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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…

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…

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…

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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,…

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")…