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 …
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.
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 …
China Eastern Airlines Will Equip 84 Planes with Panasonic High-Speed Wi-Fi
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.
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.”
IAG Rocks EU, Goes for Gogo’s 2Ku
Gogo has announced a deal with International Airlines Group (IAG) to install Gogo’s 2Ku technology on 118 British Airways, four Aer Lingus Boeing 757, and up to 15 Iberia long-haul aircraft.
As Wi-Fi Space Race Intensifies, Gogo Takes Bold Leap to Global Coverage
Gogo has announced a new Major Capacity Agreement with satellite company Intelsat on the Intelsat Globalised Network, becoming the anchor tenant for the world’s first GEO/LEO Shared Network, Intelsat/OneWeb.
“Gogo’s open strategy gives us the ability to look to the entire satellite market for innovation, and Intelsat’s EpicNG satellites combined with OneWeb’s LEO constellation offers numerous advantages for aviation,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small.
New Modem Will Be Big Boost to Wi-Fi Performance, Gogo States
Gogo says users should expect “significantly” better W-Fi connections as a result of the upgrade to the satellite modem used in its Next Generation 2Ku and Ku satellite technologies.
The new modem “will significantly increase throughput from the satellite to end users” Gogo states, promising speeds of up to 400 Mbps to an aircraft. The modem will also support streaming of films and television programming viewed on the internet.
SES and Panasonic Avionics Sign Deal to Offer High-Speed Wi-Fi and TV Over the Americas
Satellite operator SES S.A. and Panasonic Avionics have announced two multi-year, High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity agreements which will serve aeronautical, maritime, and oil and gas markets …