Connectivity

THE VALUE OF BIG DATA TO MROS

THE VALUE OF BIG DATA TO MROS

Frontier Airlines Latest Skywise Health Monitoring Client

Joy Finnegan

Frontier Airlines has become the latest North American operator to adopt Skywise Health Monitoring as its key future fleet performance tool under a five year contract covering 111 single-aisle aircraft.  Launched in 2019, Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) gathers live diagnostic feeds from the aircraft through its ACARS link to the airline’s information system. Frontier will…

Xwing and Inmarsat Partner to Create Command and Control Solution for Autonomous Aviation

Joy Finnegan

Pioneering autonomy for aviation company, Xwing has signed a memorandum of understanding for a proposed development partnership with Inmarsat to create a dedicated terminal and associated services for autonomous aircraft, utilizing their newly launched Inmarsat Velaris UAV connectivity solution. Having recently announced its latest $40M funding round, $400M valuation and completion of the world’s first…

SkyThread Partners with SAE International to Shape Global Aviation Industry’s Digital Future

Joy Finnegan

SkyThread has announced a cooperative partnership with SAE International, a Pennsylvania-based global organization serving the mobility sector, predominantly in the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries, fostering safety and innovation through industry collaboration. As part of the partnership with SAE, SkyThread will launch new initiatives and services aimed at improving safety and reliability while also…

Collins Aerospace Expands On-Site Support Agreement with Ameco for Air China Fleet Support

Collins Aerospace Expands On-Site Support Agreement with Ameco for Air China Fleet Support

Joy Finnegan

Collins Aerospace has expanded its 10-year On-Site Support agreement with Chinese aircraft maintainer Ameco for Air China’s fleet. The agreement will add support for Collins’ Integrated Drive Generator (IDG) and other generators for multiple aircraft platforms, including the B787, A320neo, A350 and ARJ21. With this expanded contract, Collins will extend its onsite inventory management services…

Inmarsat Launches OneFi, a New Customer Experience Platform for Airlines to Monetize Inflight Connectivity

Inmarsat Launches OneFi, a New Customer Experience Platform for Airlines to Monetize Inflight Connectivity

Joy Finnegan

Inmarsat has launched its new OneFi customer experience platform (CXP) for airlines. This solution will serve as a catalyst to monetize inflight connectivity by bringing a host of onboard services together within a single portal interface, which passengers can easily access using their own personal devices. Inmarsat says OneFi delivers a rich airline-branded digital platform…

Embraer Selects SKYTRAC and ACR Electronics to Provide GADSS Solution

Joy Finnegan

SKYTRAC) and ACR Electronics have signed an agreement with Embraer to provide novel Autonomous Distress Tracking (ADT) and Emergency Locator Transmitter with Distress Tracking (ELT-DT) technology to satisfy the European operational requirements and ICAO recommendations relating to Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS), that begin in January 2023. SKYTRAC and ACR Electronics are both…

Satcom Direct Appointed Reseller for SKYTRAC Iridium Certus

Joy Finnegan

Satcom Direct (SD) has signed a deal with SKYTRAC to become an exclusive reseller for the business aviation sector. The newly ratified agreement positions SD as a global reseller of SKYTRAC Iridium Certus hardware and data services directly to business aviation jet owners, operators and business aircraft manufacturers. The agreement immediately adds a range of…

Honeywell Unveils Anthem, Aviation’s First Cloud-Connected Cockpit System

Joy Finnegan

Honeywell has unveiled an all-new aircraft cockpit system, the first in the industry built with an always-on, cloud-connected experience that improves flight efficiency, operations, safety and comfort. The Honeywell Anthem flight deck offers unprecedented levels of connectivity, an exciting and intuitive interface modeled after everyday smart devices, and a highly scalable and customizable design. Honeywell Anthem is powered…

Collins  Aerospace  to  Acquire  FlightAware

Joy Finnegan

Collins Aerospace  has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held FlightAware, a leading digital aviation company providing global flight tracking solutions, predictive technology, analytics and decision-making tools.   Closure of the acquisition is subject to the completion of customary conditions and regulatory approvals. Following closing, FlightAware will join Collins’ Information Management Services portfolio within the company’s Avionics strategic business unit. Financial terms of the agreement…

ERAU to Advance Aviation Cybersecurity, Backed by $1 Million Federal Grant

ERAU to Advance Aviation Cybersecurity, Backed by $1 Million Federal Grant

Joy Finnegan

Electrical engineering and computer science students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are delivering on a $1,070,000 federally funded project to improve the cybersecurity of wireless aviation communication systems, according to the project’s lead investigator, Dr. Radu Babiceanu. “These wireless data links should be designed and operated with the required cybersecurity protection,” said Babiceanu, a professor in…

GE Digital Announces Collaboration with Varon Vehicles to Create Future of Flight Connected Ecosystem

GE Digital Announces Collaboration with Varon Vehicles to Create Future of Flight Connected Ecosystem

Joy Finnegan

GE Digital signed a memo of understanding to collaborate with Varon Vehicles on the development of a solution for airspace efficiency, safety and predictive maintenance. This partnership builds on GE Digital’s work in analytics software to produce a solution to facilitate better routing operations in Latin America, starting in Colombia. Varon Vehicles is developing an…

Panasonic Avionics and GigSky Partner to Upgrade In-Flight Mobile Connectivity

Joy Finnegan

Panasonic Avionics is enhancing its in-flight mobile connectivity offering through a strategic partnership with GigSky, a global mobility provider based in Silicon Valley, California. The partnership between Panasonic Avionics, its subsidiary AeroMobile and GigSky enables any eSIM-equipped mobile phone user to enjoy their in-flight mobile connectivity service—regardless of network operator—on selected airlines and flights. By…

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