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Qatar Airways brings connectivity gate to gate

Qatar Airways is opening up its inflight wifi connectivity solution for gate-to-gate services. The move comes on the heels of a policy update from the Qatar's Communications Regulatory Authority permitting the use of inflight services…

Eutelsat goes big on Ka-band, dumps ViaSat-3

Eutelsat is investing big in Ka-band capacity over Europe. The satellite operator announced KONNECT VHTS today, a 500 gigabit/second satellite to be built by Thales Alenia Space and which is expected to enter service in…

The Hi Fly A380 is real!

Earlier this year the A380 assembly line received a stay of execution thanks to a new Emirates order. Today the second-hand market for the type officially launched, with Portuguese charter carrier Hi Fly confirming plans…

Peering out the (open!) window during a test flight over Long Beach

Big order wins, financial losses for Global Eagle’s…

The write-offs for Global Eagle in 2017 are significant. The company reported its year-end financials this week and included a non-cash impairment charge of $184 million in the connectivity segment. That represented more than half…

New Chairman, CEO, funding for Global Eagle

After taking nearly a year to unwind the complexity of its financials following a string of acquisitions Global Eagle is finally ready to move forward on executing its plan. To that end the content, connectivity,…

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Panasonic, APSATCOM announce "XTS" satellite plans

Years in the offing, some details on Panasonic Avionics' first "eXtreme Throughput Satellite" (XTS) are finally known. The global inflight communications and entertainment provider will team with Chinese satellite operator APSATCOM on the launch of…

A new CEO at Gogo: Oakleigh Thorne replaces…

Gogo has a new boss. Michael Small and the Board of Directors reached a "mutual decision…for Mr. Small to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a director of the Company." The…