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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…

Inmarsat, Philippine Airlines hit line-fit milestone

The deal struck between Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Inmarsat to upgrade the carrier's inflight wifi connectivity to the Global Xpress (GX) solution included a significant milestone: Line-fit installation from Airbus on new deliveries. Specifically, the…

Aeromexico brings diversity to 737 connectivity

The rumors appear to be true. A look at the first Aeromexico 737 MAX rolling off the line in Renton suggests that the carrier is choosing to diversify its inflight connectivity play. The new frame…

Lufthansa Technik brings more connectivity to the 737MAX

The 737 MAX will soon fly with another inflight connectivity option. Lufthansa Technik¬†announced today a deal to fit "several Boeing 737 MAX aircraft of an undisclosed airline customer" at its MRO facility in Budapest beginning…

Thales, HNA Group deal, but will it really…

A couple dozen more Chinese wide-body aircraft are set to receive the Thales AVANT IFE system and high-speed inflight internet systems. HNA Group and Thales recently announced that a mix of 42 A330s and 17…

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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…

Iridium-4 to launch on an old friend

The switch by Iridium to use a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for a pair of upcoming launches was driven by a desire to maintain the launch cadence. Waiting for new rockets presented a potential…