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Viasat secures ULA as third launch partner for…

Viasat now holds launch contracts for all three satellites of its upcoming ViaSat-3 constellation. The company announced today that United Launch Alliance (ULA) will carry one of the three satellites into orbit between 2020 to…

PaxEx Premium: Another connectivity split fleet

Managing multiple inflight connectivity solutions can prove a challenge for airlines but that isn't stopping them from pursuing such deals. A couple weeks ago Virgin Atlantic's first A350-1000 entered the final assembly line at Toulouse…

Easing access to wifi: Telekom & Lufthansa Group…

In the Americas the relationship between Gogo and TMobile to deliver complimentary inflight wifi to passengers is well established. Europe is about to see a similar solution launch. Telekom and Lufthansa Group are teaming up…

Avant, GX, Super Diamond for the new Hong…

Hong Kong Airlines celebrated the beginning of a new tranche of A350s this week, bringing new inflight products to the carrier. The airline's early A350 deliveries were originally built for Azul; the current set were…

UON set to connect with unique business model

Taqnia Space is on the cusp of launching its UON service with Saudia. The kit will go live on a pair of A320s later this month according to Mustafa Murad, the company's Aero Program Head.…

Is it time for Gogo to split?

Is Gogo worth more split in half rather than as a single company? Since the management transition earlier this year that idea has been floated more than once. CEO Oakleigh Thorne suggested that either the…

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Radome tells a tale of vendor diversity

The first Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 is starting to come together in Toulouse, France. Parts for MSN 274 are arriving at the final assembly line and there's an interesting surprise atop the aft fuselage section: A…

New interiors, more wifi coming to LATAM

LATAM is set to retrofit more than 200 aircraft as part of a major update to its fleet. The carrier will invest $400 million to refresh the interiors on both long-haul and short-haul planes covering…