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A Few Reasons Why Airlines Should Attend GCAS 2019

Are you an airline wondering why you should attend the 2019 Global Connected Aircraft Summit? Check out a few reasons why the editors of Avionics and Via Satellite believe you should attend!  

Gogo, Phasor Enter Productization Phase in Development Partnership

Gogo and Phasor's development partnership has achieved its initial core-technology performance objectives and will progress to the productization phase. During the next phase, the technology will be packaged as an airborne terminal to address the commercial aviation market. Phasor’s very low-profile Electronically...

New Analytics, Antenna and Cable Technology at AIX 2019

Avionics manufacturers and aircraft connectivity service providers are responding to airlines' demands for faster connection speeds, more flexible architectures and aircraft data analytics platforms at the 2019 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. Here are some of the newest...

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 roaming connectivity when flying over...

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...

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 ones will...

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 Wi-Fi service. According...

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 Boeing and Airbus mainline...

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...

#GCAPODCAST Ep. 8: Wheels Up CSO Miles Rogers

Miles Rogers is the chief strategy officer of Wheels Up. Photo: Wheels Up. 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...
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