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The JetBlue implementation of LiveTV4 includes larger, brighter screens, but still not the Android-based underlying OS that makes AVANT so flexible and responsive.

JetBlue’s A320 retrofit finally underway

The long awaited JetBlue A320 retrofit or "cabin restyling" program is now underway. The project – a gut rebuild of the aircraft interior for more than 100 airplanes – began this week with the first…

Iridium picks up the pace

Iridium set the launch date for its fifth mission carrying the NEXT satellites into orbit. The company and SpaceX expect a morning launch on 18 March 2018 to carry another 10 payloads into space, bringing…

Lufthansa Technik brings more connectivity to the 737MAX

The 737 MAX will soon fly with another inflight connectivity option. Lufthansa Technik announced today a deal to fit "several Boeing 737 MAX aircraft of an undisclosed airline customer" at its MRO facility in Budapest beginning…

Thales, HNA Group deal, but will it really…

A couple dozen more Chinese wide-body aircraft are set to receive the Thales AVANT IFE system and high-speed inflight internet systems. HNA Group and Thales recently announced that a mix of 42 A330s and 17…

GOL, Gogo add live TV service

Inflight connectivity provider Gogo now has a launch customer for its Gogo TV inflight live television service. Brazilian carrier GOL, already flying with the 2Ku connectivity solution, will be the launch customer for the service.…

More bandwidth, more blocking to improve the Panasonic…

Network performance isn't only about bandwidth. Indeed, Panasonic Avionics announcement at CES this week of its "Third Generation Satellite Communications Network" talks a lot about bandwidth and capacity but that's not the most interesting part…

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