The Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) satellite network just tripled its capacity. The newest satellite, GX5, is now active, delivering a massive boost to the Ka-band satellite network.
Domestic flights in India can now operate with the inflight internet service online. Vistara is first to market, with its A321neo fleet activating.
SmartSky's next-gen ATG network remains delayed, but the company continues to work on the software offerings that will run on the new communications backbone once it goes live. SmoothSky turbulence avoidance is the latest such offering.
How important is hardware certification for an in-flight connectivity antenna manufacturer? At ESA upstart NXTCOMM the newly hired VP of Aero Structures and Certification will report directly to the CEO to help ensure that the program faces as few internal challenges as possible.