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Azerbaijan Airlines to use Inmarsat satellite network

Inmarsat has provided state-owned air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines with the Rockwell Collins’ CabinConnect wireless in-flight connectivity and entertainment system, using its own Global Xpress (GX) satellite network. “The new connectivity service will enable AZAL passengers to surf the internet, use various instant messenger applications, social networks, listen to audio and check emails via personal computers, tablets and smartphones,” said Mike…

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Dassault business aviation customers offered Jet ConneX Wi-Fi service

New data plans are now available for Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX inflight Wi-Fi solution on Dassault business jets. The expanded offering gives Dassault customers five tiered data plans to choose from using their existing non-Ka-band radomes. The highest data plan offers speeds up to 11Mbps. Business aviation customers are normally required to install the Honeywell JetWave hardware for Jet ConneX with a fully…

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Over 100 Business Jets Flying With Inmarsat-Honeywell Wi-Fi Solution

Inmarsat and Honeywell have reached a major milestone with the 100th installation of the JetWave™ system, which powers Jet ConneX, the only high-speed, global inflight Wi-Fi service for the business aviation industry available today. The rapid adoption is attributed to forward-thinking manufacturers, maintenance professionals and owners/operators, who were unhappy with previous connectivity options and believed in the Inmarsat-Honeywell solution. More than 150…

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Air New Zealand Begins Inflight Wi-Fi Rollout

Air New Zealand has started trialling its new Inflight Wi-Fi service on one of its long haul Boeing 777-300 aircraft The airline is rolling out Wi-Fi capability across its international jet fleet, beginning with the 777-300 fleet. Further Wi-Fi enabled aircraft will become available progressively over the next couple of months. Air New Zealand is utilising satellite company Inmarsat’s global GX satellite constellation and…

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Gogo announces HTS-based service for business flights

Inflight connectivity provider Gogo has announced the upcoming launch of a new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service aimed at business aviation. The new service will use Gogo’s existing Ku-band satellite network, which currently provides bandwidth for over 550 commercial aviation aircraft across 10 airlines worldwide. The company said the additional HTS capacity will boost the performance of both its new…

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European Aviation satellite is ready to support inflight internet

Inmarsat today confirmed that the European Aviation satellite has successfully completed its in-orbit tests and now stands ready to support inflight internet services when the European Aviation Network (EAN) goes ‘live’ later this year. The satellite, built by France’s Thales Alenia Space, was launched by Arianespace in June this year. EAN is the world’s first dedicated aviation connectivity solution to…

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Scandinavian Airlines Partners with iPass and Teleena to Offer Global Wi-Fi to Customers

iPass Inc., a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced that it has extended its partnership with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and the largest airline in Scandinavia. An airline industry first, customers will be able to purchase monthly access to the iPass global Wi-Fi network as a standalone service through SAS. By doing so, customers can get unlimited…

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CSL offers day pass for in-flight roaming

HOME CSL offers day pass for in-flight roaming 01 SEP 2017 101 Hong Kong’s largest mobile operator CSL introduced a flat-rate data roaming package for its customers to access the internet when flying on suitably equipped aircraft. The operator’s in-flight day pass provides unlimited data for 24 hours for HKD98 ($12.50) during an initial promotional period running from today (1…

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Baidu offers facial recognition technology to help Beijing airport streamline boarding, traffic

Baidu is bringing facial recognition technology to Beijing Capital International Airport for passenger identification The technology is already being tested by airport staff in an access control application for secure areas, but will ultimately be used to identify passengers as they move through airport screening. Baidu says that as early as next year, facial recognition could replace boarding passes at…

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Passenger demand for Wi-Fi is now sky-high when choosing an airline

60% of passengers believe inflight Wi-Fi is a necessity not a luxury 61% say quality inflight Wi-Fi is more important than onboard entertainment 45% would pay for inflight Wi-Fi rather than use free onboard entertainment Inflight broadband is changing the airline industry and revolutionising passengers’ expectations of the onboard experience. That is the conclusion from the third annual global Inflight…

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