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Thales, HNA Group deal, but will it really…

A couple dozen more Chinese wide-body aircraft are set to receive the Thales AVANT IFE system and high-speed inflight internet systems. HNA Group and Thales recently announced that a mix of 42 A330s and 17…

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…

JetBlue confirms AVANT, ViaSat-2 for A320 retrofits

Chalk up another customer for the ViaSat-2 network. JetBlue confirmed upgrades for all of its Airbus aircraft in a recent internal company memo. Those upgrades allow the planes to talk to the new satellite. The…