In-flight Internet

Airbus, Delta, Sprint Announce New In-Flight Internet Alliance, Seamless

Airbus, Delta, Sprint Announce New In-Flight Internet Alliance, Seamless

Airbus, in conjunction with Delta Air Lines, OneWeb, Sprint, and Bharti Airtel announced that the five companies joined together to form the Seamless Air Alliance, a group that aims to provide new in-flight Internet options for passengers.
The goal of the alliance is to eventually see mobile operators extend their services into aircraft cabins, allowing them to provide their users with Internet connectivity via satellite technology.
“Easy-to-use, high-speed connectivity is part of …

American Moves Ahead with High-Speed Satellite Wi-Fi Deployment, Will Start Charging for ViaSat Service in March

American Moves Ahead with High-Speed Satellite Wi-Fi Deployment, Will Start Charging for ViaSat Service in March

American Airlines provided an update on the progress of its satellite Wi-Fi retrofit program.
The airline said that all of its A320 aircraft and legacy US Airways A319s will have been retrofitted with Gogo’s 2Ku system by the end of 2018. Legacy American A319s and A321s will receive ViaSat’s satellite service by January 2019 and November 2018 respectively, and the entire 737 fleet is expected to have the ViaSat system installed …

Aeromexico to Deploy High-Speed Satellite-Based Wi-Fi on Additional Planes

Aeromexico to Deploy High-Speed Satellite-Based Wi-Fi on Additional Planes

Aeromexico announced that it plans to offer Gogo’s high-speed Internet on an additional nine Boeing 737-800NG aircraft.
The carrier will install the Internet provider’s 2Ku satellite technology on the planes, bringing Aeroemxico’s total number of planes equipped with the service to 29. The airline currently offers the connectivity on 20 of its aircraft.
The additional aircraft are expected to be outfitted with the 2Ku technology by the end of this year.
Gogo’s 2Ku …

United to Offer High-Speed Wi-Fi from Viasat on Some Flights

United to Offer High-Speed Wi-Fi from Viasat on Some Flights

United Airlines announced that it will install Viasat’s in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi system on over 70 of its aircraft.
United will offer ViaSat’s high-capacity Ka-band satellite system, which is significantly faster than the air-to-ground systems used by some airlines. The new system will provide gate-to-gate connectivity and support over-the-air content uploads to the entertainment system .
Gate-to-gate Wi-Fi allows passengers to access the Internet and remain connected from the time they board …

Delta to Launch Free Gogo Wi-Fi for Messaging

Delta to Launch Free Gogo Wi-Fi for Messaging

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin to offer unlimited complimentary access to Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi for mobile messaging starting on October 1.
Supported messaging services will include iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger.  The system does not support SMS or Short Text Messaging, however
Passengers will be able to use any of the messaging services on all of Delta’s Gogo-enabled flights.
The free messaging service will only support text,messages and will not …

JetBlue Completes Installation of High-Speed Wi-Fi on All Aircraft

JetBlue Completes Installation of High-Speed Wi-Fi on All Aircraft

JetBlue Airways announced that it is now able to offer complimentary gate-to-gate Wi-Fi on its entire fleet of 227 Airbus A320s, A321s and Embraer 190s, following the installation of its Fly-Fi system on all remaining aircraft not so equipped.
The airline said this makes it the only airline with free, high-speed Wi-Fi at every seat on every plane as well as the first airline to offer gate-to-gate access on every plane.
All …

Delta Completes Wi-Fi Deployment on International Fleet

Delta Completes Wi-Fi Deployment on International Fleet

Delta Air Lines announced late Friday that all of its long-haul international aircraft now have Wi-Fi installed.
The Wi-Fi service is provided by Gogo’s 2Ku-Ban satellite technology. The system offers speeds of a minimum of 70 Mbps to the aircraft, seven times faster than Gogo’s fastest air-to-ground network.  It uses two Ku-band connections to send and receive data between the plane and an orbiting satellite.
Delta’s Wi-Fi-equipped international fleet includes Boeing 747s, …