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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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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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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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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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The global market of satellite telephones is anticipated to cross $5.5 Billion by 2021

Satellite telephone, also known as a satphone, is a type of mobile phone that enables the user to communicate with each other by connecting directly to orbiting satellites, instead of terrestrial cellular telephone sites. The ability to allow the user to stay in touch with one another at the time of any emergency is boosting the demand for satellite phones…

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Deutsche Telekom joins mile-high club with in-flight wifi win

Deutsche Telekom and its friends with benefits have helped joined the mile-high club following trials to bring LTE-based connectivity to the skies. The trial, in partnership with Inmarsat, Nokia and Thales, relate to the European Aviation Network project being run between the foursome. The EAN is an integrated satellite and air-to-ground network dedicated to in-flight wifi across Europe. Currently, in-flight…

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