Boeing is the latest player in a crowded wireless IFE market. Taking advantage of its February investment in Immfly, the Boeing Digital Direct solution launched last week.
OneWeb emerged from bankruptcy protection on Friday, poised to resume satellite launches and bring is constellation into service. The company also has a new CEO, and a satellite production facility that won’t be moving to the UK after all.
We’re a couple years out from the ViaSat-3 satellite delivering a massive boost in Ka-band satellite capacity over Europe, but Viasat is ready to scale up its offerings on the continent. The company will buy out Eutelsat’s stake in their joint venture (“EBI”) for 140 million euro, giving Viasat full control over the wholesale business as well as the KA-SAT satellite.
When Intelsat announced plans to buy the Gogo Commercial Aviation (CA) business the plan called for an early 2021 closing. The pair now expect the deal to close in December 2020.
The Viasat Ka-band solid-state, fully-electronic phased array flat panel antenna is ready to begin the final stages of testing on the SES O3b mPOWER constellation. The system entered the Test Readiness Review (TRR) stage of the program. TRR is the final stage of testing to verify compliance with the antenna’s performance requirements.
Passengers on Qatar Airways’ 777s are getting an entertainment system upgrade. The carrier committed to refreshing the Panasonic Avionics hardware on board, including new 10″ EcoFW HD screens and other infrastructure.
With delivery of its new A330-800neo aircraft imminent, Uganda Airlines is ready for travelers to learn what the in-flight passenger experience will be like as it launches intercontinental services. The Airspace design elements from Airbus are evident throughout the cabin, as expected for a new delivery. The A zone on board features Stelia‘s Opal business […]
Over the summer American Airlines promised new WiFi subscription plans were coming. Now they’re here, with the company selling them directly rather than depending on a third party.
The business aviation segment shows strong signs of recovery, leading inflight connectivity provider Gogo to a certain amount of optimism as it reports Q3 earnings. The company still lost money in the quarter, but with the private jet market rebounding and demand for wifi on board holding strong, CEO Oakleigh Thorne sees an “encouraging, continued service recovery” on the horizon.
Of course you need satellite capacity to test a new antenna solution, so signing a contract for that isn’t particularly surprising. But the vision NXTCOMM has for how it might make use of the capacity going forward is far more interesting, a break from the rest of the market.