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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Thales TopStart to Power Dassault Falcon 5X

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Thales TopStart to Power Dassault Falcon 5X   

The electric starter-generator system TopStart is Dassault’s choice for its Falcon 5X business jet. The Falcon 5X engine Snecma Silvercrest has control laws that sync well with TopStart according to Guy Lefebvre, Thales president. The TopStart unit includes three electronic control units and…

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Bombardier: 2013 Was a ‘Challenging Year’

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Bombardier: 2013 Was a ‘Challenging Year’   

Bombardier reported a “challenging year” for 2013, receiving 388 new orders, a 19 percent drop from the previous year.    The Canadian airframe manufacturer said it delivered 180 business jets, 55…

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Rockwell Collins Increases 2014 Outlook

January 22nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on Rockwell Collins Increases 2014 Outlook   

Rockwell Collins has increased its projected sales for 2014 to be in the range of $4.95-5.05 billion after recording total sales of $1.07 billion during the first quarter of 2014. The company’s first quarter earnings were an increase of 1 percent from the $1.06 billion recorded during the same period a…

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