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March 26, 2010 - 11:31am
Thales has opened a new Connectivity Suite to involve its airline clients in ...

Thales is preparing for an anticipated explosion in demand for in-flight Internet connectivity with the opening of its new Connectivity Suite─a facility with its own satcom connection in which the company’s engineers and airline clients can assess and refine Internet-enabled equipment for both the cabin and the cockpit.

January 27, 2010 - 7:05am

For at least a decade, the business aviation industry has looked forward to a seamless transition from the office or home to the private jet, with all the same electronic amenities, in particular high-speed Internet connectivity.

October 22, 2009 - 9:04am

Flight Options plans to equip most of its fleet of fractionally owned business jets with Aircell’s high-speed Internet system, a decision that will give the company’s aircraft owners and jet card customers in-flight Wi-Fi access anywhere over the continental U.S.

October 21, 2009 - 2:26pm

Flight Options plans to equip most of its fleet of fractionally owned business jets with Aircell’s high-speed Internet system, a decision that will give the company’s aircraft owners and jet card customers in-flight Wi-Fi access anywhere over the continental U.S.

June 9, 2009 - 9:25am

In a world of proliferating air/ground communications options, EMS Satcom is here in the Canadian pavilion (Hall 3 Stand F37) to show how its antennas, radios and servers can help airline, government and private operators get connected.

May 7, 2009 - 10:56am

Satellite communications capabilities on board commercial aircraft have advanced rapidly in recent years with airline passengers using broadband Internet, WiFi, text messaging and mobile phones in flight and now business aircraft users are starting to reap the rewards.

December 30, 2008 - 4:26am

OnAir has signed its first executive contract and will provide its Mobile OnAir package for installation in an Airbus A319 owned by a Middle East customer. Using GPRS and GMS networks, the service will provide full voice and data connectivity, allowing in-flight use of BlackBerry-type devices and personal cellphones.

October 1, 2008 - 11:51am

French cabin products manufacturer Vision Systems Aeronautics (Booth No. 3194) has upgraded its in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems with features like motorized retractable touch screens that can be integrated into the ceiling. The touch screens provide myriad features including video, audio, Internet access, satellite phone, and light and shade controls.

August 4, 2008 - 11:54am

AirCell, the Louisville, Colo. company that pioneered airborne cellular communication technology in the 1990s, has gained patent approval for a new type of communications system that will let passengers use their personal cellphones to place calls in flight over much of the U.S.

July 8, 2008 - 8:27am

After years of development and months of anticipation, Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite aeronautical data service is finally poised for takeoff.

 
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