FTE speaks to ViaSat, Inmarsat, GEE, Rockwell Collins, Gogo and Thales about the latest developments in the in-flight connectivity market.
Air Canada will install Gogo’s 2Ku satellite technology on its wide-body fleet, starting with its Boeing 777 aircraft, before moving on to the 787s.
Qantas says the high-speed connectivity service will enable passengers to stream movies and watch live TV onboard domestic flights.
SWISS will trial in-flight phone calls on its new Boeing 777-300ER, but has vowed to keep a close eye on how the service impacts the passenger experience.
The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval to Honeywell Aerospace’s JetWave wireless in-flight connectivity system for the Boeing 757.
Inmarsat says global Commercial Service Introduction was achieved during December 2015 for its three-satellite Global Xpress (GX) constellation.
Aeromexico has become the launch customer for Rockwell Collins’ ARINC MultiLink flight tracking service, following the successful completion of trials.
Royal Jordanian is using Rockwell Collins’ entire suite of ARINC GLOBALink services, including Very High Frequency (VHF), SATCOM and HFDL.
From 2015-2021, the Asia Pacific market is forecast to experience the highest CAGR of 26%, while the global connectivity market will be worth $5.5 billion.
Singapore Airlines has partnered with SITAONAIR to install GX Aviation high-speed connectivity on its long-haul fleet, which will be rolled out in 2016.