Connectivity

ROCKY START TO U.S. 5G IMPLEMENTATION

ROCKY START TO U.S. 5G IMPLEMENTATION

Honeywell Secures Wideband Global Satcom Cert for JetWave MCX

Joy Finnegan

Honeywell announced it has received certification to operate its JetWave MCX Ka-band Satcom terminal on the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) network used by the United States military. The WGS certification means operators using the Honeywell JetWave MCX terminal have a new option when provisioning services for their terminal.  Inmarsat’s commercial Global Xpress and High-Capacity Cross Strap (HCX) military Ka beams…

Intelsat and J-AIR Offer the First Free IFEC on Regional Aircraft in Japan

Joy Finnegan

Intelsat along with Tokyo-based Japan Airlines announced Intelsat’s connectivity service will launch on the airlines’ Embraer E190 aircraft for its subsidiary airline, J-AIR Co. Ltd. Japan Airlines has installed Intelsat’s 2Ku system on the first of J-AIR’s E190 aircraft and will be installing 13 additional aircraft by autumn 2024. The airline has been offering free…

EASA and FAA Join Forces to Present New Roadmap for Air-Ground Connectivity

Joy Finnegan

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have launched a joint cooperation initiative to rethink aviation connectivity, publishing a White Paper proposal for the modernization and harmonization of the aviation data communication landscape by 2035.Airbus and Boeing, as aviation stakeholders, contributed to the study, providing insight and information which allowed…

SmartSky Experience Flights Take Off Nationwide

Joy Finnegan

SmartSky Networks and Honeywell Aerospace are showcasing the reliability and value of SmartSky’s Air-to-Ground connectivity across the US. The companies closed out a highly successful NBAA-BACE in late October, flying prospects from Orlando to their choice of destination.  One prospective customer flew a three-hour route from Orlando to Dallas with five passengers and crew utilizing…

Spirit Airlines’ A320s and A321s 100% Connected with Thales’ FlytLIVE Solution

Spirit Airlines’ A320s and A321s 100% Connected with Thales’ FlytLIVE Solution

Joy Finnegan

Thales partnered with Spirit Airlines, to offer FlytLIVE, Thales’ high-performance connectivity solution. The Spirit all-Airbus fleet is among the youngest in the U.S. Now, Spirit’s A320s and A321s are flying with Thales’ FlytLIVE high-speed connectivity; additional Spirit aircraft will also be equipped with FlytLIVE. Spirit’s passengers will have access to full Internet services on all…

Jamco’s New “Quest Seat for Elegance” Business Class Seat Concept Combines Efficiency and Elegance

Joy Finnegan

Jamco Corporation, an aircraft interior products supplier and turnkey integrator in the aerospace industry, highlights the new “Quest for Elegance” seat, a brand-new business class seat concept that meets the demand for an inventive, spacious seat for high density business class interior cabins without compromising comfort. Featuring a new patented angled tilt monitor and an…

Honeywell’s Next Generation of JetWave to Bring New Connectivity Speeds to Business Aviation

Joy Finnegan

Honeywell is developing the next generation of its JetWave satellite communications system to lower the cost of inflight, high-speed broadband connectivity while also significantly increasing connection speeds. Targeted for certification in 2023, the next generation of JetWave will feature multinetwork, multiconstellation capability, as well as speeds up to 100 megabits per second. “JetWave is the gold standard of…

Inmarsat and Teledyne Controls Partner to Support Airline Digital Operations Across Europe as Part of Iris Program

Joy Finnegan

Inmarsat has entered a new technology partnership with Teledyne Controls, a leading manufacturer and innovator of aircraft data management solutions, to enhance and support airlines’ digital operations across Europe as part of the ground-breaking Iris air traffic modernization program. The partnership will see the integration of Inmarsat’s SB-S platform, powered by its global ELERA satellite network, with Teledyne’s Aircraft Interface Device (AID+)-enabled GroundLink…

Chicago O’Hare Dubbed the Most Connected Airport in the World

Joy Finnegan

OAG recently released Megahubs 2022, a list of the Top 50 most internationally connected airports in the world and the Top 25 most domestically connected airports in the U.S. Last updated in 2019, Megahubs provides fresh insights into how ongoing air travel disruption has affected global connectivity over the past three years. A strong domestic…

Tetra Tech Awarded Airspace Optimization Support Contract

Joy Finnegan

Tetra Tech has been awarded a technical assistance contract by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to support Mexico’s civil aviation program. Under this 18-month contract, our technology and aviation experts will optimize airspace communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management. Tetra Tech will use simulation models and advanced data analytics to develop a…

FBI Selects IGC FlexAir For Secure Airborne Comms

Joy Finnegan

Intelsat General Communications (IGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, announced the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has awarded IGC partner Telecom International (TI) a contract to support the FBI’s mission requirement for resilient, secure, on-demand communications in clear and contested environments across the globe. TI will be using IGC’S FlexAir to assist the…

Intelsat Commercial Aviation goes into Agreement with Nelco to Offer Inflight Connectivity in India’s Airspace

Joy Finnegan

Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network and leading provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), recently announced the beginning of Intelsat’s inflight connectivity services in Indian skies through an agreement with Nelco, India’s leading satellite communication service provider. This agreement is welcome news for Intelsat’s airline partners and flyers as…

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