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Biometrics: Real value or gimmicky crap?

It started in late 2017 with JetBlue and Delta Air Lines. In 2018 British Airways and Lufthansa joined the fun. After years of development and integration testing behind the scenes biometric boarding gates are all…

Handling the 787 Trent challenges

Last week the FAA slapped a leash on Rolls Royce Trent 1000 Package C engines used on roughly 25% of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners operating worldwide. As expected, the impact quickly spread to aircraft registered in…

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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British Airways, Gogo activate 2Ku on first 777

British Airways' first 777-300ER with the Gogo 2Ku service on board is now operating. Ship G-STBE joins four of the carrier's 747-400s delivering high-speed inflight wifi connectivity to passengers. The aircraft was out of service…

More, better and cheaper wifi in the sky!

Got Wifi? For more airline passengers than ever around the world the answer is yes. Some 82 airlines offer inflight connectivity. Even more significant, however, is that the quality of the service available in flight…