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Spirit commits to inflight wifi

The tease of inflight wifi connectivity from Spirit Airlines finally is fulfilled. The carrier announced today it will fit its entire fleet with Ka-band satellite-based connectivity in partnership with Thales FlytLIVE. The first aircraft installs…

Payment processing for on-board shopping could include a biometric two-factor authentication scheme with the new kit coming from Panasonic Avionics and Tascent

Panasonic Avionics admits to bribery, settles with DoJ

After years of investigation the US Department of Justice and Panasonic Avionics (PAC) agreed to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), ending the prosecution of the company over bribery allegations. The agreement identifies several former PAC…

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United brings the 737 MAX 9 online

Looking to fly on United's newest aircraft type? Head to Houston on June 7th to be part of the first day of 737 MAX 9 operations. The company announced the initial routes and dates for…

More, better and cheaper wifi in the sky!

Got Wifi? For more airline passengers than ever around the world the answer is yes. Some 82 airlines offer inflight connectivity. Even more significant, however, is that the quality of the service available in flight…