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ANA brings free internet to flights

Looking for free inflight internet connectivity? Japan appears the place to be. ANA will add free internet service on the bulk of its domestic fleet in 2018, delivering more connectivity on more domestic routes than…

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…

Clear immigration while still on the plane?? Cameras integrated into the IFE system could soon make that a reality.

When the IFE system can watch you back

Is it the ultimate surveillance scenario or a step forward in the passenger experience? Or maybe a little bit of both?? Vendors are cooperating today to deliver integrated biometrics in the inflight entertainment system, tying…

XTS is dead. Long live XTS. Panasonic sees…

Panasonic Avionics spends a lot of money on satellite capacity. With approximately 1,750 aircraft flying today and a commitment of ~4,000 the company faces a continuous need to grow. Historically that meant commissioning satellites and…

Faster wifi flying on Singapore 777s

Add another deployed airline to the Inmarsat Global Xpress roster. A Singapore Airlines 777 showed up at Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon (23 Sept 2017) sporting a new radome on top. Ship 9V-SWQ took a…