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Gogo management shakeup, part 2

Last month Gogo replaced its longtime CEO, with Oakleigh Thorne taking control from Michael Small. Some 6 weeks later we now know the next phase of changes for the company. The company will create a President…

Qatar Airways brings connectivity gate to gate

Qatar Airways is opening up its inflight wifi connectivity solution for gate-to-gate services. The move comes on the heels of a policy update from the Qatar's Communications Regulatory Authority permitting the use of inflight services…

Eutelsat goes big on Ka-band, dumps ViaSat-3

Eutelsat is investing big in Ka-band capacity over Europe. The satellite operator announced KONNECT VHTS today, a 500 gigabit/second satellite to be built by Thales Alenia Space and which is expected to enter service in…

The Hi Fly A380 is real!

Earlier this year the A380 assembly line received a stay of execution thanks to a new Emirates order. Today the second-hand market for the type officially launched, with Portuguese charter carrier Hi Fly confirming plans…

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Peering out the (open!) window during a test flight over Long Beach

Big order wins, financial losses for Global Eagle’s…

The write-offs for Global Eagle in 2017 are significant. The company reported its year-end financials this week and included a non-cash impairment charge of $184 million in the connectivity segment. That represented more than half…

SmartSky goes after the little guys with LiTE…

Smaller aircraft flying over the USA officially have options for inflight wifi connectivity. After securing the necessary STC and PMA certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration earlier this year upstart provider SmartSky officially launched its…