ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, announced today its high-speed, high-capacity Ka-band in-flight connectivity solution has been selected for the Gulfstream G280™ mid-sized business jet airframe. The Viasat in-flight connectivity system will be a line-fit option, offered directly from the Gulfstream factory for all new aircraft. It will also be available as a retrofit for in-service aircraft. The Viasat […]
Airbus has long expressed confidence that the A330-800neo would garner orders. Eventually. Today that finally happened, with Kuwait Airways selecting the type to help its fleet expansion.
Services, services, services everywhere! Once the connection (mostly) works and signups of new customers slows the need to better support the existing installs grows. Gogo DASH helps the company continue to build out the services ecosystem that keeps customers loyal to the installed product. The more different touch points that use the installed kit, the harder it is to shift away.
Lufthansa Technik recently performed the first major connectivity modifications on Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Neither LHT nor the airline will confirm the customer involved but PaxEx.Aero research suggests it is the Global Eagle kit on flyDubai’s A6-MAX frame.
Eutelsat and Arianespace signed a five launch deal this week, including use of the Ariane 6 rocket now in development. That’s a big rocket and a big deal for the two.
More games means more options for travelers. And the variety here is strong. Plus the company is delivering across verticals, helping on the cost side of the operation. Will Monopoly really score with travelers??
Panasonic Avionics has a new marketing boss with a strong background in cloud services and AI systems. It will be interesting to follow the company’s shift in focus as the leadership team continues its rebuild after the bribery scandal, especially as IFE/C or airline-related experience appears an optional qualification.
Thales InFlyt has a new boss. Philippe Carette takes over from Dominique Giannoni to run the IFE/C portion of the company effective immediately.
More solid performance from the Gogo BizAv segment with the new AVANCE L5 kit deploying quickly. Of significant note is that more than 60% of the AVANCE L5 installs are new installs, not just upgrades from existing kit. As competition heats up in the BizAv segment securing those aircraft now is a big win for Gogo.
Air Canada’s long-haul travelers get a new option for inflight connectivity and it is a good one. The carrier’s 19-strong fleet 777-300ER aircraft now serve up internet with the Gogo 2Ku service on board.