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Keeping track of developments in flight tracking and e-enablement

Just as satellite companies and in-flight connectivity providers have squared off to compete for business associated with the e-enablement of civil aircraft, so too have they squared off to provide formal aircraft tracking solutions in the wake of the tragic disappearance of MH370. Inmarsat and Iridium’s separate L-band satellite networks have each supported cockpit communications […]

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Free Wi-Fi for Saudia’s premium passengers

Created on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:15 Saudia has become the first airline in the Middle East to offer free Wi-Fi to its first class and business class passengers. The promotion, which started on 19 May, is available on flights between the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia and US destinations, as well as London Heathrow, Paris […]

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Japan Airlines to provide free access to Wi-Fi hotspots across Japan

From July, passengers on Japan Airlines flights arriving into the airline’s home nation will enjoy free access to WiFi hotspots across half the country. Covering 17 cities and valid for up to 14 days, access will be provided through partnerships with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East). Japan Airlines’ website will shortly be updated with […]

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Inmarsat Lines Up BA to Introduce Europe-Wide Inflight Wi-Fi

Inmarsat Lines Up BA to Introduce Europe-Wide Inflight Wi-Fi British Airways is in talks with communications satellite operator Inmarsat Plc (ISAT) about becoming the initial customer for the first pan-European high-speed air-to-ground Internet service. Negotiations are at an “advanced stage,” with British Airways planning to introduce the technology on U.K. domestic routes, the companies said today in […]

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PANASONIC PRESENTS REAL-TIME AIRCRAFT TRACKING SOLUTION AT ITU SEMINAR IN MALAYSIA

Real-time Monitoring of Flight Data, including the Black Box – the need for International Standards in the Age of Cloud Computing and Big Data The United Nations’ ITU (International Telecommunication Union) and the Malaysian Government will host an expert dialogue on May 26-27 in Kuala Lumpur.  The seminar is titled, “Real-time Monitoring of Flight Data, […]

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Balky Wi-Fi Above the Clouds

Balky Wi-Fi Above the Clouds ATLANTA — When he was involved in marketing, it never occurred to Jack Salerno to fire up his computer during a flight, link to the Internet and dig into work. “I liked the quiet time to think,” he said. A career switch to sales in health care heightened his appreciation […]

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PANASONIC WILL DOUBLE THE SIZE OF CONNECTIVITY-EQUIPPED FLEET BY END OF 2014

Panasonic announced that it will double the size of its connectivity-equipped fleet by the end of 2014 following FAA certification of a bird strike compliant radome for B777-200 aircraft. The STC (supplemental type certificate) for the B777-200 radome paves the way for approvals on other aircraft types. Panasonic currently has more than 150 B777-200 aircraft […]

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And the Next Airlines to Hop on the In-Flight WiFi Wagon is…

And the Next Airlines to Hop on the In-Flight WiFi Wagon is… It’s time to stay connected high in the sky with yet another carrier, as this week there’s a buzz around El Aland their plans to install the necessary bits and pieces to support a little in-flight WiFi. To start things will just be an option […]

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Delta’s international in-flight Wi-Fi expansion begins its rollout next month

Delta’s international in-flight Wi-Fi expansion begins its rollout next month Gogo and Delta have the necessary approvals to start installing satellite dishes into Delta’s fleet of long-haul international jets. Globe-trotters could be connected as soon as March. Delta in the United States was one of the first to jump on the Gogo bandwagon and do […]

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Transaero Airlines Expands In-Flight Connectivity Program

Transaero Airlines Expands In-Flight Connectivity Program Transaero Airlines is expanding its in-flight Internet and mobile connectivity communication services. The airline started providing high-speed broadband Internet and mobile communications services onboard its aircraft in 2012. Transaero now offers these services on 14 of its long-haul aircraft and two medium-haul Boeing 737 Classics. Currently 10 additional Transaero aircraft […]

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