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…

Boeing, Adient shake up the aircraft seats market

Got seats? For Boeing's airline customers the airframer's latest deal could help answer that question. Boeing is partnering with Germany's Adient to form Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture, and sell a…

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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…

The new Premium Select cabin on Delta's A350

Delta brings points payment to its upsell market

Delta Air Lines continues to push forward on its upsell marketing efforts, with plans to include points-based transactions starting in 2018. The company mentioned that new product avenue during its 2017 year end earnings call,…

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.…