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Rolls-Royce launches new digital platform

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Rolls-Royce launches new digital platform

Charlotte Daniels

Rolls-Royce’s R2 Data Labs (launched 2017) has announced the launch of Yocova – an aviation-centric data exchange platform. The platform is engineered for secure data sharing in addition to providing an information exchange for software applications. Yocova is part of Rolls-Royce’s ‘IntelligentEngine’ initiative, which both enables flexible data sharing and maximises the potential of the…

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Inflight Digital Services Provider Immfly Announces Strategic Investment from Boeing HorizonX

Joy Finnegan

Barcelona, Spain-based Immfly, ann in-flight digital services and entertainment (IFE) company, announced it secured strategic investment from Boeing HorizonX in 2019. Immfly’s advanced digital solution enables airlines to efficiently and remotely manage onboard digital products and services on all aircraft types, including in-flight entertainment content, flight information, advertising and onboard sales.  “This investment will help…

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AFI KLM E&M supports China Southern Airline’s A350s

Charlotte Daniels

China Southern has signed a long-term component support contract for the for its fleet of newly acquired A350s. The aircraft has just made its debut within the fleet, therefore the airline has opted for a pooling solution as part of its operational strategy. As part of the agreement for component support, the Chinese carrier will…

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Surinam Airways Adopts Moment’s Flymingo Box W-IFE Solution

Joy Finnegan

Moment has been selected by Surinam Airways (SLM) to integrate the Flymingo Box solution aboard the airline’s fleet to give passengers access to an in-flight entertainment platform. Surinam Airways says it was looking to offer its passengers “a unique service in terms of entertainment and to optimize the traveling experience, and chose the French company…

Blue Sky Network Receives First FAA Certification for GADSS Compliant Distress Tracking Solution
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Blue Sky Network Receives First FAA Certification for GADSS Compliant Distress Tracking Solution

Joy Finnegan

Blue Sky Network, an Iridium Satellite Communications partner, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification with an approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) for Boeing 737 type series for the HawkEye ADT. The HawkEye ADT is an autonomous distress tracking device and solution to satisfy ICAO requirements developed in response to high profile aircraft…

EL AL Israel Airlines Goes Full Fleet with Viasat High-Speed Internet
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EL AL Israel Airlines Goes Full Fleet with Viasat High-Speed Internet

Joy Finnegan

EL AL Israel Airlines and Viasat have expanded their relationship, adding the Boeing 777 widebody fleet to the mix of EL AL aircraft with Viasat’s equipment for high-speed in-flight connectivity (IFC). In addition to the Boeing 777 fleet, Viasat equipment currently powers the connectivity experience across EL AL’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 737-900 and part…

Gogo and Airspan Partner for 5G Air-to-Ground Network Development and Roll-out
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Gogo and Airspan Partner for 5G Air-to-Ground Network Development and Roll-out

Joy Finnegan

Gogo, provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, has selected Airspan Networks to build and develop its 5G network for aviation. The new air-to-ground (ATG) network will be designed for use on business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets and smaller mainline jets operating within the contiguous United States and Canada. The network is…

Astronautics Continues Cybersecurity Research with FAA
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Astronautics Continues Cybersecurity Research with FAA

Joy Finnegan

Astronautics has received additional research and development (R&D) funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue its cybersecurity research on core avionics systems as part of the Aircraft Systems Information Security/Protection (ASISP) R&D program, Phase 2. During Phase 1a of the ASISP program, Astronautics established a methodology that identified and categorized potential aircraft security…

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New Inmarsat GX5 Satellite to Launch on 22 November

Joy Finnegan

Inmarsat has received formal confirmation from its launch partner, Arianespace, that the company’s GX5 satellite will be launched from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana on Friday 22 November 2019. The launch window is between 21:08 and 22:43 UK time / UTC. The expected mission time of the Ariane 5 rocket is 34…

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Inmarsat Unveils SwiftBroadband Helo X-Stream Service for Rotary Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

Inmarsat announced the launch of SwiftBroadband Helo (SB-Helo) X-Stream, a new system for X-Stream services specifically developed for rotary aircraft. The company says the tailor-made solution is designed to achieve advanced streaming performance on intermediate and high-gain antennas, alleviating the connectivity constraints traditionally caused by rotary blades. SB-Helo X-Stream is an enhancement of Inmarsat’s X-Stream service…

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Safety is Priority in Jet Aviation Deal with GE Aviation

Joy Finnegan

Jet Aviation and GE Aviation have signed a long-term agreement for a comprehensive safety and fleet modernization project including C-FOQATM. The program covers Jet Aviation’s global fleet of some 300 aircraft including the Airbus, Boeing BBJ, Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream and more. “The partnership with GE Aviation and their C-FOQA Flight Efficiency Services data analytics marks…

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