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The Future of In-Flight Connectivity, We Review Progress So Far

FlightChic has decided to put together a helpful reading list that may answer your key questions about In-Flight Connectivity.

The industry has made a big commitment to aviation connectivity, from Wi-Fi, which allows us to stay in touch with the ground, to the complex infrastructure that will enhance airlines’ flight safety worldwide. A lot is happening in this sector, and there is a lot of competition.

woman on tablet on plane
Passenger Using Tablet On Connected Aircraft/Honeywell

A Quick Guide to Connectivity

This sector of the industry continues to be interesting and worth following closely.  I’ve done much of that this year, so I thought I’d share some of the highlights here.  You can continue to read more on this topic as new developments arise from all players here on FlightChic and other publications.

Here are some recent articles which could answer your most perplexing questions:

What about those confusing electronic device rules?  And how can in-flight connectivity make my passenger experience better?

Why Rules on In-Flight Electronics Are Still Complicated, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

FAA Details the Risks Airlines Must Asses to Approve Use of Personal Electronic Devices, Flight Chic

PED Ban for the Flight Deck–FAA Issues New Guidance, Flight Chic

How [Connected] Inflight Entertainment Saved JetBlue, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

Delta Just Raised the Sakes in the In-Flight Entertainment Arms Race, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

How the DOT May Ruin In-Flight Electronics Use, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

Why the In-Flight Call Ban On US Airlines Is Such a Big Deal, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

Who pays for all this in-flight connectivity?

Airlines Shouldn’t Count on Millennial Travellers to Pay for In-Flight Wi-Fi, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

One Company’s Non-Traditional Path to Free In-Flight Wi-Fi, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

Could Brands Turn In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Into Financial Security for Airlines? Flight Chic

Forget Legroom, Airlines Should be Focusing on the Web, Flight Chic Special Report, Sparksheet

How Far Will US Flyers Go fo In-Flight Wi-Fi? Flight Chic Special Reports, Skift

Gogo’s Plan to Bring In-Flight Entertainment to Flyer’s Own Devices, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

How’s the in-flight connectivity competition coming along?

How AT&T Plans to Beat Gogo at the In-Flight Wi-Fi Game, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

Honeywell & Gogo Heat Up their Head-to-Head In-Flight Connectivity Battle–Using the Business-End of Aviation, Flight Chic

As AT&T Makes Moves for DirecTV, Did Connected IFE Just Get a Whole Lot More Entertaining? Flight Chic

With OnAir plug, In-Flight Wi-Fi Becomes as Useful to Airlines As It Is Attractive to Passengers, Flight Chic

Rockwell Collins Aligns With Inmarsat for In-Flight Connectivity, Flight Chic

Gogo Wi-Fi Services Launch on Japan Airlines’ Domestic Flights, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

There’s an In-Flight Connectivity Bubble That’s About to Burst, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

Why does bird-strike testing matter for in-flight connectivity radome antennae? 

Find out the financial impact of bird strikes in this Flight Chic Special Report for The Runway Girl Network.

What’s the deal with aircraft tracking? Why can’t we have a connected black box? And how can we prevent an aircraft from ever disappearing from the skies again? 

Malaysia MH370: What Questions Should We Ask Ourselves? Flight Chic

Explore all viable options to ensure MH370 isn’t repeated, Flight Chic Special Report, Runway Girl Network

Beyond the Black Box: Fixing Aviation’s Broken Communications Systems, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

UK on Black Box streaming: money drives delay, Flight Chic Special Report, Runway Girl Network

FLYHT Announces L-3 AFIRS 228S Aviation Recorders Obtain Airbus A320 Certification, Flight Chic

The Small Canadian Airline That Already Has the Flight-Tracking System of the Future, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

Making Sure Airplanes Don’t Disappear “Is Not Science Fiction”–Tyler, Flight Chic

Hawaiian Airlines First to Commit to New Satellite Safety and Aircraft Tracking System, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift

The State of Airline Tracking Six Months After the Disappearance of MH370, Flight Chic Special Report, Skift


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