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Egyptair chooses Panasonic Aviation

Panasonic Avionics has signed an agreement with Egyptair for the installation of its Astrova seat-end in-flight communications and entertainment technology on the airline’s new Airbus A350-900 fleet. With this agreement, Egyptair becomes the first airline in Africa to select Astrova. Panasonic Avionics’ newest solution will be linefit installed in Egyptair’s A350 Business Class cabins with […]

November 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Panasonic takes IFC space on SkyPerfect

Panasonic’s Aero division has leased Gb/s Ku-band capacity for its In-Flight Communications (IFC) broadband service on SkyPerfect/Jsat’s SuperBird-9 satellite. The satellite isn’t scheduled to launch before H1 2027. The move is the latest in a fast-expanding series of announcements from Panasonic Avionics. Recent weeks have seen deals and orders negotiated with operators serving North, Central […]

November 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Forecast: IFC demand to soar

A report published by space consulting and market intelligence firm, Euroconsult, focusing on In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for air travel has highlighted a second consecutive year of strong growth, with over 36,000 commercial and business aviation aircraft now equipped with onboard internet access. The 11th edition of Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity predicts this number […]

October 4, 2023

Intelsat wins Air Canada IFC

Intelsat has secured an In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) expansion order from Air Canada for on-board broadband. The statement from Intelsat talks of its “reliable” IFC service which will be expanded to include an extra “almost” 100 additional aircraft. The agreement will see Intelsat tap into its secured capacity using OneWeb low Earth orbiting satellites. The order […]

September 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Satcom Direct, Gilat IFC agreement

Business aviation solutions provider Satcom Direct and satellite networking technologist Gilat Satellite Networks have signed a strategic agreement to develop and supply new ultra-low profile electronically steered antennas (ESA) to support in-flight connectivity (IFC) for business, government, and defence. Available from 2025 and designed for optimised compatibility with the OneWeb low earth orbit (LEO) constellation, […]

August 2, 2023

Panasonic Avionics boosts Singapore Airline’s Wi-Fi

In-flight entertainment and communication systems (IFEC) specialist Panasonic Avionics is to deliver unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi, powered to Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) customers, beginning 1st July 2023. Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight connectivity services are powered by its global network of high-speed, high-bandwidth satellites. SIA’s in-flight connectivity experience will deliver a host of next-generation connectivity benefits. “In-flight connectivity is […]

June 28, 2023

Hughes launches OneWeb LEO in-flight solutions

Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar, and OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, have agreed a Distribution Partner agreement to provide LEO connectivity services to the global airline market. As a worldwide OneWeb distributor, Hughes is launching new LEO in-flight connectivity (IFC) solutions, powered by the company’s electronically steered antenna (ESA), for airlines […]

June 7, 2023