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Intelsat wins Air Canada IFC order

Air Canada has contracted with Intelsat to equip up to 45 Airbus A321 aircraft with Intelsat’s In-Flight Entertainment and Communications technology. The agreement sees Intelsat supply its 2Ku satellite connectivity solution on Air Canada’s upcoming Airbus A321XLR fleet and which will be installed on the Airbus production line in Hamburg, Germany. Additionally, Air Canada says […]

June 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Viasat record revenues

California-based Viasat reported its 2022 full year revenues rose 24 per cent to a record $2.8 billion (€2.6bn). Viasat told shareholders that while it achieved its Q4 FY2022 outlook and FY2022 goals, Q4 FY2022 had some challenges. The challenges included ViaSat-3’s ground network expansion and delays in both NSA certification of Information Security products and […]

May 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat announces Cloud Connect Media

Intelsat, operator of an integrated satellite and terrestrial network and a provider of inflight connectivity (IFC). has announced its latest service offering: Cloud Connect Media, a connectivity solution that provides programmers with secure access between the IntelsatOne Media Network and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cloud Connect Media is designed to provide content providers with a […]

April 12, 2022

Intelsat expands IFC capabilities with Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks, a global player in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, has announced that Intelsat is expanding its in-flight connectivity (IFC) capabilities with a strategic multimillion-dollar order for Gilat’s SkyEdge IV Taurus modems. SkyEdge IV Taurus is an ultra-high-performance modem for IFC designed to provide Wi-Fi internet and IPTV for passengers on commercial […]

March 14, 2022

Viasat covers Brazil and Europe with IFC

Geostationary satellite operator Viasat says it is now supplying Ka-band in-flight connectivity (IFC) across Brazil, which is the world’s third-largest Business Aviation market. The connectivity package includes capacity from London’s Avanti and its Hylas satellites to cover Europe and the MENA regions. In Brazil, Viasat’s says its IFC system will leverage capacity on the Company’s […]

October 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

Air France awards IFC contract to Intelsat

Intelsat has secured an Air France contract to supply In Flight Connectivity to its Airbus A220 aircraft. Sixty AF A220-300 aircraft will be supplied with Intelsat’s 2Ku high-speed, satellite-based inflight connectivity solution. “We are honoured to partner with Air France and delight their passengers with a superior inflight connectivity experience on Airbus’ state-of-the-art A220 aircraft,” […]

September 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Gogo ups targets

In-flight connectivity company Gogo says it has increased its long-term financial targets. Gogo supplies the business aviation community with broadband services by satellite. As of June 30th 2021, Gogo reported 2,067 business aircraft flying with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 or L3 system installed, 6,036 aircraft flying with its ATG systems onboard, and 4,587 aircraft with satellite […]

September 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Panasonic claims IFC speed milestone

Panasonic Avionics, China Eastern Airlines, APT Mobile SatCom and China Telecom Satellite Communications are claiming a performance milestone for in-flight connectivity service over China, using Panasonic Avionics’ new Extreme Throughput Satellite (XTS) service on the APStar 6D communications satellite. On a recent China Eastern Airlines’ flight MU5105, passengers saw average speeds up to 100 megabits […]

August 27, 2021

ViaSat secures Flexjet deal

ViaSat has agreed a contract to equip fractional jet ownership business Flexjet’s fleet with ViaSat’s In Flight Connectivity and broadband entertainment system (IFC). “This partnership,” says ViaSat, “is two-fold: it will provide Viasat’s high-speed Ka-band IFC service on Flexjet’s Embraer Praetor 600 super-mid cabin fleet, which serves transatlantic and domestic European routes; additionally, the partnership […]

June 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: IFC to recover in 2023

In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) has suffered badly during the pandemic. The prospects are that there will be a “U-shaped” recovery for aircraft-based IFC revenues, according to Northern Sky Research’s (NSR) latest study on Aeronautical Satcom Markets. NSR sees a rebound on the horizon for significantly impacted aero IFC services, with a U-shaped recovery underway and revenue […]

June 8, 2021By Chris Forrester