ViaSat’s Don Buchman discusses how Virgin America’s tie-up with Netflix supports the theory that the IFE sector is experiencing a revolution.
Lufthansa will start the rollout of Global Xpress-powered connectivity next summer, before starting trials of the new European Aviation Network.
Gogo has received the final Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA for its 2Ku satellite connectivity service, paving the way for the commercial launch.
Inmarsat has launched its third satellite in the Global Xpress constellation, bringing the high-speed connectivity service closer for commercial airlines.
AirAsia India and Air Costa are the latest carriers to deploy SITA OnAir’s AIRCOM services, which include the real-time flight tracking service.
The “Exede in the Air” service will be installed on 10 A320s, while Virgin America will also become the first airline to deploy a hybrid Ku/Ka-band antenna.
AirAsia’s onboard instant messaging package, provided by roKKi, now includes access to the Twitter app, as well as WeChat, WhatsApp, LINE and KakaoTalk.
The three carriers have followed in the footsteps of Malaysia Airlines in investing in SITA OnAir’s AIRCOM FlightTracker service for aircraft tracking.
easyJet is happy to wait for the right onboard connectivity product at the right price, according to Simon Lamkin, the carrier’s Head of Operations Systems.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs says the airline could offer in-flight Wi-Fi within two years and is exploring sponsorship models to make it a revenue generating service.