Gogo management shakeup, part 2

Last month Gogo replaced its longtime CEO, with Oakleigh Thorne taking control from Michael Small. Some 6 weeks later we now know the next phase of changes for the company. The company will create a President…

Qatar Airways brings connectivity gate to gate

Qatar Airways is opening up its inflight wifi connectivity solution for gate-to-gate services. The move comes on the heels of a policy update from the Qatar's Communications Regulatory Authority permitting the use of inflight services…

Qantas to "flex" A380 cabin

Airbus remains focused on helping airlines fit more passengers into airplanes. Qantas committed to that effort, announcing earlier this month that it will be the first "A380 Cabin-Flex" customer, extra row of seats on board…

Can the lower deck be converted to serve passengers, not cargo? Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace hope to find out.

Bunk beds on board: The new plan to…

There is no better way to generate buzz in the commercial airline space than to promise a better inflight experience to economy class travelers on long-haul flights. Perhaps that is part of the motivation for…

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Eutelsat goes big on Ka-band, dumps ViaSat-3

Eutelsat is investing big in Ka-band capacity over Europe. The satellite operator announced KONNECT VHTS today, a 500 gigabit/second satellite to be built by Thales Alenia Space and which is expected to enter service in…

The Hi Fly A380 is real!

Earlier this year the A380 assembly line received a stay of execution thanks to a new Emirates order. Today the second-hand market for the type officially launched, with Portuguese charter carrier Hi Fly confirming plans…