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Viasat committed to global coverage, even without partners

Partners are important. Partners help justify the massive financial investment to build, launch and operate massive satellite systems. For the ViaSat-3 constellation of satellites, however, securing partners prior to launch is now more of a…

Lies, damn lies, and this Inmarsat advert

Looking for some quality misinformation about the current state of the inflight connectivity market? A recent marketing video from Inmarsat is a great place to start. Particularly if truth in advertising isn't really your thing.…

SAS & Viasat connect on short-haul: It just…

It worked, exactly as advertised. That was the main takeaway from last week's media demo flight of the new SAS high-speed inflight internet service on the carrier's single-aisle fleet. The event targeted mostly Scandinavian journalists,…

Spirit commits to inflight wifi

The tease of inflight wifi connectivity from Spirit Airlines finally is fulfilled. The carrier announced today it will fit its entire fleet with Ka-band satellite-based connectivity in partnership with Thales FlytLIVE. The first aircraft installs…

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JetBlue’s new A320 takes flight

New seats, new screens and more live television took flight this week on one JetBlue A320. The new interior is officially in service. Some three and a half months after the first aircraft ferried to…