Four months after announcing plans for a new MicroGEO satellite constellation, in-flight connectivity supplier Anuvu secured $50 million to help develop and launch the platform. The capital is anticipated to support the expansion of the Anuvu Constellation ground and space networks, including its network management and data platforms and advanced mobility-focused antennas.
Anuvu bets big on little satellites for in-flight connectivity
Another small satellite constellation is coming, this time from a rather unlikely source. Inflight entertainment and connectivity middle-man Anuvu (formerly Global Eagle) will bring MicroGEO satellites into service, launching its first constellation in partnership with next-generation satellite manufacturer Astranis.
United’s major IFE move
“We here at United do not think streaming to your own device is good enough.” With that statement United Airlines’ Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist upended the company’s take on in-flight entertainment for its single-aisle fleet, mapping a new path for the company’s future.
Air France picks WiFi for A220 fleet
Air France selected the 2Ku solution from Intelsat to fit its A220 fleet, adding a bit of variation to the carrier’s connectivity configurations.
Out with the old, in with Anuvu: Global Eagle launches new branding
New name, same focus on “innovation and future-proof solutions for customers.” That’s the message from Anuvu, the rebranded Global Eagle as it continues to transition under new ownership.
Breeze sets initial routes; first flight next week
Breeze is ready to take flight. The newest US carrier announced its route network today, serving 39 nonstop routes between 16 cities in the Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Eastern US. The airline will waste no time getting its planes into service. The first flights will operate next Thursday, from Tampa to Charleston and then to Hartford.
Global Eagle, Telesat push forward with LEO antenna qualification
Global Eagle is moving closer to a Ka-band in-flight connectivity solution. The company recently cleared a critical milestone in the verification phase for the Global Eagle Airconnect Ka IFC terminal to be used with Canadian satellite operator Telesat’s planned Lightspeed low-earth orbit (LEO) network.
Global Eagle shifts to subscriptions with Iris content services
In-flight entertainment content powerhouse Global Eagle is officially in the content subscription game. The company launched Iris, a cost-effective inflight entertainment (IFE) subscription service for airlines, seeking to change the way content is sourced and managed for on-board consumption.
Global Eagle appoints Nancy Walker SVP Commercial, Aviation Connectivity
Fresh out of bankruptcy reorganization, Global Eagle now has a new Senior VP Commercial in the Inflight Connectivity division. Nancy Walker takes over that role just a few days after her departure from SmartSky was confirmed.
Global Eagle completes Chapter 11 reorg, refocuses on mobility
Global Eagle completed its bankruptcy reorganization, announcing its emergence from the court-sanctioned process with $217.5 million in exit financing. The company also reasserts its focus on mobility markets including aviation, maritime, energy, and government sectors thanks to a divestiture of non-core businesses.