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Inching ever closer to inflight WiFi over India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) took another step towards authorizing the use of infilght wifi connectivity earlier this month. The move authorizes the use of such services on board domestic and international flights.…

Innovation rises again for Global Eagle

Global Eagle is "back in the rapid innovation game." That's the message Mike Pigott, VP Products and Solutions sent during a recent conversation at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. With management and…

New direction, new challenges for Gogo: Q1 18…

Repairing the 2Ku systems affected by deicing fluid seepage will cost Gogo north of $25 million in 2018. That unexpected expense is one of a couple setbacks the company announced in its quarterly earnings call…

JetBlue’s new A320 takes flight

New seats, new screens and more live television took flight this week on one JetBlue A320. The new interior is officially in service. Some three and a half months after the first aircraft ferried to…

Inmarsat GX officially live on Qatar Airways

After months of flying in a testing state Qatar Airways and Inmarsat formally placed the Global Xpress ("GX") inflight wifi connectivity solution into service. The system, branded "Super Wi-Fi" by the airline, is rolling out on…

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Payment processing for on-board shopping could include a biometric two-factor authentication scheme with the new kit coming from Panasonic Avionics and Tascent

Panasonic Avionics admits to bribery, settles with DoJ

After years of investigation the US Department of Justice and Panasonic Avionics (PAC) agreed to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), ending the prosecution of the company over bribery allegations. The agreement identifies several former PAC…

Alaska Airlines gets its Gogo 2Ku on

The newest delivery to Alaska Airlines entered service last week with a special addition on board. Ship N927VA, an A321neo, is now flying throughout the Alaska Airlines network with Gogo's 2Ku inflight internet service installed.…