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Gogo ups targets

In-flight connectivity company Gogo says it has increased its long-term financial targets. Gogo supplies the business aviation community with broadband services by satellite. As of June 30th 2021, Gogo reported 2,067 business aircraft flying with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 or L3 system installed, 6,036 aircraft flying with its ATG systems onboard, and 4,587 aircraft with satellite […]

September 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: Free Wi-Fi coming to aircraft

A report from Norther Sky Research (NSR) suggests that while the Inflight Connectivity (IFC) market has inevitably been hard hit by the Covid pandemic and the severe cancellation of air traffic, both for business and holiday journeys, recovery is now taking place. As aviation traffic continues to bounce back following widespread vaccination programmes, the IFC […]

September 27, 2021By Chris Forrester

Etihad Airways selects Extreme E for IFE

Extreme E, the pioneering electric SUV racing series, has announced that its magazine programme – Climate Changers – has been selected by acclaimed airline, Etihad Airways, for its inflight entertainment (IFE) service, E-Box. The airline’s E-Box service provides guests with hundreds of hours of on-demand video and audio content via touch screen technology. The wireless […]

September 17, 2021

Bank upgrades Viasat forecasts

Investment bank Jefferies has updated its trading model for California-based satellite operator Viasat, and upgraded its revenue forecasts for Viasat (by 10.8 percent per annum) for the period 2021-2024. As to the share price, Jefferies has upped the price target from $46 per share to a much more buoyant $57.50 (and even to $60 on […]

August 17, 2021By Chris Forrester

Anuvu orders 2 tiny Geo-sats

Anuvu, which is the new name for In-Flight Connectivity business Global Eagle Entertainment, has ordered up two small geostationary satellites as part of a fleet of eight in a new mini-constellation. Anuvu will use the satellites, due for launch in 2023, to serve WiFi on aircraft, boats and remote locations in North America and the […]

August 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Extreme E signs British Airways content deal

Extreme E, the electric SUV racing series, has announced that its acclaimed magazine programmes – How to Build a Race Car, Electric Odyssey and Climate Changers – have been selected by British Airways for its in-flight entertainment channel, High Life. High Life entertainment is available to passengers on all of British Airways’ long-haul flights and […]

July 23, 2021

Intelsat serves Airbus A320’s with WiFi

Intelsat’s recently acquired Gogo Commercial Aviation division has fitted the first “factory installed” 2Ku satellite in-flight communications and entertainment system on an Airbus A320neo aircraft. The 2Ku system was installed by Airbus at its factory in Hamburg, Germany as part of its High Bandwidth Connectivity Service (HBCS) and delivered to Cathay Pacific. The Intelsat 2Ku […]

July 23, 2021By Chris Forrester

Gogo Commercial Aviation is now Intelsat

Intelsat has announced that Gogo Commercial Aviation, a business it acquired in December 2020, is dropping the Gogo name and is now called Intelsat. With its acquisition of Gogo’s Commercial Aviation division, Intelsat says it became the “world’s leading provider of inflight broadband connectivity to the commercial aviation industry”. The integration means that Intelsat now […]

July 14, 2021By Chris Forrester

Thales offers 4K entertainment on aircraft

Thales has struck an agreement with Samsung to supply 4K in-seat aircraft entertainment using Samsung’s QLED technology and HARMAN (Samsung-owned) audio benefits. Thales is using its Optiq-branded display technology as part of its offering. Also included are a pair of Bluetooth connections and WiFi functionality. Thales’ head of marketing for inflight, Jerry Thomas, says that […]

June 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Analyst: IFC to help ViaSat as airlines come out of pandemic

Quilty Analytics, in a report that focuses on California-based broadband supplier ViaSat, says that despite the impact of the Covid pandemic ViaSat is going to benefit from a recovery in In Flight Connectivity (IFC) as passengers return to airlines. For ViaSat in particular, Quilty says that as Covid-19 headwinds continued to ease in its fourth […]

June 16, 2021By Chris Forrester