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Gogo announced its Gogo Vision product has been installed on more than 2,000 aircraft.  This means that it is now the leading provider of wireless in-flight entertainment by a large margin and it is making gains on becoming the largest in-flight entertainment provider in the world.  More than 2,200 commercial aircraft are outfitted with the technology and more than 1 million videos are being watched through Gogo Vision each month.

“We know that passengers want entertainment on their own devices.  We also know that almost everyone boards a plane with at least one Wi-Fi enabled device.  Gogo Vision was built to take advantage of this trend,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo CCO.  “It has become successful because weight matters in aviation.  When compared to traditional in-flight entertainment solutions, Gogo is much lighter weight, requires less maintenance and is lower cost.”

To use Gogo Vision the… Continue reading

Our fourth annual EFB survey report will be available from Monday January 18.  The 34 page report (PDF) includes six sections (Airline Operations, Connectivity, Business Case Drivers, Future Planning, Cyber Security, Tablet EFBs) with 46 charts and a foreword by IATA. The survey has input from 80 airlines, making it one of the broadest sources on this subject.

If you are interested in getting your electronic copy on Monday please email us.

2016-01-15_8-10-00We are also offering clients access to the survey data (without airline identifications). The data set is from surveys undertaken in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.   The data is in Excel format and enables unlimited analyses.  If you are interested in this option, please use the email link above to contact us.  Delivery is available now.

Inmarsat is a global connectivity provider focused on mobile connectivity solutions.  They have three Ka satellites that cover the entire globe.  VP Business Aviation Kurt Weidemeyer explains how they do this and why Ka is a better solution of aircraft than Ku.

LAN and TAM, member airlines of LATAM Airlines Group, are the first in South America to develop and deliver, for pilots and flight crew, a tablet with applications specially designed to facilitate, optimize and improve both the management of operational information during each flight and the flight service.  Some 3,000 tablets are being deployed. Continue reading

If your firm is somewhere in the aerospace supply chain, a computer hack is coming.  It looks like there a pattern is forming.  First, a group of Chinese hackers stole a huge trove of US data from the US Office of Personnel Management.  That was followed by  United Airlines and health insurer Anthem being hacked.  The United hack has a special value.  Not enough?  How about this – Chinese hackers just hacked Sabre, the largest GDS system and a key supplier to American Airlines.

As pointed out in the link to The Washington Post article, this massive trove of data can be (is being) aggregated.   The new owners of the data can pinpoint specific people of interest and then, using insight from the assembled data, develop a highly targeted campaign to exert influence on these… Continue reading

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