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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

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