Communications Limited signed a definitive agreement to develop in-flight connectivity solutions for Chinese airlines. The agreement will provide 39 Panasonic customer airlines flying into and over...
December 31, 2013
The Airfone air-to-ground communications network meets its end this New Year’s Eve Tuesday, Dec. 31. However, as Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 arrives, ASiQ Limited will deliver an alternative to the decommissioned service and Aircell costly replacement options.    The new service, dubbed Grrrilla, is a combination narrow and broadband system that connects to global cellphone networks and shares...
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...
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...
May 22, 2013
Amjet Executive SA, a business jet operator based in Athens, Greece, is operating the first Dassault Falcon 7X business jet to be equipped with OnAir's in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity and mobile phone services.      (Dassault Falcon 7X. Photo...
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 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...
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