Intelsat, one of the world’s preeminent integrated satellite and terrestrial networks, announced a significant expansion of its infrastructure in Brazil. This strategic move is designed to bolster connectivity, bringing new services to more nationwide users.
Flexjet is setting new standards for connectivity on private jet flights. The private aviation company has teamed up with Starlink—a division of SpaceX—to offer unparalleled in-flight Wi-Fi. Flexjet aircraft Owners can now enjoy high-speed internet capabilities that rival what they expect in their boardrooms.
Marking a significant win, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a global leader in in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems (IFEC), announced Airbus had selected them as a managed service provider (MSP) for its premium Airspace Link HBCplus Ku solution.
Viasat has unveiled its most recent Aviation Passenger Experience Survey findings. The report reveals the in-flight Wi-Fi preferences and priorities of over 11,000 air travelers from around the world.
Air Canada and Intelsat, the globe’s top-tier in-flight connectivity (IFC) provider, have made a major announcement for digital-native passengers. An additional 95 aircraft in the airline’s fleet will get advanced connectivity systems to support in-flight Wi-Fi.
JetBlue brings fresh Mint and Core Services on nonstop Flights from New York to Amsterdam. What can you expect inside the plane?
Emirates is making waves yet again in the skies and on the tennis courts as it announces its 12th consecutive year as the Official Airline of the US Open Tennis Championships. From Dubai to New York, the airline is set to deliver an unparalleled tennis experience to fans around the globe from 28 August to 10 September.
Food, drinks, service, fares, seats, safety? Which matters most to you in the aircraft cabin? What elements of the aircraft cabin interior should airlines focus on to improve the overall passenger experience? Take the survey!
Unleashing a New Era of Connectivity: Panasonic Avionics Amplifies Its GEO Satellite Network
According to a new study released by Valour Consultancy shipments of these next-generation antennas are projected to reach a staggering 100,000 units by 2030.
United Airlines is once again redefining air travel, announcing the release of a new domestic first class seat that sets the gold standard for in-flight comfort and technology. The upgrade brings together luxurious details and high-tech features, upgrading the passenger experience.
The acquisition will pave the way for Thales to be at the forefront of the transition to connected cockpits. By the end of this decade, Thales, with its reinforced portfolio, will be ready to meet the secured connectivity needs of the aeronautical market.
Hyperion Aviation Transforms Passenger Experience with Advanced In-flight Entertainment Solution by Moment
Hyperion Aviation enhances passenger experience with Flymingo Jet, an advanced in-flight entertainment system by Moment. The portable solution provides personalized entertainment, earning high praise from private jet owners and promising future expansion.
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… Read More »Gogo Amps Up Performance with NextGen In-Flight Wi-Fi Modem
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… Read More »Qatar Airways Picks Inmarsat GX Aviation Broadband
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… Read More »Air New Zealand Selects Inmarsat GX for Global In-Flight Wi-Fi
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.
SITA reports that airlines are making heavy investments to satisfy the needs of China’s ‘hyper-connected’ travellers by focusing on connected aircraft, improving their mobile platforms, and launching Internet of Things (IoT) programs.
Following the announcement of Panasonic Avionic’s extended agreement with China Telecom Satellite (CTS) for connectivity over Chinese airspace, the airline announces that China Eastern Airlines will increase its Panasonic eXConnect commitment to 84 planes.
Norwegian (NAS) has reported a doubling of profits in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same period last year.
Panasonic Avionics has announced that China Telecom Satellite (CTS) has extended the Ku-band inflight connectivity trial for another year allowing room to serve more than 1,000 aircraft.
This gives an added boost to Panasonic’s Global Coverage, in a highly regulated and otherwise inaccessible airspace in a critical growth market.
Airbus has selected Inmarsat SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) service for cockpit communications on its A320 and A330 aircraft families.
Inmarsat credits the size, weight and cost of its equipment for earning this latest Airbus contract.