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Honeywell Launches Advanced Software Platform To Help Airlines Be Efficient

Honeywell has launched Honeywell Forge for Airlines, an analytics-based platform for airlines that the company says helps increase profit while improving efficiency and passenger experience. Honeywell Forge for Airlines collects, cleans and analyzes streams of data from a wide variety of airplane, airport, government and Honeywell sources, and offers actionable insights and alerts that can…

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Cubic Awarded Contract to Develop Small Form Factor Radio for US Air Force

Cubic Corporation announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a delivery order from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for the development and demonstration of a Small Form Factor (SFF) Radio prototype for the Data Link Enterprise (DLE). The system is composed of one ground and one air component for improved communications capability,…

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First HondaJet Elite with Gogo AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi Installed by Banyan

Banyan Air Service completed the installation of a Gogo AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi system in a HondaJet Elite; the first install of its kind in the country. The project was strictly a standalone avionics install and was quoted with respect to man hours at 15 business days. This install provided inflight connectivity domestically for a startup…

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K5-Aviation adds a third 2Ku System from Gogo Business Aviation

Gogo announced it will install a third 2Ku system on an Airbus A319 business jet operated by K5-Aviation, a leading operator of ACJ aircraft. The installation will be the first to be done on an Airbus ACJ319neo, and it is scheduled to be completed this summer. The installation design and system integration will be managed…

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Air Navigation Solutions Appoints Franks To Lead Gatwick Ops

Air Navigation Solutions (ANS), a UK air traffic management provider, has appointed Sally Franks as its General Manager at Gatwick Airport. Sally has 20 years industry experience in the air traffic management (ATM) industry. She was previously with GAL Air Navigation Services, based in Abu Dhabi, and was General Manager of its Abu Dhabi Airports…

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First HondaJet Elite with Gogo AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi Installed by Banyan

Banyan Air Service announced the completion of an installation of a Gogo AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi system in a HondaJet Elite; the first install of its kind in the country.  This project was strictly a standalone avionics install and was quoted with respect to man hours at 15 business days.  This install provided inflight connectivity domestically…

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SESAR GOF U-Space Project: Demonstrations Begin in June 2019

With the start of the first demonstrations in June 2019, the SESAR Joint Undertaking Gulf of Finland (GOF) U-space project in Estonia and Finland is soon entering the next important phase. Seven advanced drone operational scenarios including both manned and unmanned aircraft in shared airspace demonstrate many of the most attractive use cases, relying on…

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Airconnect Go, Low-Cost Wireless Streaming IFE is Live

Global Eagle Entertainment’s latest product Airconnect Go is now streaming entertainment to passengers on Canadian North Airlines. Launched earlier this year on select routes, Global Eagle’s Airconnect Go combines easily deployed hardware with Global Eagle’s own award-winning Airtime Portal, delivering streaming entertainment to passengers own-device for a superior experience from a low-cost portable wireless IFE…

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Viasat Delivers Industry-Leading 18-Inch Ka-band In-Flight Connectivity Antenna System for Government and Business Aviation Customers

Viasat has announced the availability of its new Ka-Band Global Aero Terminal (GAT-5518) to provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) services on government and business aviation aircraft — from government-focused Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and fixed-wing military platforms to VIP business and corporate jets. The compact terminal delivers the industry’s highest data rates for an 18 inch…

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Gogo to launch 5G network in 2021

Gogo has announced its plans to build a 5G network for aviation. The new air-to-ground (ATG) network will be designed for use on business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets and smaller mainline jets operating within the contiguous United States and Canada. Gogo says it expects the network to be available for business and commercial aviation in 2021….

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WIFI Connectivity Challenges and Solutions

What is the number one topic in the commercial airline world today? Connectivity. Every airline wants it. Inflight WIFI has to exists for real. The Problem? Take a typical 200-seat single aisle airliner: providing WIFI access to every passenger is a no-go. Why? Because bottleneck obstructions exist, either in the satellite, on board network or…