Aviation network inflight broadband wins German Innovation Award

Deutsche Telekom, a leading integrated telecommunications company, and Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, have been awarded the prestigious German Innovation Award for their highly successful joint venture, the European Aviation Network (EAN). EAN, the world’s first inflight broadband solution that combines dedicated satellite coverage with a complementary LTE-based ground network, was […]

Wi-Fi taking off on board British Airways

British Airways has started powering some of its long-haul aircraft with high-speed Wi-Fi, with its first three connected aircraft now in service. The airline will connect 118 of its long-haul aircraft over the next two years. Customers will be advised of the availability of Wi-Fi when they board a connected aircraft allowing them to browse […]

Viasat’s in-flight Internet available to more global business aircraft

Viasat, a global communications company, and Honeywell have announced an expanded agreement where Honeywell, as part of its GoDirect™ Cabin Connectivity suite of services, will offer Viasat’s high-speed Ka-band in-flight Internet service to large and mid-cabin business jet customers. Viasat’s Ka-band service is proven to support more passengers and more devices simultaneously through all phases […]

SAS: first Nordic airline to launch high-speed, high-quality in-flight Wi-Fi

Scandanavian Airlines Systems (SAS) has launched commercial service of its new high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi service on its short-and-medium-haul routes between Scandinavia and Europe. The new in-flight Wi-Fi system, powered by global communications company Viasat Inc., is recognised as the best product on the market. The Wi-Fi is more reliable and faster than many other solutions […]

Huawei and Telefónica Germany launch NB-IoT Smart Meter POC

Huawei, Telefónica Germany, and IoT provider Q-loud jointly launched a smart meter proof of concept (POC) based on NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) for Munich Airport. IoT increases efficiency and enables new services Insufficient wireless signals in buildings and underground has limited the application of sensors in various fields across the airport, making it challenging […]

Turkish Airlines upgrades passenger experience onboard with Panasonic

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and Turkish Airlines have announced a major commitment for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions to be line-fit installed on 50 wide-bodied aircraft the airline has on order and with options for a further 10. Panasonic’s X-Series IFEC system, along with its Rivet advertising solution and a suite of connectivity services […]

Amsterdam airport Schiphol builds agile cloud with Red Hat

To improve its passenger experience and become the best digital airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol decided to migrate several of its IT systems to the cloud to become more flexible, secure and efficient. The airport chose to deploy Red Hat OpenShift as the foundation for its hybrid cloud environment, supported by Red Hat Gluster Storage, Red […]

Inmarsat and ESA to modernise air traffic management over Europe

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has signed a major contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop satellite communication services that enable 4D trajectory air traffic management in European airspace from 2020. The Iris programme supports the Single European Skies ATM Research (SESAR) master plan for next-generation air traffic […]

DERMALOG introduces tighter border control precautions

More travellers, shorter check-in times and increasing cost pressure – in times of globalisation, cross-border traffic is challenging the authorities. The biometrics specialist DERMALOG offers efficient and secure solutions to meet these challenges. DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, based in Hamburg, offers state-of-the-art biometric recognition systems to make airport and other border controls safer and more […]

Eurowings offers Internet on short and medium-haul journeys

In addition to the on-board entertainment system WINGS Entertainment, which has been available for free on the short and medium-haul fleet of Eurowings via Wings Entertainment App on your own smartphone, tablet or notebook since August 2016, WINGS Connect will be joining Airbus in February. This allows Eurowings passengers to go online during their flight, […]