Air-to-ground connectivity is coming to Australia. ATG infrastructure specialist SkyFive announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Australia’s Pivotel to undertake a detailed technical evaluation and proof-of-concept trial for the solution across a large swath of the country between Dabbo and Sydney.
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.
FlightPath3D adds VTOL in-flight map option
The in-flight moving map is ready for its VTOL debut. FlightPath3D updated its industry-leading offering to include an option for helicopters and other VTOL aircraft, launching with an undisclosed, private customer.
Heli-transfers take flight for La Compagnie
Is there a way to make helicopter transfers affordable and convenient? The new option from La Compagnie and Monacair between Monaco and Nice might be the closest such thing yet.
Five Star Select brings additional luxury options to American Airlines
Want to be treated extra special when flying? American Airlines’ newly expanded Five Star Select service adds Flagship Lounge Dining, private car transfers to the plane, and even Blade helicopter transfers between the airport and downtown locations. All for a price, of course.