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GCAS 2019: The Definitive Preview

When GCAS was launched in 2012, the IFC landscape was dramatically different. Only a few airlines had launched basic services and for many it was still a pipe dream. Today, with most airlines up and running will full IFC services,...
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#GCAPODCAST Ep. 10: Alaska Airlines Director of Fleet Technology Bret Peyton

Episode 10 of #GCAPodcast is here -- and this time, we discuss the current and future use of high speed in-flight connectivity as well as NASA’s Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR) and Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) technology by Alaska Airlines...
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#GCAPODCAST Ep. 9: Airbus A³ Project Wayfinder Executive Arne Stoschek

Arne Stoschek is the Project Executive for Wayfinder at Airbus A³. On this episode, we discuss artificial intelligence, machine learning and the exciting electric air taxi and urban air mobility projects being researched by one of the Artificial Intelligence panelists...
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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!  
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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...
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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...
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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 roaming connectivity when flying over...
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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...
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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 ones will...
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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 Wi-Fi service. According...