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On the latest episode of the Global Connected Aircraft Podcast, I spoke with VistaJet Chief Operating Officer Nick Van der Meer. VistaJet will be launching a brand new customized in-flight connectivity service across its fleet of 116 aircraft (combined with...
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SmartSky Networks Partners with Mosaic ATM, Expanding Skytelligence

SmartSky’s Skytelligence platform for in-flight connectivity applications now counts Mosaic ATM as a partner, adding new data streams, data processing and fusion techniques. The partnership with Mosaic ATM enhances Skytelligence’s framework infrastructure connecting aviation applications and services developers, expanding the...
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When it Comes to Antennas, it’s All About Price

Editorial Note: This article first appeared in August 2019 edition of Via Satellite.  With the proliferation of satellites in Non-Geostationary Orbits (NGSO), and the growing capacity and coverage of Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellites, antenna manufacturers must continuously adapt. New specifications...
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Airbus A220 Gets New Iridium Satcom Option

Under a new agreement between L3Harris Technologies and Airbus, the A220 has a new line-fit satellite communications option, the Automated Flight Information Recording System (AFIRS) 228s, for enabling Iridium services. L3Harris serves as the prime subcontractor to Airbus for the...
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On this episode of the Global Connected Aircraft Podcast, I spoke to Jack Mandala, CEO of the Seamless Air Alliance, about how their organization of more than 20 members, including Aeromexico, Airbus, Etihad Airways, Delta Air Lines, Sprint and more...
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On the latest episode of the Global Connected Aircraft podcast, we spoke with Air Canada's Shaul Shalev and Sisense CEO Amir Orad about how airlines can use data analytics to improve the way the analyze, process and communicate data points...
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  The annual Global Connected Aircraft Summit took place in June and we're highlighting a few outstanding presentations from the summit on the podcast. One of the topics that always generates a tremendous amount of audience engagement at the Summit...
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GCAS 2019: Airlines Navigate Connected Business Models, Apps and Services

In 2019, in-flight (IFC) connectivity technology is at a generational standstill, leaving airlines and the service providers and equipment suppliers they work with to optimize the business models, data transmissions and performance behind what is already flying today. During the...
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OneWeb, Airbus Open High-Volume Satellite Production Facility

OneWeb Satellites – a joint venture of OneWeb and Airbus – opened a high-volume, high-speed satellite production facility in Merrit Island, Florida, near the Kennedy Space Center. The 105,500 square foot production facility, which has two production lines capable of producing two satellites a day, is...
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Etihad Airways Pilots Are Using a New EFB Application for Real-Time Weather Updates

Etihad Airways is deploying a new cloud-hosted electronic flight bag (EFB) weather forecasting application across 100 of its in-service aircraft fleet that will give the UAE national carrier's pilots access to turbulence alerting, areas of icing and other information graphically...