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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...
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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 platforms....
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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 as...
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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...
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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 Aviation Network (EAN). The Tribunal...
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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...
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ViaSat Eyes Future Growth in Connecting Commercial, Defense Aircraft

ViaSat estimates an addressable market size for more than 25,000 fixed- and rotary-wing U.S. military aircraft to be equipped with its in-flight connectivity technology in the next several years. The company is well known for its growth in providing in-flight...
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Gilat Receives Certification for Dual-Band Aero Terminal

Gilat Satellite Networks‘s dual-band aero terminal has passed the standard for the environmental testing of avionics hardware, and received the DO-160 certification. Gilat’s Ku-/Ka-band AeroEdge 6000 is now ready to install in all commercial aircraft. The AeroEdge 6000 is a terminal...
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GOL is Gogo’s Connected Aircraft Service Launch Partner

GOL Linhas Aereas will become the launch partner for Gogo’s aircraft data service, wireless quick access recorder (QAR) and automated turbulence reporting in an effort to bring increased access to real-time flight operational information for the Brazilian airline’s pilots and...