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Astronics SATCOM Antenna Technology Completes Successful Test Flight with Collins Aerospace LuxStream Connectivity Service and Satellite Provider SES

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Astronics SATCOM Antenna Technology Completes Successful Test Flight with Collins Aerospace LuxStream Connectivity Service and Satellite Provider SES

Joy Finnegan

Astronics Corporation announced a recent successful test flight employing its Ku-band tail-mounted antenna technology for the Collins Aerospace KuSAT-2000 SATCOM terminal for their LuxStream business jet connectivity solution. The KuSAT-2000 Tail-Mounted Antenna system demonstrated download speeds of up to 25 Mbps service in the United States and 15 Mbps globally utilizing SES satellites. The company…

OWG Selects SKYTRAC to Enable SATCOM Capabilities
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OWG Selects SKYTRAC to Enable SATCOM Capabilities

Joy Finnegan

SKYTRAC announced that OWG, a new airline based in Quebec, will utilize SKYTRAC’s satellite communications technologies to enable numerous capabilities onboard their fleet of upgraded Boeing 737-400 aircraft. Onboard the fleet of Boeings is SKYTRAC’s flagship satellite transceiver, the ISAT-200A, a central piece to enabling the powerful satellite communications technologies advertised by OWG. The proven…

Middle East Airlines Selects Panasonic Avionics for A321 IFE and Connectivity
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Middle East Airlines Selects Panasonic Avionics for A321 IFE and Connectivity

Joy Finnegan

Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) has been selected by Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for 15 of its Airbus A321 family aircraft. Upon delivery from July 2020 onwards, nine A321neos will become the first connected aircraft to join MEA’s fleet. They will be line-fitted with Panasonic’s eX1 seatback IFE…

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Middle East Airlines Selects Panasonic Avionics for A321 IFE/Connectivity

Joy Finnegan

Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) has been selected by Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for 15 of its Airbus A321 family aircraft. Upon delivery from July 2020 onwards, nine A321neos will become the first connected aircraft to join MEA’s fleet. They will be linefitted with Panasonic’s eX1 seatback IFE solution, designed specifically for…

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Appareo Releases Rugged Telematics Gateway with Global Connectivity

Joy Finnegan

Appareo released a new product recently in their line of telematically-enabled electronic control units (ECUs). The Gateway 360 is a rugged yet lightweight edge computing platform for mobile equipment applications that provides a wide range of communication technologies: Iridium SBD, Cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 433 MHz radios, with GPS, BroadR-Reach, Ethernet, and controller area networking…

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Gogo Business Aviation Showing Strong Recovery – Hits 3,000 Daily Flights

Joy Finnegan

Gogo Business Aviation hit 3,000 daily flights late last week and believes this is an indication of strong signs of recovery from the COVID-19 related single-day low-point of 378 daily flights in mid-April. “I’m encouraged because we’re seeing several positive trends taking shape in the market,” said Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation. “We’ve…

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Honeywell Forge Anaytics Platform Strengthened for Business Aviation

Joy Finnegan

Honeywell has released an update to its Honeywell Forge platform for business aviation flight departments that includes multiple integrations and new features. The updates include a new integration with Professional Flight Management’s scheduling software and a new cabin connectivity analytics dashboard. Additionally, the beta version of a propulsion data reporting system will now integrate aircraft…

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GE Aviation selected by Bell Textron for Aircraft Health Awareness System

Joy Finnegan

GE Aviation was selected by Bell Textron to provide the Health Awareness System as part of Team Invictus for the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype, a part of the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. The health awareness system integrates GE’s health management technologies on rotorcraft with their vehicle management system on fixed…

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Live Webinar – IBM GRAF – Next generation Weather Forecasting with Guidor by Skyconseil

Neil Walker

Tuesday 30th June – 9.30am(EST) / 2.30pm(UK) / 3.30pm(CET) Cost optimized flight profile optimization is rapidly becoming a corporate imperative, in times of high cost pressure in airline industry. The forecasting foundation for this innovation is IBM GRAF, which provides high recompute and update rates for atmospheric forecasting. Paired with Guidor by Skyconseil, which proposes…

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Collins Aerospace Announces First-Time Commercial Satellite Navigation Capabilities for Air Transport Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

Building on its legacy of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Collins Aerospace’s GLU-2100 recently became the first Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) to use Dual Frequency/Multi-Constellation (DFMC) technology. The test flights aboard Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 777 accumulated over 100 hours of DFMC data in multiple regions of the world. This data will be used to confirm the reliability…

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ThinKom Completes Successful Antenna Interoperability Demonstrations on Ku-Band LEO Satellite Constellation

Joy Finnegan

ThinKom Solutions, Inc., recently completed a series of interoperability tests that demonstrated the compatibility of its core antenna technology with a low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network.  The tests took place during the first quarter of 2020, using commercially available airborne-certified hardware, including a ThinKom Ku3030 phased-array antenna subsystem and a Gogo radome, adaptor plate and…

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Thales, Telstra, Microsoft and Arduino Deliver Scalable Trust for Easy-to-Deploy IoT Applications

Joy Finnegan

Thales and Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications company are working with Microsoft and Arduino to pave the way for scalable security for connected IoT devices, by implementing a solution that enables trusted and secure end-to-end communication between device and cloud. The solution enables instant and standardised mutual authentication between a device and a cloud platform via…

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