FTE takes a closer look at the latest launches from the likes of Gogo, Rockwell Collins, Thales, Inmarsat, Honeywell, ViaSat and GEE.
Passengers onboard one of Air China’s Boeing 777s were able to watch a live broadcast by Xinhua News Agency in the latest Ku-band connectivity trial.
Rockwell Collins has signed an MoU with OneWeb Ltd to be the exclusive developer and provider of satcom terminals for OneWeb’s high-speed broadband service.
Delta has become the third airline to sign up to Gogo’s 2Ku service, which will enable the carrier to expand its Wi-Fi coverage area to over-water routes.
Japan Airlines’ onboard connectivity service has gone live on selected 767-300ERs and 787-8s this week, as the carrier continues the rollout of Wi-Fi.
The leisure carrier has just a matter of weeks to decide which connectivity solution to invest in – a decision that could have a major impact on future operations.
Gogo has confirmed that it has received regulatory approval from the FCC to operate its 2Ku in-flight connectivity solution on 1,000 aircraft. Read full article »
Virgin America has become the first airline to offer Gogo’s ATG-4 Wi-Fi service across its entire fleet of 53 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
Verizon Wireless has declared 26 November – the day before Thanksgiving – “Connection Day” and will offer free onboard Wi-Fi to air travellers.