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Viasat adds 150 Lufthansa aircraft with IFC

German giant airline Lufthansa has selected Viasat’s Inmarsat satellites to equip more than 150 aircraft – across its own Lufthansa and subsidiary SWISS and Austrian Airlines fleets – with the European Aviation Network (EAN) in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution. The more than 150 extra aircraft include Airbus A320s, A320neos and A220s fleet versions. The EAN technology […]

January 26, 2024By Chris Forrester

Viasat demos potential UK aircraft guidance solution

Since Brexit, the UK has been barred from using the European Union’s sophisticated EGNOS aircraft landing and positioning safety system. The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is Europe’s regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that is used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs), such as GPS and Galileo. It has been […]

January 22, 2024By Chris Forrester

Rivada secures link with The Aerospace Industries

Rivada Space Networks seems to be on a roll with numerous contracts announced. Their latest news concerns a partnership with aerospace and aviation services company The Aerospace Industries (TAI), based in Bangkok, Thailand. The aim is to bring reliable and secure connectivity services to the commercial, military and general aviation sectors in Thailand and beyond. […]

December 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gogo reports record Q3

Gogo, which focuses on delivering broadband connectivity to business aviation clients, has reported its nine month and Q3 financials. Overall nine month revenues were down 7 per cent year-on-year but Q3 saw a record revenue, up 6 per cent year-on-year of $79.5 million (€74,5m), and 1 per cent up on Q2. Gogo stated that it […]

November 8, 2023By Chris Forrester

Canada’s AirSprint chooses Gogo

Gogo Business Aviation has been selected by Canadian fractional ownership aircraft AirSprint Private Aviation for its in-flight connectivity (IFC). AirSprint will begin upgrading its Cessna Citation and Embraer aircraft to Gogo 5G—making it Gogo’s first Canadian fleet customer. “We strive to provide the highest level of service, and we are always looking for new and […]

October 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gogo buys in own stock

Business jet in-flight broadband specialist Gogo Aviation is spending $50 million (€46.6m) on a share repurchase programme. “Our long-term capital allocation priorities are to first maintain adequate liquidity; second, invest in high-return strategic initiatives; third, carry an appropriate level of debt with a target net leverage ratio of 2.5x – 3.5x; and fourth, return capital […]

September 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Spaceport resurrects Sea Launch concept

Once upon a time there was Sea Launch, a US/Norway/Russia/Ukraine consortium that used a converted oil-rig plus a support ship, to equatorially launch rockets and their satellites from the sea and using Zenit rockets. Sea Launch operated from 1999 to 2014 and successfully launched 32 rockets, although suffered a total of three complete failures and […]

May 24, 2023

Report: IFC rebounding

Challenges created for business and leisure travellers during the pandemic are fast becoming a distant memory. A report from Constellations says that In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) is moving to “new heights”. John Peterson, Executive Director of Aviation at satellite operator Iridium, says that technological and economic changes are overcoming some of the unique challenges of in-air […]

March 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gogo raises 2023 guidance

Business aviation in-flight broadband company Gogo has reported record Q4 and 2022 results, and raised its guidance for 2023’s business prospects. For 2023 trading Gogo says its total revenues will be in the $440 million (€412.7m) – $455 million range. Gogo now serves 6,935 business aircraft. It reported record Q4 revenue of $108.2 million, up […]

March 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Sichuan Airlines selects Viasat’s IFC

Sichuan Airlines, a Chinese air carrier, Viasat, the communications company, and AeroSat Link Technology, a subsidiary of China Satellite Communications (China Satcom), have announced the airline has selected Viasat’s iIn-Flight Connectivity (IFC) technology and equipment for installation on its Airbus A320 family of aircraft. When in service, the Viasat terminal installed on the aircraft will […]

December 16, 2022By Chris Forrester