United Technologies unveils all-digital innovation showcase at airshow

United Technologies Corp. has launched the company’s first ever, all-digital innovation showcase at the Farnborough International Airshow. The showcase, entitled ‘Innovating an Extraordinary Future’, uses immersive video, digital touch-screen technology and augmented reality with 3D-printed models to enable visitors to learn about more than 50 product and service offerings in a multi-sensory experience. As part […]

Tech-led industries drive change in private jet trends

A shift towards more tech and digital-led industries using private aviation for business travel, rather than the more traditional financially-led industries, are driving trends and behaviour changes in Luxaviation UK’s business travel clients. While there are no big surprises in Luxaviation UK’s ‘top ten business travel destinations’ from the UK this year, the UK’s leading […]

EL AL launches new in-flight Wi-Fi system, powered by Viasat

EL AL Israel Airlines has announced it has officially launched its new fast, reliable commercial in-flight Wi-Fi service, powered by global communications company, Viasat. EL AL was Viasat’s European launch customer. Since first announcing their relationship, both companies undertook broad market studies focused on in-flight Wi-Fi passenger demand, engagement and service offerings, including a customer […]

Aruba powers innovation platform at UK’s Gatwick Airport

Gatwick is the world’s most efficient single-runway airport. It handles 46 million passengers a year, up from 33 million in 2010, with almost 1,000 planes landing and taking off each day. For this to work smoothly, process efficiency and uninterrupted communications are crucial. “We have 12,000 passengers arriving every hour and we aim to process […]

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 […]