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Gogo Reaches 1,300 Commercial Aircraft with IFC

Gogo revealed that it had installed 477 net aircraft with satellite technology during 2018. Gogo ended the year with 1,296 net commercial aircraft installed with satellite In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). This marks the second consecutive year in which Gogo has installed satellite IFC technology on ...
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How Qantas is Developing New Connected Cockpit Applications

Qantas A330 and 737 pilots are in the midst of evolving their flight operational data visualization strategy. Software upgrades added to the existing wireless aircraft interface devices on those models will bring the airline into a new era of connected iPad functionality. We recently caught up ...
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SmartSky Launch Customer JetSuiteX Unveiled at APEX Tech 2019

SmartSky Networks has named JetSuiteX as the official launch customer of its next-generation air to ground in-flight connectivity network. JetSuiteX CEO Alex Wilcox confirmed their plans to begin passenger carrying flights with SmartSky onboard a fleet of Embraer 135s later this year during his ...
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Norwegian Rolls Out GX Aviation on 737 Max, 787 Fleet

Norwegian is rolling out new satellite-powered connectivity across its fleet of Boeing 737 Max and 787 Dreamliners with the help of Collins Aerospace and Inmarsat. Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier began offering free access to Wi-Fi onboard its 737 Max fleet in mid-January, and has ...
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Lufthansa Systems Ushers in New Era of IFEC Business Models

Lufthansa Systems describes its new approach to establishing in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) business models as a breakthrough for the commercial aviation industry, with a focus on enabling refinancing opportunities for airlines through the use of e-commerce partnerships and ...
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Avionica VP Talks Aircraft Cloud and QAR Data SAAS on avSYNC

Avionica has unveiled the second version of its automated aircraft data synchronization service, avSYNC 2.0, with new cloud computing and improved cellular and Wi-Fi downloading and uploading capabilities. The Miami, Florida-based avionics manufacturer describes avSYNC as a web-hosted software ...
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Viva Air Equips A320s With Teledyne Sim Service, Wireless Avionics

  Viva Air will equip a fleet of 50 new Airbus A320s with wireless data loading and transmission technology designed to improve aircraft health monitoring and parts loading among other aircraft electronic functionality. The Colombian airline received its first new A320 in October, with ...
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Is the Aero Market Ready for Takeoff?

Back in the Jurassic Age, the big U.S. television networks distributed programs to affiliate stations over AT&T Long Lines. Then PBS and HBO showed that satellite offered a better deal, greater reliability, and less hassle, and the broadcast business for satellite was born. My friend ...
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Competition Appeal Tribunal Rules in Favor of Inmarsat, Ofcom

  The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) in London ruled in favor of Inmarsat and Ofcom. The CAT handed down its judgment dealing with Viasat’s challenge to Ofcom’s January authorization of Inmarsat’s U.K. complementary ground component (CGC), forming part of Inmarsat’s European ...
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FlexAir to Provide IFC to Government Aircraft

Intelsat General Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A., revealed that it is launching FlexAir — a managed end-to-end service providing In Flight Connectivity (IFC). This service will be providing support to military aircraft in the way of communications and Intelligence, ...