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The Airbus A321LR/ACF test aircraft receives a traditional water cannon salute in Hamburg after a successful first flight (Image via Airbus)

Airbus launches A321LR test flight program

Airbus launched the A321LR this morning in Hamburg. The 2 hour 36 minute test flight kicks off a 100+ hour test program for the new subtype. The company expects that certifications will be issued in…

Inmarsat, Philippine Airlines hit line-fit milestone

The deal struck between Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Inmarsat to upgrade the carrier's inflight wifi connectivity to the Global Xpress (GX) solution included a significant milestone: Line-fit installation from Airbus on new deliveries. Specifically, the…

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…

Korean’s new CS300 delivers CSeries PaxEx firsts

Korean Airlines received an early Christmas present today from Bombardier. The airline took delivery of its first CSeries CS300 in a ceremony at Bombardier's manufacturing facility in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. The new aircraft is expected…

A Delta jet in TechOps at Atlanta, receiving a Gogo installation during fleet induction.

Delta brings Gogo 2Ku installs in-house on A350

Delta Air Lines is taking more direct control over the installation of Gogo's 2Ku inflight connectivity product on the carrier's fleet. While initial installations were performed at the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) in Toulouse,…

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LATAM Brazil picks Gogo 2Ku for connectivity

Brazil is quickly becoming a hot market for inflight connectivity. LATAM is the latest to make a move, announcing today that it will fit 100 of its Brazil-based A320 aircraft with Gogo's 2Ku solution. Installations…