May 3, 2010 - 9:06am

Thrane & Thrane (Booth No.190) has unveiled what it claims to be the smallest, lightest equipment available for obtaining Inmarsat broadband services on aircraft. The Aviator 200 system can create a wireless hotspot in the aircraft cabin allowing a wide range of devices to be used.

November 24, 2009 - 10:11am

EMS Sky Connect introduced the Forté AirMail service last month, pitching it as giving passengers “pole-to-pole, anywhere-on-the-globe, unfettered in-flight e-mail access.” The system uses the Iridium network to provide e-mail access to any Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone or PDA. “We tested every device we could find and everything we tested worked,” said EMS Sky Connect general manager Steve Silverman.

October 28, 2009 - 12:51pm

Trans-Exec Private Jets, a charter operator based in Van Nuys, Calif., claims to be “the first private jet company to have installed advanced, global in-flight, high-speed wireless Internet service.” The system is the eNfusion System 6 package from EMS Satcom and, according to Trans-Exec, it provides service worldwide “over land or water.” It allows Trans-Exec passengers to access e-mail and the Internet through their own Wi-Fi-capable BlackBe

July 28, 2009 - 8:57am

Lincoln, Neb.-based Duncan Aviation has been named the 2008 Dealer of the Year by TrueNorth Avionics. Duncan represents the company’s Simphone product line and has installed the system in a variety of aircraft, including Gulfstreams, Falcons and Challengers. Simphone is an airborne telephone with options that include a
self-contained ACARS/AFIS datalink module, Iridium fax, a legacy satcom interface and embedded Wi-Fi.

June 30, 2009 - 11:14am

Satcom equipment maker International Communications Group said it has developed an interface allowing its NxtMail e-mail server to connect through Cobham’s SDU-7300 Swift64 and SDU-7320 SwiftBroadband satcom systems. The setup makes it possible to connect up to eight Wi-Fi devices simultaneously for sending and receiving e-mail in flight.

May 21, 2008 - 11:56am

Honeywell said here at EBACE that an in-flight messaging service for Wi-Fi-compatible BlackBerrys it launched recently is now available as part of its OneLink cabin service. The offering can configure Inmarsat Swift64 and SwiftBroadband satcom and router equipment to enable e-mail messaging in flight. The system can be configured for general access by all passengers or for secure access by designated passengers.

May 9, 2008 - 7:31am

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, you’ll know that barely a day passes without news that some nifty new method of accessing the Internet has been developed, not to mention a bushel full of cool new ideas about what to do once you’re online.

May 5, 2008 - 6:20am

Fort Lauderdale-based Banyan Air Service has expanded its refurbishment service into larger aircraft and recently completed installation of an Audio International in-flight entertainment system in a Gulfstream IV-SP and a Collins Tailwind 550 multi-region satellite-direct television and high-speed Internet package with cabin wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi) in a privately owned Boeing 747SP.

March 19, 2008 - 7:52am

Rockwell Collins and Connexion by Boeing are teaming to create a broadband satellite data service for business jets that will fly first aboard Bombardier’s Global 5000 and Global Express XRS.

December 28, 2007 - 5:26am

Honeywell last month said it has installed on the company’s Gulfstream G550 a Wi-Fi com gateway that will allow passengers to use Blackberrys to send and receive e-mail in flight. The exercise is serving as a testing ground for new Wi-Fi services from Honeywell through its OneLink satcom service.