Wifi across the Pacific gets a major boost…

Passengers flying across the Pacific Ocean are set for a major upgrade in inflight connectivity performance. Panasonic Avionics and Eutelsat announced this week that Eutelsat 172b is now in service, delivering a massive increase in…

PR: ViaSat Signs Satcom Direct as First Value-Added…

[wandrqt]This looks to be good news all around for the BizAv connectivity market. For ViaSat it means an extra set of sales resources helping to deliver customers onto the Ka-band network. For Satcom Direct the…

Bringing a 360 view to the moving map

As one of the most popular features on any inflight entertainment system the moving map offers a direct path to all manner of passenger interactions. Newer generations of the maps are adding ever more features…

Which 747-8 is next up for high-speed wifi?

The Boeing 747-8 is set to receive Ka-band satellite inflight connectivity in 2018. Lufthansa Technik announced the it won a contract to fit the aircraft starting next year. The deal covers "several" aircraft but the…

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Cathay goes Gogo; 2Ku coming to wide body…

Cathay Pacific is committing further to connectivity on its long-haul fleet. The carrier announced a contract with Gogo today to fit its 777 and A330 aircraft with the 2Ku product beginning in mid-2018. The full…

Emirates Takes Inmarsat GX for 777X Connectivity

When Thales won the contract to provide the inflight entertainment system on Emirates' new Boeing 777X fleet it was something of a coup, displacing Panasonic Avionics from that role. That displacement trend will continue to…