Travel technology

May 28, 2011 - 9:25am

Innotech Aviation has awarded California-based wireless technology specialist Esoteric of Irvine, Calif. an order for 35 ship sets of its SkyPad wireless in-flight entertainment system for Bombardier and Cessna business jets.

According to Innotech, SkyPad is the industry’s first wireless in-flight entertainment and cabin control system integrated with the iPad and Innotech’s I-Ku system through Ku-band Internet.

May 18, 2011 - 8:51am

OnAir (Stand 1635) is installing its Mobile OnAir connectivity system in Comlux’s Airbus ACJ319. The system will allow passengers to use their mobile phones and smartphones in flight, when the aircraft enters service in January next year. The service enables calls, text messages, email and Internet surfing. Usage is billed by the passenger’s mobile operator.

May 15, 2011 - 8:10pm

For a decade, Custom Control Concepts (Stand 683) has been quietly making name for itself in the cabin electronics side of the business aircraft completion and refurbishment industry, providing everything from all-digital high-definition entertainment to cabin management.

January 28, 2011 - 9:30am

Geneva-based air/ground communication specialist OnAir, which had originally restricted its in-flight personal cellphone user system to the airline industry, has responded to demand by expanding availability of its service to the business aviation industry.

Jet Aviation and ACC Columbia of Hannover, Germany, have agreed to install the equipment on a range of business jets.

October 18, 2010 - 11:38am

Aircell (Booth 3737) is celebrating rapid adoption of its Gogo Biz high-speed in-flight Internet service capability by business jet OEMs and charter and fractional operators in the wake of its Gogo service's near-saturation of the air transport market.

September 21, 2010 - 9:59am

Inmarsat announced plans to introduce by 2014 a Ka-band satellite broadband service that would be far faster, cost less per megabit and require smaller antennas than competing Ku-band services.

Offering a blistering 50 megabit-per-second maximum data rate in flight, Inmarsat’s Global Xpress service is sure to give pause to anyone who had been thinking about equipping with a Ku-band satellite data system.

June 12, 2010 - 2:51am

Aircraft charter hybrid XOJet said it will install airborne high-speed Internet to its fleet of five Bombardier Challenger 300s and 19 Cessna Citation Xs. XOJeT is currently installing Wi-Fi-capable Aircell high-speed Internet systems and expects that more than 70 percent of its fleet will be equipped by the end of this month, with the rest scheduled for completion next month.

May 3, 2010 - 12:11pm

OnAir (Booth No. 783), the in-flight and on-board connectivity provider owned by Airbus and SITA, has created a portal providing up-to-date information on EBACE at http://mobile.ebace.aero. The portal can be accessed on board suitably equipped aircraft and provides daily schedules and news.

May 3, 2010 - 10:41am

Airborne communications specialist Aircell (Booth No. 390) is here offering a new SwiftBroadband connectivity solution for the business aviation market, claiming that reduced size and cost are making it available to light jets and turboprops.

May 3, 2010 - 10:38am

Signature Flight Support (Booth No. 7070) has appointed airline and travel veteran Maria Sastre as the company’s chief operating officer for global operations. Sastre previously served as United Airlines’ vice president of worldwide customer satisfaction, where she managed strategy development, airport operations, international call centers and financial management.

 
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