Japan Airlines adds inflight Wi-Fi to Sydney-Tokyo Boeing 777s
Japan Airlines will power up its inflight Internet between Tokyo and Sydney this evening, with passengers able to send emails, surf the Web and stay connected to the office throughout the flight.
NBN satellites to allow for in-flight Wi-Fi on Qantas and Virgin
NBN Co plans to make its satellites available to Qantas and Virgin Australia to offer in-flight internet access for passengers.
Sport 24 In-flight Schedule: Nov. 27th – Dec. 3rd
The Big Moments ahead in Sports:
Bears vs. Lions
Eagles vs. Cowboys
Seahawks vs. 49ers
Saints vs. Steelers
Patriots vs. Packers
Broncos vs. Chiefs
Dolphins vs. Jets (more…)
Mobitel launches inflight roaming services
Sri Lanka Telecom’s mobile unit Mobitel has launched voice, SMS and data connectivity onboard 15 airlines.
55% of Aircraft Equipped with In-Flight Connectivity by 2024, Says Valour Consultancy
Despite the entrance and exit of AT&T into in-flight connectivity (IFC) in the space of just seven months, there is plenty of optimism in the market. The number of aircraft being equipped with cellular and/or Wi-Fi technology continues to grow – and rapidly. According to Valour Consultancy’s latest research, the installed base of connected aircraft will reach 4,144 by the end of 2014.
airberlin equips whole fleet with Wi-Fi service
The airberlin group has equipped the first two aircraft in its fleet with the new ‘airberlin connect’ Wi-Fi service. The two Airbus A320, registered D-ABNJ and OE-LEL, now boast a Wi-Fi system from Panasonic Avionics Corporation, so passengers can access the internet with their own smartphone, tablet or laptop during the flight.
JetBlue aims to complete Internet installs on E-190s in 1H 2015
US carriers continue to make headway in equipping their full fleets with inflight connectivity.
JetBlue Figures Out How to Keep Wi-Fi Free, Disses Rivals Gogo and Row44
JetBlue indeed has plans to begin charging bag fees in 2015, but the airline has crafted a business model at odds with those of its competitors and will keep its basic, satellite-based Wi-Fi free for the foreseeable future.
Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: November 20th-25th
Here’s to another big weekend in sports! Sport 24 partner, Etihad Airways, is the proud sponsor of the last Formula 1 race of the 2014 season. Sport 24 will be broadcasting the race LIVE onboard.
Chiefs v. Raiders
Lions v. Patriots
Dolphins v. Broncos (more…)
Full aircraft e-Enablement will take 5-plus years: industry expert
NEWPORT BEACH: Inflight connectivity consultant Michael Planey has been bridging the gap between engineering and marketing for his airline clients for more than 16 years. So, when Planey took the stage with Inmarsat’s VP of Aviation, David Coiley at the APEX Technology Conference yesterday in Newport Beach to talk about the E-Aircraft concept as the future of inflight connectivity, people definitely listened.
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