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Breeze Airways selects Viasat for IFC

Utah-based low-cost airline Breeze has chosen Viasat to supply broadband and WiFi connectivity to its fleet of aircraft. Breeze flies year-round routes throughout the US as well as seasonal routes during holiday seasons. Its current fleet comprises Airbus and Embraer aircraft and has just acquired 10 extra Airbus aircraft for delivery by the end of […]

February 22, 2024By Chris Forrester

Gogo refreshes IFC software

Gogo Business Aviation has released over-the-air software updates for clients and their aircraft. The update covers Gogo’s Avance technology. With the update, further modifications can now be deployed without physically touching the aircraft, reducing the time required for software updates, and improving the efficiency and management of upgrading large fleets. “This industry-first capability for connectivity […]

December 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat wins IFC on Aerolineas Argentinas

Intelsat has been selected by Aerolíneas Argentinas to provide multi-orbit inflight connectivity service on 18 Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The airline will become the first in Latin America to offer service using Intelsat’s new electronically steered array (ESA) antenna. “Aerolíneas Argentinas’ passengers will soon benefit from multi-orbit connectivity that will provide the […]

November 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Viasat cuts 800 staff; DT IFC deal

Viasat of California, which also now owns London-based Inmarsat, made some bif announcements at its Q2 financial report; one satellite has been cancelled and 800 staff laid off. Viasat stated that its results showcased “resilient growth and momentum” but was making key decisions on capital expenditure that will strengthen the focus on its mobility and […]

November 9, 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

Delta Airlines selects Hughes for IFC

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems has been selected to serve Delta Airlines with its In-Flight broadband and WiFi connectivity in a major contract. Delta is the world’s second largest airline and serves some 171 million passengers annually (American Airlines is larger at 199 million passengers, although Delta has the highest annual revenues at some $51 billion). […]

November 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Vodafone offers $5 flat rate for IFC

Vodafone is offering travellers a $5 per day for ‘all you can eat’ connectivity while in the air. The telco has struck deals with a large number of airlines and the fee covers what Vodafone describes as “airline roaming” for international flights. Vodafone says its satellite-based services will offer “3G like” download and upload speeds. […]

October 30, 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

Forecast: IFC demand to soar

A report published by space consulting and market intelligence firm, Euroconsult, focusing on In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for air travel has highlighted a second consecutive year of strong growth, with over 36,000 commercial and business aviation aircraft now equipped with onboard internet access. The 11th edition of Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity predicts this number […]

October 4, 2023

Intelsat IFC available for all Airbus aircraft

Intelsat reports that its In-Flight Communications (IFC) service, already available via Airbus Airspace Link, will shortly be available to all Airbus aircraft and airlines. Intelsat will be the largest IFC service provider to Airbus. Starting with aircraft deliveries targeting the first half of 2026, airlines may select Airbus’ Ku-band ESA terminal, which is designed for […]

September 20, 2023By Chris Forrester