Hughes Network Systems is not new to the inflight internet world. But the company is getting more aggressive in its pitch to airlines. Hughes is now a global distribution partner of OneWeb’s LEO constellation services. The deal was announced this week at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2023.
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Stellar Blu secures Boeing line-fit agreement
Stellar Blu just secured a significant boost for its Sidewinder electronically steered antenna (ESA) platform. The company executed an Technical Services Agreement with Boeing that will see the terminal kit as an option for line-fit on the 737 MAX, 787, and 777X types, likely before the end of 2024.
Gogo picks Challenger 300 for Galileo certification pilot
Fully branded and now with multiple antenna options, Gogo is starting the certification process for its Galileo LEO inflight internet service, running on the OneWeb constellation. The company chose the Bombardier Challenger 300 series of aircraft as the first platform on which to develop the hardware and installation process. The Bombardier Challenger 300 is one […]
Honeywell secures Iridium certification for Aspire 350
Whether for smaller planes, a secondary network for redundancy and true global coverage, or just a solid, lightweight internet link in the sky, business jet owners can now choose Honeywell’s Aspire 350 system, operating on the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation.
Collins Aerospace launches BizAv cabin connectivity on Iridium Certus
Collins Aerospace formally launched its IRT NX inflight internet solution at EBACE 2023, bringing a lightweight option powered by the Iridium NEXT LEO constellation to the business aviation market.
Gogo Galileo branding launched for LEO services
Gogo’s upcoming LEO satellite service has a new name. Now branded Galileo, the company also expanded the antenna options, enabling even higher speeds on larger business jets.
easyJet talks up AirFi deployment success, future program plans
EasyJet has not been shy about the success of its adoption of AirFi’s on-board shopping and entertainment platform in recent months. And the carrier is just getting started with the system. Simon Cox, the carrier’s Director for InFlight Retail, recently shared some insights with PaxEx.Aero on what’s next as the program matures.
AirFi hypes LEO IFC option on cusp of launch
It could come online within the next few days. The company is confident that timeline won’t stretch past a few weeks. And AirFi’s LEO customers want the service yesterday.
AirFi snags trio of customers, including new LEO install
Inflight entertainment is coming to three more airlines, powered by AirFi’s streaming IFE solution.
Hanwha sets stage for aero ESA trials later this year
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Phasor’s ESA technology will enter ground testing later this year, with hopes of getting airborne by Q1 2024. This time, however, it will be under the Hanwha brand name, as the company pushes forward with its commercial aero goals.