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SmartSky 4G LTE-based ATG Network Promises greater speed for less

SmartSky Networks, LLC, an aviation communications provider, announced its initial deployment of the U.S.’ first airborne 4G LTE-based air-to-ground (ATG) network. Using 60 MHz of spectrum and patented beamforming technology, SmartSky’s network will provide more than 10 times the typical […]

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#Airline Passenger Experience#In-Flight Connectivity#In-Flight Entertainment

In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Market Will Be Worth $9.82 Billion by 2024, Report

In a recently released report, San Francisco-based Grand View Research, Inc. projects the global In-Flight Entertainment And Connectivity (IFEC) market will reach USD 9.82 billion by 2024.

“The emergence of BYOD and development of novel wireless solutions are expected to boost market growth,” the research group states. “The increasing commercial aviation & fleet expansion have further bolstered industry growth. Growing availability of HD content across dynamic platforms are expected to increase IFEC systems’ demand.”

#Aircraft Interiors Expo#Airline Passenger Experience#In-Flight Entertainment

GEE Makes Entertainment Appealing with its NextGen wIFE, Entice

At the Aircraft Interiors EXPO in Hamburg, Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) revealed its Next Generation Wireless IFE (wIFE) solution, Entice, designed to appeal to both airlines and their customers.

The new Entice system is a combined hardware and content distribution system with an ample library of entertainment and activities, as well as an opportunity for airlines to earn revenue through advertising and simplified onboard retail.

#Airlines#In-Flight Connectivity#In-Flight Entertainment#The Flight Fantastic

Singapore Airlines A350XWB Will Feature Thales Avant IFE and High-Speed Wi-Fi

Thales’ AVANT Android based system offers a flexible architecture which allows Singapore Airlines to constantly introduce and easily integrate the latest apps their customers demand.

The fleet will be equipped with Thales latest AVANT monitors, which are the most lightweight ever deployed in the market, and feature full high-definition video and an integrated Avii, Thales’ most modern Android smartphone-like touch controller, in premium cabins. Navigating menus with Avii is intuitive and the device can act as a second screen so passengers can, for example, watch a film on the big screen while playing one of the game apps on the handset or monitoring the flight map.

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Battle of Satellite Providers Promises Faster, Better Wi-Fi in Europe’s Skies..Soon

For now, most of the skies over Europe are quite places to work, read a book, watch a film on our personal electronic devices, or simply delight in the view through the window–and what a view it is!

But technology is advancing, and all of that will change soon. Satellite providers are battling to cover the European skies and the battle is heating up.

For now, most of the skies over Europe are quite places to work, read a book, watch a film on our personal electronic devices, or simply delight in the view through the window–and what a view it is!

But technology is advancing, and all of that will change soon. Satellite providers are battling to cover the European skies and the battle is heating up.