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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…

Gilat goes cuckoo for Ku-Ka

Trade shows bring out new hardware launches and the recent Satellite Show 2018 was no exception. Among the many vendors showing off new wares, Israeli inflight connectivity hardware provider Gilat launched its AeroEdge 6000 dual-band…

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,…

United brings the 737 MAX 9 online

Looking to fly on United's newest aircraft type? Head to Houston on June 7th to be part of the first day of 737 MAX 9 operations. The company announced the initial routes and dates for…

United Airlines, Viasat “MAX out” partnership

United Airlines' 737 MAX fleet has an inflight wifi connectivity provider. Viasat secured a deal to fit more than 70 aircraft with the company's Ka-band solution, including at least 58 of the 737 MAX aircraft.…

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…

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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…