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ADS-B equipage by aircraft type for June 2019

FlightAware just published their latest update on the state of ADS-B equipment on the US general aviation fleet.  It is a very interesting series of pictures.  It appears that about 20% of the fleet is not yet compliant. This not necessarily bad.  Many of these...

ViaSat update on airline connectivity

We had a brief conversation with Don Buchman, ViaSat's VP Commercial Mobility. What is the state of the US airline industry connectivity? The industry is almost fully outfitted. This makes it the highest concentration worldwide. But we are moving to "second gen",...

Premium #330 – Connectivity keeps improving

We have been tracking demand for aircraft connectivity for some time.  There are several news stories that further underscore the point that demand for connectivity seems to have no upper limit. Icelandair will equip its 737 MAX fleet with ViaSat connectivity. The...

ViaSat acquires Arconics

The world of aircraft connectivity and avionics are starting to consolidate.  This morning, ViaSat acquired Arconics, a provider of software solutions to the aviation industry. Through this acquisition ViaSat gains a connected aircraft software platform that includes...

Premium #226 – Farnborough 2016 Was Far from Boring – If you Knew Where to Look

We’ve seen some reports that the 2016 Farnborough Airshow was disappointing, with the fewest new aircraft orders in...