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Viasat, China Satcom Bring IFC to Airlines Over China

Viasat and China Satellite Communications (China Satcom) entered into a strategic partnership to jointly provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services within China for domestic and international airlines. Viasat and China Satcom will help enable Viasat’s global airline customers to have ...
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AIX 2019: Airlines Seek a Connected Aircraft Digital Sweet Spot

  HAMBURG, Germany  — Airlines must move faster in the digital world if they are to be successful. This was one of the key takeaways from the 2019 Aircraft Interior Expo's (AIX) "Passenger Experience Conference" in Hamburg. The success of airlines is key for the satellite industry, ...
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EASA Proposes New Aircraft Cybersecurity Certification Amendments

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is proposing new cybersecurity amendments to the way aircraft electronic networks and systems are certified. Under the new amendments, manufacturers and operators seeking certification of new aircraft systems and networks or modifications to existing ...
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Air Esurfing Named Honeywell JetWave Sole Distributor in China

AirMedia Group revealed that one of its subsidiaries, Air Esurfing (ARE), has been selected as the sole distributor of Honeywell‘s next-generation JetWave satellite communications hardware in China. This gives Chinese airlines access to a solution that aims to provide high-speed, in-flight ...
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Alaska Airlines Adds Gogo 2Ku IFC

Gogo and long-time partner, Alaska Airlines, launched Gogo 2Ku high-speed connectivity and Gogo Vision wireless In Flight Entertainment (IFE) on an A321neo featuring the airline’s redesigned cabin interior. Alaska will have satellite Wi-Fi powered by 2Ku available to guests on most of its ...
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StandardAero Awarded SmartSky STC for Embraer Jets

StandardAero achieved the first supplemental type certificate (STC) for SmartSky’s in-flight connectivity system for an Embraer model aircraft type. Under the new STC, SmartSky’s system can be installed on the Embraer ERJ135/140/145 regional airliners and Legacy 600/650 business jets. The ...
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On this episode, we talked to Wheels Up Chief Strategy Officer Miles Rogers about in-flight calling, web surfing and how his company is becoming the Uber of private air travel. Previously, Rogers served senior vice president at Marquis Jet and NetJets from 2004-2014. Since joining Wheels Up in ...
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Addvalue, Avionica to Develop New SwiftBroadband Aircraft Terminals

Singapore-based satellite communications terminal maker Addvalue has a new partnership with Miami-based avionics manufacturer Avionica to start developing a new generation of Swift Broadband aircraft terminals. Under the partnership, Addvalue will provide satellite connectivity components while ...
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Mobile World Congress: Telcos Look to AI and 5G

The rise and rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) was at the heart of many keynote presentations on day one of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. José María Álvarez-Pallete López, chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telefonica — one of the world’s biggest telcos — spoke ...
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JetBlue's Stoyanova Looks to the IFC Horizon

Mariya Stoyanova, JetBlue’s head of product development, is the very definition of an In Flight Connectivity (IFC) influencer. She is one of the leaders behind JetBlue’s remarkable progress in the IFC arena. She, along with her team, have big ambitions to make JetBlue the standard when it comes ...