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The center "throne" seat on Lufthansa's new 777X will feature tons of space, but no windows.

Details Emerge on Lufthansa’s new Business Class Seat

After last week's tease of the new Lufthansa business class seats the carrier formally announced more details of the offering today. Accompanying the news is additional details about the in-flight product that will complement the…

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…