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Airline Industry News, Trends, Analysis

Day: 28 July 2016

#Aircraft#Aviation Matters#In-Flight Connectivity#Technically Speaking

Lufthansa Technik Gets STC Approval to Install Inmarsat GX Aviation on A340s

Inmarsat has announced that its partner Lufthansa Technik, the Hamburg-based technical division of the Lufthansa group of companies, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to install Global Xpress (GX) Aviation system antennas on Airbus A340 aircraft.

The European aviation regulatory body found that Lufthansa Technik’s installation processes of a Honeywell Aerospace designed Ka-band antenna for GX Aviation onboard an Airbus A340 were successful and in keeping with regulatory standards.

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#Airline Passenger Experience#Airlines#Internet of Things (IoT)#Technically Speaking

Wearables Upgrade: SAS Introduces Samsung Gear S2 Smart Watch App

SAS and it’s innovation division SAS Labs, have cast another vote of confidence on wearables by launching a new digital companion app for the Samsung Gear S2 smart watch. The airline also offers an Apple Watch app, introduced last year.

Besides functioning as a wearable boarding pass, the SAS Samsung Gear app gives the wearer updated flight departure information, gate details and confirms seat.