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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 Boeing and Airbus mainline...
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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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#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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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 Avionica will develop the...
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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...
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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...
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#GCAPODCAST Ep. 7: GOL Airlines Chief Experience Officer Paulo Miranda

Paulo Miranda, chief experience officer of GOL Airlines. The Global Connected Aircraft Podcast is back for an exclusive interview with Paulo Miranda, the chief experience officer (CXO) of GOL Airlines. He discussed the Brazilian airline’s latest cabin connectivity services and...
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Gogo Reaches 1,300 Commercial Aircraft with IFC

Gogo revealed that it had installed 477 net aircraft with satellite technology during 2018. Gogo ended the year with 1,296 net commercial aircraft installed with satellite In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). This marks the second consecutive year in which Gogo has installed satellite IFC...
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How Qantas is Developing New Connected Cockpit Applications

Qantas A330 and 737 pilots are in the midst of evolving their flight operational data visualization strategy. Software upgrades added to the existing wireless aircraft interface devices on those models will bring the airline into a new era of connected...
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SmartSky Launch Customer JetSuiteX Unveiled at APEX Tech 2019

SmartSky Networks has named JetSuiteX as the official launch customer of its next-generation air to ground in-flight connectivity network. JetSuiteX CEO Alex Wilcox confirmed their plans to begin passenger carrying flights with SmartSky onboard a fleet of Embraer 135s later...