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IFC boost for Etihad

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched new Wi-Fly ‘Chat’ and ‘Surf’ packages designed to make it easier than ever to stay connected, chat with family and friends, and browse the web while flying on Etihad’s wide-body fleet. Everyone flying on Etihad will benefit from complimentary ‘Chat’ messaging throughout their […]

April 17, 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

Intelsat upgrades Alaska Airlines IFC

Alaska Airlines says it will upgrade its fleet of Embraer E175 regional jets using Intelsat’s In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) broadband solution. Intelsat is already supplying Alaska with its IFC equipment on its Boeing 737MAX fleet. Intelsat bought Gogo Commercial Aviation in December 2020. The new contract is worth about $25 million in upgrade costs, and will […]

January 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gogo expands with Jet IT for IFC

Aircraft ‘fractional ownership’ airline Jet IT has selected Gogo Business Aviation’s latest system for its fleet of HondaJets, Gulfstream G150s and new Embraer Phenom 300 aircraft. The aircraft will be equipped with Gogo’s AVANCE L3 system on its fleet of 26 planes. AVANCE L3 comes equipped with Gogo Vision 360 which provides unlimited streaming of […]

January 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Emirates signs Inmarsat for IFC

Middle East airline Emirates has placed a major contract extension with Inmarsat for the satellite operator’s In-Flight Communications (IFC) broadband service. Emirates already uses Inmarsat but this new contract covers the airline’s 50 new Airbus A350 aircraft. They will enter service from 2024. The A350 aircraft will use Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network. Inmarsat’s […]

January 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

airBaltic deploys Starlink for IFC

Latvian airline airBaltic will equip its entire Airbus A220-300 fleet with SpaceX’s Starlink internet broadband connectivity system. The airline says that every passenger will benefit from complimentary, in-flight high-speed internet access during all flights without hassles or login pages. Starlink can deliver up to 350 Mbps to aircraft, and with latency as low as 20 […]

January 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Delta: Free WiFi; Sync Exclusives; Paramount+

Delta says it is the first US airline to introduce fast, free WiFi for all, in partnership with T-Mobile. The experience is coming to most domestic mainline aircraft by February 1st, with full availability on international and regional aircraft by the end of 2024. The airline will offer the service on more than 700 Viasat-equipped […]

January 6, 2023

Japan Airlines offers free Intelsat IFC

Intelsat has won a contract to supply Japan Airlines with its satellite broadband ‘direct-to-seat’ connectivity to J-Air’s Embraer E-190 aircraft. Japan Airlines has installed Intelsat’s 2Ku system on the first of J-Air’s E190 aircraft and will be installing 13 additional aircraft by autumn 2024. The airline has been offering free wireless entertainment services since 2016. […]

January 3, 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

Inmarsat Q3 revenue up 7%

Inmarsat’s has reported its Q3 numbers with revenue up 7 per cent, and EBITDA up 17 per cent, compared to the same period last year. The high spot in its list of positive growth segments came from its In-Flight broadband and communications division which, while not the largest revenue earner, came in with 33 per […]

November 29, 2022By Chris Forrester