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Day: 7 March 2016

#Airline Passenger Experience#Aviation Matters#In-Flight Connectivity#Technically Speaking

As Wi-Fi Space Race Intensifies, Gogo Takes Bold Leap to Global Coverage

Gogo has announced a new Major Capacity Agreement with satellite company Intelsat on the Intelsat Globalised Network, becoming the anchor tenant for the world’s first GEO/LEO Shared Network, Intelsat/OneWeb.

“Gogo’s open strategy gives us the ability to look to the entire satellite market for innovation, and Intelsat’s EpicNG satellites combined with OneWeb’s LEO constellation offers numerous advantages for aviation,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small.

#Airlines#Aviation Matters#The Competitive Edge

Capital, Competition, and Technology are Focus of Fresh Leadership in United Board

Following the recent announcement that United Airlines President and CEO, Oscar Muñoz, will return to lead the company on March 14 after a period of convalescence from a heart transplant operation, the airline announces three new independent directors appointed to the United Board.

There selection reveals a focus by the airline on improving its access to and management of capital, strengthening its position among global carriers in the aviation political landscape, and developing an organisation at a the cutting edge of technology.

#Airlines#Aviation Matters

Partnerships More Important than Ever, Says Etihad CEO

In his keynote address to the Global Aerospace Summit, held as part of the Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week, James Hogan, President and Chief Executive of Etihad Airways said partnerships are more important than ever in a global economy.

“To become a competitive global network carrier today is incredibly challenging,” Hogan said. “Partnerships allow us to compete effectively and give us scale and differentiation, as well as reducing cost and delivering major benefits, including operational cooperation, more consumer choice and competition, and job creation.”