Bridging the transition: Anuvu details connectivity roadmap
What does a satellite connectivity company do with 10 gigabits/second of new capacity? "Deliver it to customers" was an easy answer for Anuvu's EVP Connectivity Mike Pigott. But how that capacity gets allocated, and what it means for the company's evolution of mobile connectivity is rather more complex.
SmartSky adds Western Jet Aviation to sell, support Gulfstream installs
Looking to add the newest air-to-ground connectivity solution to our Gulfstream jet? SmartSky's new partnership with Western Jet Aviation can help you out.
FlexExec rebounds with new terminal from Satcom Direct
Don't call it a comeback; FlexExec's been here for years. Still, after laying low for a while, Intelsat and Satcom Direct are launching a new push into the business jet connectivity market, with high hopes for improved WiFi service on board.
Anuvu, Telesat link for massive Ka-band capacity
Anuvu's appetite for bandwidth continues to grow. The company secured a deal with Telesat for 10 gigabits/second of Ka-band capacity to boost mobility connection options.
Condor to bring streaming IFE fleet-wide
Condor's Flystream streaming IFE platform will soon be available on the company's short/mid-haul fleet, expanding the entertainment options available to passengers. The expanded entertainment will roll out from April 2022, eventually covering all aircraft for the carrier.
Other Industry News
Breeze adds Hartford base, with A220 focus
Getting in and out of Connecticut this summer will be perhaps easier than ever, thanks to new airline options. Breeze Airways announced this week it will make Bradley International Airport (BDL) outside Hartford a base and increase the number of flights and routes served.
Delta plans Cape Town service, again
Delta Air Lines is, once again, angling to add Cape Town, South Africa to its route map. The carrier applied to the US Department of Transportation to fly the route 3x weekly from Atlanta on a year-round basis beginning 18 November 2022.
Avelo expands New Haven offerings beyond Florida
The next phase of Avelo's New Haven expansion has arrived, bringing with it some variety. All the planes will still head south, but none of the four new routes will touch Florida.
Cebu Pacific sees short-haul gains from high-density A330neos
Twin aisle aircraft are often seen as a natural fit for long-haul markets. But some shorter trips remain a smart - and profitable - place to put the larger planes. Cebu Pacific flies one of the highest density A330neo configurations in service today, on some surprisingly short hops.
JetBlue boosts A220 order book, E190 retirements
JetBlue upped its order book on the A220 to 100 frames, converting 30 options from its existing portfolio. Under the expanded order book the carrier will now take delivery of 92 new A220-300s through the end of 2026.
Musk teases Starship flights from Texas to Singapore in under an hour
What's the future of ultra-long haul travel? For Elon Musk, commercial passenger flights on the Starship rocket could connect pretty much anywhere on earth in less than an hour. That presents all sorts of interesting options for connecting cultures and people across the globe.