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Viasat 8: The Ocho!

It is just one small line inserted into today's Viasat earnings notes, "... total next-generation IFC system installations to around 200 aircraft across eight commercial airlines." The 200 number is nice, but the eight is more…

An asterisk on Gogo’s improving revenue numbers

Gogo posted better than anticipated numbers for Q2 '18 this morning, giving the company's share price a nice boost in early morning trading, though it has since given back some of the gains. The business…

Parker shoots down AAdvantage spin-off idea. Again.

The push for US airlines to better monetize their loyalty programs continues to grow. But don't expect it to happen any time soon. Airline executives continue to push back – strongly – against such suggestions…

Connectivity milestones aplenty

Marking installation milestones is always fun. Not that installation 1000 is any more important than number 999, but seeing the zeros roll over creates a soothing feeling. And there are a few of those to…

KLM's PH-AKA in the hangar at Schiphol on 27 June 2018 with the Gogo 2Ku radome showing.

Loose ELT antenna impacts 2Ku deployments

Earlier this month EASA issued Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-0144 affecting certain aircraft with Gogo's 2Ku inflight connectivity kit installed. Air vortices created by the 2Ku radome on certain A330 and A340 installations cause excessive vibration…

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Gogo 2020 program aims for massive cost cuts

Gogo plans significant cost cuts as it seeks to shore up its financial position. Facing a financing crunch the company's "Gogo 2020" business plan unveiled this week will see hundreds of millions of dollars cut…

Operating in a partnership Spirit

The launch of inflight wifi connectivity on Spirit Airlines presents many questions about the business model associated with that deal. Earlier this month, on the sidelines of the IATA Annual General Meeting in Sydney, Dominique…