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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 internet to commercial airlines in ...
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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 which can ...
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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 maintenance ...
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Inmarsat Sees Q3 Growth in Aviation

  Inmarsat released its results for third quarter (Q3) 2018, and nine months ending Sept. 30 2018. During Q3 2018, overall group revenue (ex. Ligado) was $336.4 million, an increase of $12.6 million from the same period in 2017. Group Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation, and ...
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Airlines Look to the Cloud for Responsive Customer Service

It’s no secret that customer experience is a key competitive differentiator within the airline industry. However, delivering on customer demands for more personalized travel experiences and maintaining high levels of customer service are increasingly challenging as the global tourism industry ...
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At the 2018 NBAA conference and exhibition in Orlando, we caught up with Mark Rasmussen, VP and general manager of mobility for Intelsat, to discuss the company's new FlexExec in-flight connectivity service for business jets. SPONSORED BY:   ...
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First LEO In-Flight Connectivity Demonstration Complete

  Gilat Satellite Networks, Global Eagle, and Telesat played a key role in the first demonstration of an in-flight aircraft communicating at broadband speeds with a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite system. The industry milestone was achieved using Global Eagle’s Albatross Onetest ...
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Biz Jet Buying is Trending Favorably for Satellite Connectivity

Over the next five years, 87% of newly purchased business jets are expected to require satellite communications technology to facilitate internet connectivity. According to the 2018 business aviation forecast published by Honeywell Aerospace, business jet manufacturers are projected to deliver 7, ...
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Panasonic Avionics Discusses Cyber Protecting Connected Aircraft

In 2015, cybersecurity consultant Chris Roberts claimed to have hacked an airliner while riding it, drawing the immediate attention of federal authorities while underscoring the need for comprehensive cybersecurity for airliners that even now are becoming more rather than less connected. Lost in ...
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Aer Lingus, Air Canada and Latam CEOs Discuss IFEC Strategies

At Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Expo 2018 in Boston last month, many airline Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) spoke to the importance of the connected aircraft, and the impact it has on their overall strategy. While they did not necessarily talk about satellite technology, it is clear that ...