No spare parts? No problem! Aeroflot subsidiary Rossiya will lean on its fleet of Sukhoi SuperJets as it seeks to keep some international flights operating as sanctions put pressure on operations of its Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer aircraft.
Viasat teams with Gazprom, TMC for access to Russia
Access to Russia is critical when it comes to delivering satellite connectivity on a global basis. Viasat took a large step forward on that front this week, announcing a MOU with Gazprom for satellite capacity and TMC for the necessary local license to access the market.
Ansat helicopters add Ku-band satellite connectivity
In-flight satellite connectivity is now available on Ansat helicopters in Russia. The Mku30 system from Kazan Helicopters, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, received regulatory approval for in-flight operations.
Global Eagle considers maritime spin-off
Could Global Eagle benefit from divesting its cruise connectivity business? Also, what is the impact of the 737 MAX grounding and who might the big new customer announced this week be? Lots of juicy insight from the Q1 earnings out this week.