Global air transport IT specialist SITA’s connected aircraft business SITAONAIR sees growing demand for its inflight internet and upgraded onboard mobile services as airlines seek to offer their customers choice, VP-strategy, portfolio & marketing Dominique El Bez said at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg.
Inflight connectivity provider Gogo sees good prospects for signing up more airline customers, in particular in the Middle East and Asia, after its selection as a lead supplier by Airbus and its deal with Virgin Australia.
Carlsbad, California-based broadband services company ViaSat sees its ViaSat2 Ka-band satellite entering service by the end of 2017 despite social unrest in French Guiana, which is delaying launches from Europe’s Kourou Spaceport.
Airbus has named inflight connectivity provider Gogo as a lead supplier for its high bandwidth connectivity (HBC) program, paving the way for Gogo’s 2Ku satellite technology, which allows passengers to access streaming-video speeds on board, to be line-fit to Airbus A320 family, A330 and A380 aircraft.
São Paulo-based low-cost carrier (LCC) GOL plans to launch a live TV service by the end of the second quarter, as it pushes ahead with plans to equip its fleet of Boeing 737-700 and -800 aircraft with onboard connectivity.
International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, Spain’s Iberia, Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling and Ireland’s Aer Lingus, is set to be the launch customer of Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed inflight broadband service.
The CEOs of Air France-KLM and German flag carrier Lufthansa have written to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, calling for new measures to counter what they say are unfair practices by Gulf carriers.
Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full responsibility and promised a full review of the company’s crew transport and over-booking procedures....More
Technology provider Thales has signed a contract with an unnamed customer, covering its entire suite of inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) products, which should be made public by June....More