Private jets are, for many, an office in the sky. So perhaps it is no surprise that the business aviation world’s innovation focuses today more than ever on the most critical business need: internet connectivity.
It is no secret that the moving map is a top draw for in-flight entertainment systems; FlightPath3D is now angling to make that experience more engaging – and more profitable – with its AI Flight Feed overlay.
Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia is expanding its digital operations on-board with the trial of at-seat ordering for food and drinks. The carrier partnered with AirFi to implement the solution on board for the implementation.
After delivering massive growth over the past several years in the US market DirecTV is ready to take its inflight live television content to more international markets.
FlexJet selected SpaceX’s Starlink service for inflight internet across its fleet, with the G650 first type to be certified and installed.
The newly released Spafax AdConnect marketplace aims to bridge the gap between airlines and advertisers in a way that addresses the unique challenges of air world.
The Airbus HBCplus program now has Ku-band service providers confirmed. Intelsat and Panasonic Avionics will participate in the program, offering connectivity services for aircraft fitted with the Airbus’ Ku-band ESA terminal from GetSat/Safran Passenger Innovations.
Inflight heavyweights gategroup and Immfly have signed a strategic alliance for delivery of on-board retail services, delivering a one-stop shop for airlines looking to boost inflight ancillary revenues.
Another antenna option will soon join the fold for OneWeb’s aero customers. Hanwha Phasor announced it has signed a User Terminal Development Agreement, enabling the two companies to collaborate on an in-flight connectivity solution. A certified solution is anticipated in 2025.
Vietnam Airlines will bring inflight entertainment and in-seat ordering to its A321 fleet. The carrier signed a two-year deal with AirFi to add streaming content to 37 aircraft in the fleet which previously offered no IFE services.