Gogo Amps Up Performance with NextGen In-Flight Wi-Fi Modem

Gogo has introduced its next generation modem into commercial airline service, which delivers more than 16x the throughput Gogo’s existing modem. The company expects the new modem will have more than sufficient throughput to support the next generation of high-throughput […]

Qatar Airways Picks Inmarsat GX Aviation Broadband

Qatar Airways will offer its passengers next generation Inmarsat GX Aviation in-flight broadband solution, becoming the first Middle East airline to select the platform. Under this agreement, Inmarsat (ISAT.L), provider of global mobile satellite communications, and Qatar Airways will deliver the […]

Qatar Airways Solves Electronics Ban with Loaner Laptops and USBs for Business Class Passengers

Qatar Airways has announced that it will loan laptops to Business Class flyers travelling on flights to the U.S. affected by the recent electronics ban for these routes.

Lufthansa’s FlyNet is Fast and Easy to Deploy

On Friday I joined other aviation journalists taking the new Lufthansa FlyNet service, powered by Inmarsat Global, for a joyride.

European Aviation Network Advances with Test of Key Satellite Infrastructure

Inmarsat has completed testing of key satellite infrastructure for its European Aviation Network (EAN), which will deliver high-speed broadband to European flights.

For the Umpteenth Time, No! You Cannot Hack a Plane Using IFE—But Those Who Try Should Be Prosecuted

The news cycle has returned to false claims of hacking aircraft through in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFE/IFEC) systems.

Southwest Adds Panasonic Global Connectivity Services, Extends GEE Wi-Fi Contract

Southwest Airlines has announced dual-sourcing of its onboard connectivity and entertainment, as new aircraft enter the fleet and aircraft without Wi-Fi are retired.

Air New Zealand Selects Inmarsat GX for Global In-Flight Wi-Fi

Air New Zealand has signed a contract for Inmarsat’s GX Aviation service which will deliver high speed Wi-Fi internet access to passengers on  its long and short-haul flights, with seamless global coverage. “We’re very excited about working with Air New […]

Panasonic Avionics and AeroMobile Deliver Global 3G Service in the Air

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and AeroMobile announce that the new 3G eXPhone system is now global available. Its technology builds Panasonic’s eXPhone service, which is already installed on over 450 aircraft across 19 airlines around the world.