Advanced Television


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

Starlink seeks airline orders

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband by satellite system is aggressively pursuing airline ‘direct-to-seat’ in-flight services. Starlink Aviation is promising connection speeds of up to 350 Mb/s (per aircraft) which it says is fast enough for video calls, online gaming and other high data rate activity. Starlink says it is offering connectivity to the world’s private jet […]

October 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

IdeaNova launches Inplay Content Loader

IdeaNova Technologies, a specialist in IFE systems and secure video streaming, has launched its Inplay Content Loader, an Inplay feature that perfects the way videos, audio, and other content is uploaded to aircraft. With content upload frequency and content quality demands growing, airlines and IFE providers have been looking for ways to make the upload […]

September 22, 2022

Gogo buys back 1.5m shares

Gogo, the in-flight communications specialists, has agreed to buy back 1.5 million of its own shares for cancellation. The purchase solves an ownership complication with its backers BlackRock. The purchase will cost Gogo about $18.34 million or $12.23 per share, and will be bought from an affiliate business of BlackRock. Gogo explained how the issue […]

September 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Inmarsat, Honeywell unveil SwiftJet service

Inmarsat and Honeywell have announced SwiftJet, their latest inflight connectivity service for the business aviation industry. It will enter commercial service in the first half of 2023 and the companies says it will deliver the fastest ever speeds over L-band. As one of the first new services to be introduced on Inmarsat’s ELERA satellite network, SwiftJet […]

May 23, 2022