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#GCASPODCAST Ep. 13: Seamless Air Alliance CEO Jack Mandala

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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#GCASPODCAST Ep. 12: How Air Canada is Using A New Data Analytics Platform

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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#GCAPODCAST Ep. 11: United Airlines' Jon Merritt on Flight Operations and Technology

Jon Merritt, senior director of flight operations and technology at United Airlines. 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...
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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...
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GCAS 2019: Lunch and Airplane Hacking Preview

On Wednesday June 12, 2019, Tim Luck, consultant for Pen Test Partners, will give his "Lunch and Airplane Hacking" luncheon keynote at the 2019 Global Connected Aircraft Summit. Here, Mark Holmes, group content director for Access Intelligence, catches up with...
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Honeywell Selects Gilat Aero Modem for JetWave System

Honeywell selected Gilat Satellite Networks‘ Taurus In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) modem for its JetWave satellite communication system. The integration of Gilat’s aero-modem aims to enable Honeywell to offer its JetWave solution within territories as well as to roam in-and-out of territories where Gilat’s ground...
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Gogo Plans to Launch 5G Network in 2021

Gogo revealed its plans to build a 5G network for aviation. The new Air-to-Ground (ATG) network will be designed for use on business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets, and smaller mainline jets operating within the contiguous United States and Canada. Gogo...
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Viasat Introduces New IFC Antenna System

Viasat revealed the availability of its new Ka-band Global Aero Terminal (GAT-5518) to provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services on government and business aviation aircraft — from government-focused Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and fixed-wing military platforms to VIP business and corporate jets. The...