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ATPCO scores big with Routehappy acquisition

ATPCO, the leading source for airline industry pricing and shopping data, today announced the acquisition of Routehappy, the airline industry’s leading rich content provider for flight shopping. The acquisition broadens ATPCO’s value to the entire…

More bandwidth, more blocking to improve the Panasonic…

Network performance isn't only about bandwidth. Indeed, Panasonic Avionics announcement at CES this week of its "Third Generation Satellite Communications Network" talks a lot about bandwidth and capacity but that's not the most interesting part…

ANA brings free internet to flights

Looking for free inflight internet connectivity? Japan appears the place to be. ANA will add free internet service on the bulk of its domestic fleet in 2018, delivering more connectivity on more domestic routes than…

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…

The new Premium Select cabin on Delta's A350

Putting Delta Premium Select to the test: The…

The biggest change to come with Delta's introduction of the A350 is not the new Delta One "suites" with the door that closes. That's cute, but introducing Delta Premium Select - a real premium economy…

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Clear immigration while still on the plane?? Cameras integrated into the IFE system could soon make that a reality.

When the IFE system can watch you back

Is it the ultimate surveillance scenario or a step forward in the passenger experience? Or maybe a little bit of both?? Vendors are cooperating today to deliver integrated biometrics in the inflight entertainment system, tying…

Air New Zealand gets its GX on

Air New Zealand is finally sporting an inflight connectivity radome on one of its aircraft. Ship ZK-OKS, a 777-300ER, returned to service last week after a month in Singapore where the Inmarsat Global Xpress ("GX")…