The only official announcement around electronically steered antennae (ESA) for commercial aircraft this week at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg came from Gogo. And it probably was the least significant ESA story from the show. Instead, a surprise from a different supplier stole the spotlight.
Ball Aerospace successfully tests phased array antenna with Telesat LEO satellite
Score another successful test of existing antenna hardware on the new, LEO satellite technology. This time it is Ball Aerospace and its electronically steered flat panel kit linking up with Telesat’s LEO 1.
Astronics seeks BizAv connectivity boost
Can Astronics deliver a breakout in its AeroSat division? The company is doubling down on the BizAv segment in hopes of delivering a huge sales win for its antenna systems, thanks to a new partnership and marketing push.
Welcome to the electronically steered, phased array era
After years and years of promises it appears that electronic steered phased array antennae are (finally) ready to break into the commercial and biz jet aviation markets. Multiple vendors are now touting partnerships that will delver aero-certified hardware in the next few years. Is it really finally happening??