Hot Products January 2014

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Hot Products January 2014   

Portable Helipad from FEC Heliports A helicopter has to have a landing site. There are many alternatives, however it is not always possible to secure the most beneficial to a specific tactical or logistical situation. The concept of the PORTAPAD is that it has the versatility to go into an area at a…

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Duncan Bolsters Avionics Support for NAT/Cobham

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Duncan Bolsters Avionics Support for NAT/Cobham   

Lincoln, Neb.-based Duncan Aviation has increased the services available for helicopter avionics with three new diagnostic test sets that will support…

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Gogo's Air-to-Ground Network Live in Canada

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Gogo's Air-to-Ground Network Live in Canada   

In-flight connectivity over Canadian airspace has entered a new era as the first phase of Gogo’s air-to-ground (ATG) Wi-Fi network went live in the region on Monday, Jan. 6.    Once complete, Gogo will have the first ever air-to-ground network deployed within…

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JetBlue Launches Fly-Fi In-Flight Connectivity Service

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on JetBlue Launches Fly-Fi In-Flight Connectivity Service   

JetBlue Airways on Thursday Dec. 12 announced the launch of the first carrier-based Ka-band satellite in-flight connectivity network with its Fly-Fi service.     The first JetBlue Airbus A320 equipped with Fly-Fi. Photo, courtesy of JetBlue.   The New York-based airline is rolling the new…

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Panasonic Boosts Global In-flight Network Capacity

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Panasonic Boosts Global In-flight Network Capacity   

Panasonic Avionics Corp. on Wednesday Dec. 18 announced an upgrade to its global broadband satellite network ahead of what the company anticipates will be a “milestone year for in-flight Wi-Fi installations.”   The upgrade will bring a 50 percent uplift in capacity to Panasonic’s Global…

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Gogo Wins Aeromexico Deal for 737s

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Gogo Wins Aeromexico Deal for 737s   

Aeromexico has a new agreement to add Gogo’s in-flight connectivity network to its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Mexico’s largest carrier said Thursday, Dec. 19.    Under the agreement Gogo’s Ku-band satellite service will be provided for the 737 fleet, and Inmarsat’s…

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Panasonic-China In-flight Connectivity Partnership Is Firm

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Panasonic-China In-flight Connectivity Partnership Is Firm   

Panasonic Avionics and China Telecom Satellite Communications signed a firm agreement to jointly support in-flight connectivity for domestic and international airlines flying over Chinese airspace.    The firm agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two companies in…

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Airfone Ends, New Year Pits Grrrilla Vs. Aircell

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Airfone Ends, New Year Pits Grrrilla Vs. Aircell   

In-flight connectivity solution Grrrilla to release in New Year and compete with Gogo Biz Aircell at a fraction of the cost. Grrrilla’s technology leverages Bluetooth capabilities for lower certification costs and more manageable data use….

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Lockheed Wins Two Air Force Contracts

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Lockheed Wins Two Air Force Contracts   

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Corporation a $9.5 thousand contract for aircraft components and accessories Wednesday, Jan. 1 and an $8 million firm-fixed-price modification on an existing contract for Foreign Military Sales Division support efforts…

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Air Force Awards Raytheon $70 Million Contract

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Air Force Awards Raytheon $70 Million Contract   

Raytheon Company won a $70 million firm-fixed-price contract for Advanced Countermeasures Electronic Systems (ACES) and Line…

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