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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.

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Lufthansa Technik Gets STC Approval to Install Inmarsat GX Aviation on A340s

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.

#Aviation Matters#Aviation Safety#Technically Speaking

ESA Picks Inmarsat to Develop New ATM Infrastructure in EU, Alitalia First Airline Partner

Through a joint initiative, Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA) will optimise the airspace and airport capacity in Europe, reducing flight times, aircraft fuel burn, and associated CO2 emissions.

Dubbed the Iris Service Evolution program, Inmarsat will head a consortium of more than 30 companies across the aviation industry who will collaborate to develop a technical, commercial and operational roadmap for Europe’s long-term air traffic communications demand.

Alitalia is the official airline partner of the newly created Iris consortium.

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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.