Gogo 2Ku spotted on Cathay Pacific 777

No surprise, given the contract signed last November, but a Cathay Pacific 777 sporting 2Ku is now flying. This is one of an expected 127 aircraft in the Cathay Group to receive the 2Ku kit.…

Inmarsat EAN gains Belgian (re)approval

Inmarsat's European Aviation Network (EAN) received approval this week from Belgian telecom authorities for its ground component service. Again. That's good news for the inflight connectivity provider as it works to secure the necessary regulatory…

Counting connections and commitments

Connectivity installations slow slightly over the summer, allowing an opportunity to take a big picture look at the industry and where the various players sit in terms of connected aircraft and future commitments. Compared to…

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SpiceJet launches streaming IFE solution fleet-wide

More than a year after committing to the platform SpiceJet rolled out its inflight entertainment offering today. The BYOD streaming solution, branded SpicEngage, offers, video content, games, reading options and more. Passengers access the system…

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Viasat 8: The Ocho!

It is just one small line inserted into today's Viasat earnings notes, "...┬átotal next-generation IFC system installations to around 200 aircraft across eight commercial airlines." The 200 number is nice, but the eight is more…

American Airlines extends Viasat deal to A321neo fleet

American Airlines will take the Viasat Ka-band inflight connectivity solution on its A321neo fleet when deliveries begin in 2019. The 100-aircraft deal was secured in recent weeks and announced by Viasat as part of its…