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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…

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.…

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…

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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…

Viasat 8: The Ocho!

It is just one small line inserted into today's Viasat earnings notes, "... total next-generation IFC system installations to around 200 aircraft across eight commercial airlines." The 200 number is nice, but the eight is more…