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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",...

Air France Airbus deploys SITAONAIR’s e-Aircraft DataCapture

SITAONAIR announced that they are working with Air France to deliver seamless aircraft data to the airline’s top-flight operations and maintenance optimization programs. Under the partnership, SITAONAIR’s new e-Aircraft® DataCapture solution will capture, dissect and...

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...

Premium #238 – How Will Aviation Keep Up with Technological Change?

Let’s take a look at what flying could be like 20 years from now.  Will the airport, aircraft, systems, and infrastructure be ready for an improved experience? It is 20 years from now.  What might the travel experience be? You no longer own a car, as Uber-Hertz will...