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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…

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…

Sky-high dreams or firmly grounded: The business of…

This story was available to PaxEx Premium subscribers first. Sign up now and get early access to the news shaping the industry. "Inflight connectivity doesn’t just create revenue, it could save the airline industry US$15bn…

An EAN antenna on the belly of a British Airways A320 aircraft

Viasat plans challenge to EAN’s Belgian approval

Earlier in the month Belgian regulators (BIPT) re-approved the ground component structure of Inmarsat's European Aviation Network (EAN) service. The move came after a court challenge lodged by Viasat and Eutelsat on the validity of…

Inmarsat EAN gains Belgian (re)approval

Inmarsat's European Aviation Network (EAN) received approval this week from Belgian telecom authorities for its ground component service. Again. That's good news for the inflight connectivity provider as it works to secure the necessary regulatory…

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Counting connections and commitments

Connectivity installations slow slightly over the summer, allowing an opportunity to take a big picture look at the industry and where the various players sit in terms of connected aircraft and future commitments. Compared to…