Move over WiFi; LiFi is now flying. Delivering on a promise made during the Paris Air Show Air France and hardware supplier Latécoère operated the LiFi (Light Fidelity) system on board a commercial flight this week, bringing a new means for high speed data transmission into service.
Mitsubishi’s SpaceJet buys Bombardier’s support
We are mere months away from the production of the final CRJ passenger jet. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced this morning a deal to acquire Bombardier’s regional jet program, bringing it to a close as the SpaceJet will take its place.
Boom’s supersonic timing slips
Boom still plans to bring supersonic passenger flights back to the general public, just not as soon as previously predicted. And there are still a LOT of open questions about getting there at all.
Different business models, same aircraft model: American, Frontier and JetBlue take on the A321XLR
Three very different US airlines all ordered the same plane during this week’s Paris Air Show. How will JetBlue, Frontier and American put the A321XLR to use??
SmartSky boosts sales channel with Honeywell Aerospace VAR deal
As the network buildout enters the home stretch SmartSky’s sales efforts continue apace. Honeywell Aerospace signed on as a value-added reseller for the SmartSky air-to-ground inflight connectivity solution this week.
IAG makes a MAX move in Paris
For roughly 30 hours this week the clouds of gloom and doom hung of Boeing’s chalet at Le Bourget. That all changed this afternoon with a major order for the manufacturer.
Airbus A321XLR: The future of single-aisle long-haul travel
The A321XLR is now officially real. What does that mean for the future of passenger comfort on long-haul flights??