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ARINC goes Direct-ly to pilots with new iPad app

While companies seeking to turn the Apple iPad into portable in-flight entertainment devices have encountered some teething problems, there is no stopping the tablet from becoming a major fixture in the cockpit. Keen to support its customers’ preferences, ARINC Direct has released a new iPad app that provides access to flight plans, weather, NOTAMS and […]

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Connectivity crossover and the case for cockpit security

Airport security is a hot topic today, following a failed Christmas Day 2009 terrorist attack, but security for cockpit and flight-critical communications is an increasingly important issue as new-design commercial aircraft become more software-focused, and as airlines bolster the pipes to their aircraft to support passenger connectivity. The FAA’s recent decision to issue special conditions […]

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ViaSat channels Monty Python: We’re not dead yet

Despite news that Lufthansa is going in a different direction for its Ku-band connectivity service, ViaSat has kept its sense of humour. The company has not commented directly on the reports. Noting, however, that ViaSat supplies essential equipment to the Rockwell eXchange and Arinc SKYLink connectivity service – that may look again at the commercial […]

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Rockwell looks again at Ku-band for commercial air transport

I just had a lovely chat with Terrence Santel from Rockwell Collins. Terrence, who heads up airborne connectivity marketing for the manufacturer, reports that he is seeing strong interest in Ku-band-based connectivity from some airlines. As such, Rockwell Collins is studying the possibility of offering its eXchange connectivity hardware package to the commercial air transport […]

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Exostar growth explosion (plus a trickle of 787 supply chain chat)

Sometimes the less-sexy topics in aviation get relatively little coverage even if they deserve attention. Take online exchanges, for example. Several years ago, names like Aeroxchange, ESIS, Exostar, PartsBase and Cordiem were starting to break technological ground – and news – by boasting plans to support direct procurement. Some died (Cordiem), some survived, (Aeroxchange), and […]

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