Posts Tagged “Connectivity”

American Airlines ditches seat back IFE on MAX

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[Update: Each MAX seat will have both AC power (with an international outlet) as well as USB. No news on neo fleet yet] American Airlines will not install seat-back IFE screens on its 737 MAX fleet. The first four MAXs are due later in 2017.  The airline plans to offer free entertainment via Wi-Fi (powered…

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jetBlue and free Wi-Fi: Competing on Service

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It had to come.  Who even pays for Wi-Fi anymore?  Your correspondent does not on Delta, because of a very useful deal between T-Mobile and GoGo.  T-Mobile customers get free access allowing for Twitter and Facebook.  These two apps are great boredom solutions. The jetBlue deal is sponsored by Amazon.  Passengers can stream Amazon Video…

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American Airlines switches WiFi vendors

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American Airlines switches WiFi vendors






In June the airline split its business between Gogo and ViaSat.  We covered that story here. Back then, ViaSat was given the opportunity to work on 100 new 737 MAXs while Gogo was to install its 2Ku service on more than 130 A319s and A320s.  Panasonic provides satellite Wi-Fi for the airline’s international widebody fleet….

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Connectivity demand keeps growing

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The airline industry seems to be pushing for ever more bandwidth on their aircraft. An early pioneer in this is Lufthansa which was among the first airlines to sign up for Boeing Connexion. Even after that program was abandoned, Lufthansa stayed committed to in-flight connectivity.  Recently the airline was again pioneering and pushing for more…

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American Airlines selects ViaSat

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American Airlines selected ViaSat for connectivity on its Boeing 737 MAX fleet. ViaSat’s in-flight internet service has been recognized with multiple industry awards for delivering the best performing, highest-quality and fastest in-flight internet experience. The service encourages higher passenger engagement per plane by offering an ‘at home’ internet experience when in-flight – with the ability…

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Gogo and PACE offer e-Enablement solution

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Gogo announced it has partnered with aerospace software specialist PACE to connect PACEs’ Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer – a leading flight optimization application. Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer is a decision support tool developed for electronic flight bags (EFB) designed to continuously evaluate numerous flight data metrics. This allows a crew to optimize flight paths for…

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