A group of companies from the satellite, cellular communications, wireless internet and aircraft modification industries are teaming up to fill the gap left by the closure of Boeing's Connexion connectivity service, writes Mary Kirby.
The venture, AirStellar, is not connected to the Connexion replacement being proposed by Panasonic Avionics.
Scant details are known about AirStellar, which claims its partners include international satellite communications operator Intelsat and global wireless telecommunications operator WorldCell.
Panasonic, meanwhile, is offering to assume the service requirements of Connexion, but only as part of a wider commitment to its own connectivity system, Panasonic Broadband Services.

Source: Flight International