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Ethiopian Airlines selects GX Aviation inflight broadband

Pan-African carrier Ethiopian Airlines, will offer advanced, high-speed inflight broadband to passengers onboard its upcoming Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, with GX Aviation provided by Inmarsat, recently acquired by Viasat, and selected through the Airbus Airspace Link HBCplus programme. As one of the launch airlines for inflight connectivity (IFC) through Airbus’s HBCplus programme, Ethiopian Airlines will benefit […]

June 9, 2023

Intelsat upgrades Japan Airlines connectivity

Satellite operator and Inflight Connectivity (IFC) provider Intelsat has reached an agreement with long-time customer Japan Airlines (JAL) to upgrade some 50 Boeing 737s and 767s to the company’s 2Ku inflight connectivity solution. “We value the trust that JAL has placed in Intelsat throughout our 10-year relationship,” stated Dave Bijur, senior vice president of Commercial […]

June 7, 2023

Inmarsat’s SwiftJet for Raytheon

Inmarsat has appointed Raytheon Technologies’ Collins Aerospace business as the latest global distribution partner for its new SwiftJet inflight connectivity service. SwiftJet, which enters commercial service this year, will offer the fastest-ever speeds over L-band for the global business aviation market. The agreement marks an expansion of the companies’ long-standing partnership. Customers can now talk […]

May 17, 2023

Intelsat selects Babeleye’s Metadata for Africa

Babeleye, the specialists in TV & entertainment metadata for video platforms, has announced that satellie operato Intelsat is using Babeleye’s rich metadata to power VideoNow in Africa. VideoNow by Intelsat, in conjunction with EasyBroadcast, is a service for viewers looking for free-to-air (FTA) content on DTH platforms. Through VideoNow, viewers are able to find and […]

May 15, 2023

Gogo Q1 revenues up 6%

Business in-flight communications specialist Gogo has reported its Q1 numbers, with total revenue of $98.6 million (€89.4m) – an increase of 6 per cent compared to Q1 2022, fueled by strong growth in service revenue. Gogo reported record service revenue of $78.5 million which increased 11 per cent compared to Q1 2022 and 1 per […]

May 5, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gogo wins new airline operator for 5G

In-flight connectivity specialist Gogo Business Aviation has struck a partnership agreement with Duncan Aviation which has a fleet of in-service Bombardier, Gulfstream and Citation aircraft. Duncan Aviation is the largest privately owned business jet service provider in the world. In partnership with Gogo, it is actively developing several additional 5G Supplemental Type Certifications (STCs) for […]

April 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gogo raises 2023 guidance

Business aviation in-flight broadband company Gogo has reported record Q4 and 2022 results, and raised its guidance for 2023’s business prospects. For 2023 trading Gogo says its total revenues will be in the $440 million (€412.7m) – $455 million range. Gogo now serves 6,935 business aircraft. It reported record Q4 revenue of $108.2 million, up […]

March 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Forecast: In-flight connectivity market to double by 2031

Analysis by space consulting and market intelligence firm Euroconsult shows a 10 per cent increase in the number of commercial aircraft connected to in-flight services compared to 2020, totalling 9,900 planes by the end of 2021. Within the next decade, the number of aircraft using such services is expected to double to more than 21,000. […]

August 17, 2022

OneWeb, Gogo IFC partnership

OneWeb, the global space-based communications company, has agreed a long-term distribution partnership agreement with Gogo Business Aviation, whereby the inflight connectivity solutions provider will market and sell OneWeb’s high-speed, low latency inflight broadband services to business aviation users globally. The agreement, OneWeb’s first announced Distribution Partner for the business aviation market, was signed at the […]

May 24, 2022