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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

Southwest chooses Viasat for IFE

California-based Viasat has won the contract to connect Southwest Airlines to its satellite broadband In-Flight Communications system. Factory installs of the Viasat equipment onto Southwest’s airlines will start this autumn. Southwest Airlines says it will provide customers enhanced internet capabilities while onboard, including the ability to stream content and entertainment, watch live television, and access […]

May 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Gogo revenues rise 26%

A rise in airline in-flight connectivity services this year and when compared to Covid-hit 2021 is not wholly surprising. In-Flight Connection specialist Gogo reported a 26 per cent rise in its quarterly revenues of $92.8 million (€88.2m) “fuelled by strong growth in both service and equipment revenue”. Gogo’s numbers were all positive, and one key […]

May 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Peacock on American Airlines

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, has joined the American Airlines inflight entertainment roster. Launching immediately, with a dedicated Peacock branded channel, the exclusive partnership features complimentary inflight access to the streamer’s catalogue of select Original content, with shows including Bel-Air, Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, Girls5eva and more Customers can access Peacock’s channel via seatback devices, […]

April 1, 2022

Gogo tops 1m flights

Gogo Business Aviation supplies business aircraft with communications and entertainment. The company has just topped 1 million flights using its AVANCE in-flight platform. “Demand for connectivity is at an all-time high and Gogo is delivering a world-class experience for customers who are doing data-heavy activities while in flight,” said Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business […]

March 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

Gogo FY revenues up 24%

In-Flight aircraft broadband connectivity specialist Gogo has reported a rise in revenues of 19 per cent for its fourth-quarter to December 31st 2021. Its full-year numbers were even better at $335.7 million, up 24 per cent y-o-y albeit influenced by a recovery in travel from the Covid-influenced period a year earlier. Gogo now focuses on […]

March 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat links with JSAT for IFE

Intelsat is taking capacity on Japan’s Sky Perfect JSAT-1C high-throughput satellite to boost in-flight connectivity. Intelsat says the agreement with JSAT augments its existing capacity and allow Intelsat to provide in-flight connectivity and broadband bandwidth over Japan and the region generally. Coverage also extends across the Northern Pacific Ocean, including beams situated well south of […]

February 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Anuvu raises $50m

Anuvu, the new name for the in-flight connectivity business previously known as Global Eagle, has raised $50 million (€44.2m) to fund what they describe as a small batch of geostationary satellites. Global Eagle was rescued out of bankruptcy protection in March 2021 and renamed Anuvu with the new business ordering two satellites out of a […]

December 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

Saudi Arabian Airlines, Panasonic IFE deal

In-flight entertainment and communication system provider Panasonic Avionics Corporation has agreed a deal with Saudi Arabian Airlines to provide its latest 4K and Bluetooth audio in-flight entertainment (IFE) innovations on the airline’s 35 new Airbus A321neo family aircraft. Panasonic Avionics’ NEXT IFE system will be installed on 20 new Airbus A321neo and 15 Airbus A321neoXLR […]

November 15, 2021

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