Panasonic Avionics is moving its innovation closer to its airline customers. The company is setting up centers around the globe to help develop new ideas and services that sit atop the IFE/C hardware flying on thousands of customer aircraft today.
Gogo is the first inflight connectivity provider to pass data on the SES-15 Ku-band satellite. That’s great news for passengers, and it should get even better soon as others join that party.
Getting beyond selling on price and schedule is a major hurdle for airlines. RouteHappy spent the past 7+ years developing the technology to bring comfort and service factors into the merchandising and shopping process. And now, thanks to the massive influence of ATPCO, these bits of data will be standardized across the industry. That’s a HUGE win for travelers.
Viasat is one step closer to bringing significantly more Ka-band capacity to the Americas. The new ViaSat-2 satellite successfully reached its orbital slot and is moving through the testing phase, with EIS still projected for February 2018.
Inflight entertainment is now more accessible for those with visual impairment thanks to Virgin Atlantic and Bluebox. The pair teamed up to develop and deliver a new IFE interface fleet-wide, designed to allow passengers with sight loss to interact with the system independently. It is a huge step forward in accommodation for an industry that is often aggressive in not making progress on such fronts.
ViaSat and Satcom Direct now have another option available for inflight connectivity in the BizAv market. That’s good news for a few reasons.
DUBAI – November 15, 2017 – Dubai Air Show – Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), a world leader in inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC), have announced a new 35-aircraft commitment for inflight entertainment across the carrier’s short haul fleet. The carrier has selected Panasonic’s X Series entertainment solutions, specifically, the company’s eXO […]
Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety product is now flying on United Airlines with the first of four aircraft entering service this week.