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.
On Friday I joined other aviation journalists taking the new Lufthansa FlyNet service, powered by Inmarsat Global, for a joyride.
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 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 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 Zealand. They’re an innovative organisation and have taken a fresh…
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.
Air France/KLM has selected Gogo 2Ku high-speed satellite-based connections to offer customers new Wi-Fi connections on long-haul flights.
The new contract covers 124 aircraft, including the airlines’ Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 planes. The airlines will also have the option to install this Wi-Fi on more aircraft in future.
Finnair will soon deliver Wi-Fi to short-haul passengers in Europe.
The airline has signed an agreement with ViaSat Inc., to install high-speed wireless internet network on its entire Airbus A320 series short-haul fleet.
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.