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United Airlines, Viasat “MAX out” partnership

United Airlines' 737 MAX fleet has an inflight wifi connectivity provider. Viasat secured a deal to fit more than 70 aircraft with the company's Ka-band solution, including at least 58 of the 737 MAX aircraft.…

The Airbus A321LR/ACF test aircraft receives a traditional water cannon salute in Hamburg after a successful first flight (Image via Airbus)

Airbus launches A321LR test flight program

Airbus launched the A321LR this morning in Hamburg. The 2 hour 36 minute test flight kicks off a 100+ hour test program for the new subtype. The company expects that certifications will be issued in…

The JetBlue implementation of LiveTV4 includes larger, brighter screens, but still not the Android-based underlying OS that makes AVANT so flexible and responsive.

JetBlue’s A320 retrofit finally underway

The long awaited JetBlue A320 retrofit or "cabin restyling" program is now underway. The project – a gut rebuild of the aircraft interior for more than 100 airplanes – began this week with the first…

Free Gogo coming for top Air Canada elites

Airline loyalty can now earn Air Canada passengers free inflight connectivity. The carrier announced today that its top-tier elites will have the option to choose a Gogo Unlimited Use pass as a status benefit for…

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ViaSat, JetBlue tighten ties, push Thales out on…

Late last week we were able to report that JetBlue would be updating its Airbus fleet to support the ViaSat-2 satellite with on board hardware upgrades. This week, as part of ViaSat's quarterly earnings report,…

JetBlue confirms AVANT, ViaSat-2 for A320 retrofits

Chalk up another customer for the ViaSat-2 network. JetBlue confirmed upgrades for all of its Airbus aircraft in a recent internal company memo. Those upgrades allow the planes to talk to the new satellite. The…