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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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Shhhhh. Gogo is testing a Ku-band antenna

Gogo, formerly known as Aircell, is quietly testing a Ku-band antenna at its Itasca, Illinois headquarters. I saw the AeroSat-manufactured antenna, hooked up to all sorts of test equipment, when I took a little tour of said headquarters yesterday following a press event during which Gogo unveiled its new multi-media platform and wireless IFE solution.Obviously, […]

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VIDEO: Gogo unveils wireless IFE, multi-media platform

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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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Ka coverage has gap in the Midwest & other Aircell musings

Later today Aircell will publish on its blog a rather thorough Q&A with its president and CEO Michael Small, who talks about everything from the firm’s business model to its technology road map and the future of Ka satellite-based in-flight connectivity. Aircell was kind enough to give me an advance copy of the Q&A. I’ve […]

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UPDATE 1: Boeing says Service Bulletin to address Wi-Fi interference with Honeywell avionics is ‘imminent’

Updated to report that Alaska Airlines has retracted its statement that it “experienced” the Wi-Fi interference issue with Honeywell Phase 3 display units (DUs), and now says: “We are aware that there has been an issue and we are notusing Gogo in the cockpits. We are only using the iPads as an informationdevice.” Meanwhile, the […]

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UPDATE 1: Harassing a Delta Gogo Wi-Fi customer in flight

Updated to inform you that Aircell is no longer pursing a video download strategy, and instead is jumping into the wireless IFE space. The solution that will be trialled on American’s 767s requires a content loader and the software and WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU MAM!  I recently sat beside a true road warrior in business […]

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PHOTO: United Boeing 757-200 N593UA with hump (finally)

United Airlines’ Boeing 757-200 testbed (N593UA), which is fitted with leather seats, 110V power and Row 44′s satellite-based in-flight connectivity system, serves as a sort of symbol of what the carrier could do to improve the passenger experience (and allows United to test Row 44 against Aircell’s Gogo, which is installed on a dozen of […]

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VIDEO: One-on-one with AeroMobile CEO Pal Bjordal

AeroMobile is poised to have a watershed year, as airlines across the globe fit their fleets with the company’s in-flight mobile connectivity solution. I sat down with AeroMobile CEO Pal Bjordal at the company’s headquarters outside of London. Bjordal tell us what 2011 holds for AeroMobile, and what passengers can expect to do with their […]

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JetBlue days away from firming deal for Ka-band connectivity

By now you’ve no doubt heard that LiveTV is likely to be breaking out the bubbly after snagging a pretty significant deal with Continental to fit some 200 Boeing aircraft with Ka-band satellite-based connectivity (birds that happen to have LiveTV’s Ku-band supported in-flight live television service, the 95-channel LTV3). The deal falls on the heels […]

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