Flying Over the Great Firewall: Panasonic Avionics Makes Headway in China
The first e-mail sent from China back in the late 1980s likely reads as prophecy to in-flight connectivity providers today: “Across the Great Wall we can reach every corner of the world.” For airlines outside of China, the great invisible firewall, extending upward of 35,000 feet, has left the fourth-largest country in the world grayed out on global Internet coverage maps – one of the last corners of the world unreached. But the floodgates have opened.
Cathay Pacific Airways begins flight service from London Gatwick Airport to Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Airways’ first flight from London Gatwick Airport to Hong Kong has taken off, launching its status as the only airline to run non-stop flights between Gatwick and Hong Kong.
ViaSat lands Finnair Ka-band contract for short-haul fleet
ViaSat has signed signed an agreement with Finnair to install high-speed wireless internet networks on its entire Airbus A320 series short-haul fleet flying in Europe. The installation of the Wi-Fi equipment will begin in May 2017, and will be completed by June 2018.
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