Advanced Television


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

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

DirecTV 18 channel line-up on Delta Air Lines

Together with Delta Air Lines and Viasat, DirecTV has announced the launch of a domestic 18-channel TV lineup on select Boeing 767-400 aircraft flying select long-haul domestic routes. This domestic live TV offering marks the first time a US-based airline has integrated LiveTV into seatback screens onboard its widebody planes. DirecTV’s satellite TV entertainment solution […]

October 18, 2023

World’s largest IFE OLED screen proposed

World’s largest IFE OLED screen proposed By Chris Forrester A proposal for an 8ft screen (97”) for airlines has been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for approval and certification. The plan is to install the screens into private VIP aircraft, and integrated into an airplane’s structure in place of conventional windows. The application […]

September 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Viasat wins Korean Air in-flight broadband

Korean Air is to install Viasat’s in-flight broadband connectivity into its Airbus A321neo fleet. Korean Air will receive a total of 30 Airbus A321neos by 2027 as part of a fleet modernisation plan, all of which will be delivered line-fit with Viasat’s connectivity solution. These will be operated on short and mid-haul flights between the […]

August 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Viasat wins Malaysia Airlines IFE

Malaysia Airlines has chosen Viasat for its In-Flight Communications and Entertainment (IFE) aboard its new Boeing 737-8 fleet of aircraft. Malaysia Airlines will also introduce high-quality internet connectivity on its 737-8 aircraft. The agreement encompasses factory installation of Viasat’s equipment on its aircraft, the first of which is expected to be delivered to Malaysia Airlines […]

August 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gogo adds Avance LX5 for 5G connectivity

Gogo Business Aviation, a provider of In-Flight broadband to the business aviation sector, has announced the availability of its Avance LX5 technology for 5G services. Gogo says the new kit is an “easy box swap” for owners and aircraft operators. “Designed in the exact same form factor as the currently available Avance L5, LX5 is […]

August 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Panasonic secures major IFEC deals

In-flight Entertainment and Communication Systems (IFEC) supplier Panasonic Avionics and Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, have signed an agreement for the installation of the Astrova seat-end solution on up to 30 of its aircraft. Astrova, Panasonic Avionics’ next generation IFE seat-end solution, redefines the role of seatback IFE and […]

June 7, 2023

Viasat wins extra IFE connections for Delta

Satellite operator Viasat used the Washington Satellite 2023 show to announce it had secured orders from Delta Airlines for further expansion of Delta’s in-flight communications systems on its aircraft. Viasat says it will now be connecting a total of more than 1,000 aircraft including widebody fleets, and all active aircraft in its Airbus A330, Airbus […]

March 15, 2023By Chris Forrester