Decisions for airlines making investments in providing in-flight Wi-Fi for passengers are strongly driven by the segment of the industry they operate within, as Via Satellite’s sister publication Avionics learned at the 2017 Boyd International Aviation Forecast Summit (IAFS). Executives from American Airlines, Allegiant, Spirit Airlines, Tap Portugal and Sun Country provided much different perspectives on investing […]
Articles by Woodrow Bellamy III
Alaska Airlines has selected Gogo’s 2Ku satellite-based Ku-band In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) technology for its fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Installations are scheduled to begin on Alaska’s Boeing 737 aircraft in the first six months of 2018, with 40 to 50 planes expected to receive upgrades by the end of the year. In addition to […]
Facebook wants to use solar powered Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to connect up to 66 percent of the planet, considered remote areas, with outdated or no internet service at all. On June 7 at the fourth-annual Global Connected Aircraft Summit, David Hansell, who serves as the leader of Facebook’s global aviation policy, gave an audience […]
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A Simi Valley, California, company believes commercial airplanes could become the communications satellites that the telecommunications industry has been craving. Backed by leadership that has achieved aviation industry firsts in the past, Airborne Wireless Network (AWN) is preparing for a test in late March that it hopes will serve as a proof of concept for […]
The initial testing for the satellite connectivity portion of the European Aviation Network (EAN) is complete. According to Inmarsat, testing for the first Satellite Access Station (SAS) that will be part of EAN has been completed in Greece. The SAS is located in the Greek town of Nemea and operated under an agreement with OTE, […]
[Via Satellite 01-12-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued certification for the Honeywell Aerospace JetWave satellite communications hardware for the Airbus A319 aircraft. Eclipse subsidiary EAD Aerospace obtained the certification. As the exclusive hardware that allows aircraft to connect to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band service, GX Aviation, JetWave enables pilots to access online […]