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More connectivity clarity…this time from Aircell

How do different in-flight connectivity systems stack up against each other? Aircell, the business aviation communications unit of commercial provider Gogo, has provided the #bizav industry with a new handy dandy report. Please note that the peak speeds listed are just that – the peaks! All in-flight connectivity service providers are seeing speed valleys, including […]

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UPDATE 2: Panasonic wins massive in-flight Wi-Fi deal with United

UPDATED to note that LiveTV is still the Ka-band connectivity supplier for United-Continental’s domestic Continental fleet. Also, United-Continental says it will offer Wi-Fi across its ENTIRE mainline fleet. With Panasonic winning United’s business (and LiveTV retaining the Continental contract), the United States domestic market has four connectivity providers – Gogo, Row 44, LiveTV and Panasonic. […]

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In-flight Wi-Fi and our insatiable appetite for bandwidth

Here in the United States, passengers are growing increasingly accustomed to having in-flight Wi-Fi at their disposal. Much of the credit for equipping the US fleet goes to Gogo, which in 2006 bought an exclusive 3MHz broadband license for air-to-ground (ATG) services; made the service cheap and cheerful for airlines (even financing installs); and, let’s […]

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Bombardier studies connectivity for…wait for it….the Q400!

Bombardier is quickly becoming known as an airframer that is committed to providing in-flight connectivity on its business and commercial aircraft, and is even eyeing connectivity for the Q400 turboprop. The Canadian company has partnered with ViaSat and EMS Aviation to offer a Ku-band satellite-supported high-speed Internet option on Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. […]

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Captain’s log: iPad interference with avionics is ‘poppycock’

Apple iPads can be found in airport lounges. Apple iPads are being used as airport check-in kiosks. Apple iPads have been handed to flight attendants to personalize the passenger experience. Apple iPads are being distrubted to pilots to use as electronic flight bags (EFBs). At virtually every touch point in the travel experience – and […]

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‘FOCIS’ on the positive…well, most of the time

Two years ago Delta Air Lines quietly began the process of building a business case for developing an information system that would harness the power of in-flight connectivity and could be incorporated into its airline operations. At that time, nobody at Delta wanted to talk about the top-secret Future Operations Communications Information System (FOCIS) project, […]

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UPDATE 1: American offers streaming video across 767-200 fleet

Passengers on board American Airlines’ Boeing 767-200 aircraft will see the following splash page when they access the carrier’s new streaming video product, powered by Gogo. Also, check out Gogo’s YouTube video about how to use the new service, which is being offered on American’s entire 767-200 fleet – primarily transcontinental flights between New York […]

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AirAsia X makes this much money from you! And wants more…

A leader in the ancillary revenue space Malaysian low-cost, long-haul carrier AirAsia X generates a whopping $41.60 per passenger on top of standard air fare, according to a new Amadeus ‘ancillary revenue yearbook’ report by IdeaWorks. Here is how AirAsia X’s ancillaries break down in IdeaWorks’ report: But what’s missing here? Ancillaries from AirAsia X’s […]

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Could Gogo lure Southwest Airlines to the other side?

Ever since Southwest Airlines announced its merger with AirTran Airways, executives at Southwest and executives at Gogo have gotten to know each other better. AirTran’s entire fleet is fitted with Gogo’s air-to-ground airborne Internet solution, while Southwest is in the process of equipping its aircraft with Row 44′s Ku-band connectivity offering so naturally Southwest is […]

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PHOTO: Aircell starts testing its new streaming video service

Wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) is coming to an aircraft near you. Aircell is testing the video service that will be trialled on American Airlines this summer. Check out the company’s latest pic, taken “in a room full of people” testing the new service, and join in the conversation on FaceBook.

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