Connectivity

THE UNRELENTING HUNGER FOR CONNECTIVITY SPURS GROWTH

THE UNRELENTING HUNGER FOR CONNECTIVITY SPURS GROWTH

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…

Leidos to Acquire Cobham Aviation Services Australia’s Special Mission Business

Joy Finnegan

Leidos has entered into a definitive agreement with Cobham Limited to acquire Cobham Aviation Services Australia’s Special Mission business. The Special Mission business provides airborne border surveillance and search and rescue services to the Australian Federal Government. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. “Cobham’s Special Mission team conducts essential operations…

Slovenia Control Enhances Area and Terminal Control Performance with Frequentis Software

Joy Finnegan

Slovenia Control, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Slovenia, has selected Frequentis to upgrade the software of its Safety Nets for area and terminal control to provide enhanced performance, safety and alerting functionalities. The Safety Nets system, known as PRISMA-SNET, is an essential module of Frequentis Comsoft’s PRISMA Air Traffic Management (ATM) automation suite. …

Panasonic Avionics Partnering with Adobe to “Transform IFEC”

Panasonic Avionics Partnering with Adobe to “Transform IFEC”

Joy Finnegan

Panasonic Avionics has joined forces with Adobe to advance the next generation of In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) through enhanced content delivery, data collection and activation, journey orchestration and experience intelligence services. Enterprise software creator Adobe and Panasonic Avionics say they will bring together their respective capabilities to drive airline loyalty (NPS), ancillary revenue, and…

Eurowings Discover Partnering with AERQ for Digitalization in the Cabin

Joy Finnegan

Eurowings Discover and AERQ announced a partnership to overcome current limitations in inflight entertainment and connectivity. Eurowings Discover is a new leisure carrier of Lufthansa Group with a fleet of A320 and A330 aircraft. AERQ’s open IT platform AERENA boosts digital cabin innovations throughout the travel journey and will facilitate greater passenger engagement onboard the…

Panasonic Avionics Introduces New Astrova IFE Seat-End Solution

Joy Finnegan

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics) is introducing its new in-flight entertainment (IFE) seat-end system, Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics. “The launch of Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, reflects a transformation in our business, how we develop our products, and how we engage with our customers,” said Ken Sain, CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corp. “Astrova is the first…

Collins Aerospace Launches FlightHub Electronic Flight Folder with Access to New Fuel Savings Application

Joy Finnegan

Collins Aerospace is advancing digital aviation solutions that make flight more efficient and sustainable with FlightHub, its new Electronic Flight Folder accessible from an aircraft’s Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). FlightHub centralizes data sources and workflows for pilots and airlines, coordinating the lifecycle of an entire flight from start to finish. Collating information into a single…

General Dynamics Mission Systems and Iridium Awarded $324 Million Ground Control and Operations Contract by the Space Development Agency

Joy Finnegan

General Dynamics Mission Systems and Iridium Awarded $324 Million Ground Control and Operations Contract by the Space Development Agency General Dynamics Mission Systems and Iridium Communications Inc.have been awarded a contract by the Space Development Agency in the amount of $324,516,613, including a base amount of $162,954,122 and $161,562,491 in options, to establish the ground Operations and…

Pratt & Whitney Joins SITA’S Data-Brokering Platform

Joy Finnegan

Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and IT provider SITA have signed an agreement for full flight data retrieval and processing in support of predictive maintenance of aircraft engines. Many airlines will benefit from the new data-driven alignment between the two companies. Rapidly available and actionable data about aircraft performance plays a crucial role in continuously…

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