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New direction, new challenges for Gogo: Q1 18…

Repairing the 2Ku systems affected by deicing fluid seepage will cost Gogo north of $25 million in 2018. That unexpected expense is one of a couple setbacks the company announced in its quarterly earnings call…

Gogo management shakeup, part 2

Last month Gogo replaced its longtime CEO, with Oakleigh Thorne taking control from Michael Small. Some 6 weeks later we now know the next phase of changes for the company. The company will create a President…

SmartSky goes after the little guys with LiTE…

Smaller aircraft flying over the USA officially have options for inflight wifi connectivity. After securing the necessary STC and PMA certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration earlier this year upstart provider SmartSky officially launched its…

EAN Set to Fly in Europe

The European Aviation Network is complete and ready to fly. Partners Inmarsat, Deutsche Telekom and Nokia announced this week that the 300+ tower ground component is fully deployed and the integration testing is complete. The…

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Proposed ATG/S-Band coverage from Inmarsat and Telekom

Which airline is next for Inmarsat’s EAN?

Since installs began in late 2015 the Lufthansa Group airlines have moved relatively quickly to install inflight connectivity on board their single-aisle fleet. The Global Xpress (GX) platform from Inmarsat is now flying on all…

Proposed ATG/S-Band coverage from Inmarsat and Telekom

Inmarsat, Deutsche Telekom complete first EAN flight tests

Infilght testing of the European Aviation Network ("EAN") is upon us. Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom announced this week that the first flight test was completed covering multiple countries and proving the seamless integration of the…