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Which airline is next for Inmarsat’s EAN?

Since installs began in late 2015 the Lufthansa Group airlines have moved relatively quickly to install inflight connectivity on board their single-aisle fleet. The Global Xpress (GX) platform from Inmarsat is now flying on all…

Iridium-4 to launch on an old friend

The switch by Iridium to use a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for a pair of upcoming launches was driven by a desire to maintain the launch cadence. Waiting for new rockets presented a potential…

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…

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…

Inmarsat, Deutsche Telekom complete first EAN flight tests

Infilght testing of the European Aviation Network ("EAN") is upon us. Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom announced this week that the first flight test was completed covering multiple countries and proving the seamless integration of the…

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Air New Zealand gets its GX on

Air New Zealand is finally sporting an inflight connectivity radome on one of its aircraft. Ship ZK-OKS, a 777-300ER, returned to service last week after a month in Singapore where the Inmarsat Global Xpress ("GX")…