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Cathay goes Gogo; 2Ku coming to wide body…

Cathay Pacific is committing further to connectivity on its long-haul fleet. The carrier announced a contract with Gogo today to fit its 777 and A330 aircraft with the 2Ku product beginning in mid-2018. The full…

Emirates Takes Inmarsat GX for 777X Connectivity

When Thales won the contract to provide the inflight entertainment system on Emirates' new Boeing 777X fleet it was something of a coup, displacing Panasonic Avionics from that role. That displacement trend will continue to…

ViaSat, JetBlue tighten ties, push Thales out on…

Late last week we were able to report that JetBlue would be updating its Airbus fleet to support the ViaSat-2 satellite with on board hardware upgrades. This week, as part of ViaSat's quarterly earnings report,…

The new Premium Select cabin on Delta's A350

Putting Delta Premium Select to the test: The…

The biggest change to come with Delta's introduction of the A350 is not the new Delta One "suites" with the door that closes. That's cute, but introducing Delta Premium Select - a real premium economy…

Clear immigration while still on the plane?? Cameras integrated into the IFE system could soon make that a reality.

When the IFE system can watch you back

Is it the ultimate surveillance scenario or a step forward in the passenger experience? Or maybe a little bit of both?? Vendors are cooperating today to deliver integrated biometrics in the inflight entertainment system, tying…

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Proposed ATG/S-Band coverage from Inmarsat and Telekom

Inmarsat, Deutsche Telekom complete first EAN flight tests

Infilght testing of the European Aviation Network ("EAN") is upon us. Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom announced this week that the first flight test was completed covering multiple countries and proving the seamless integration of the…