OneWeb in talks to merge with Eutelsat
Could LEO startup OneWeb be set to merge into a 50-50 arrangement with current 23% owner Eutelsat? After news broke over the weekend the companies confirmed they are in discussions.
Dash 8 adds IFE/C with Starlink option
In-flight WiFi connectivity is coming to the turboprop market. De Havilland Aircraft announced a series of enhancements to its Dash 8-400 offering, including integration of a Starlink in-flight internet kit on board.
Gogo hits halfway on 5G deployment
Gogo hit the halfway point in its 5G network deployment. The company announced installation of the 75th upgraded tower, of the planned 150 expected at service launch planned for later this year.
WA supplier hit hard by aerospace downturn prepares for future
Sekisui Aerospace's CEO describes the dramatic shrinking and rebirth of the company, which makes cabin interior parts and ducting in Renton and Sumner.
IndiGo selects Recaro seats for A320neo fleet
IndiGo's newest A320neo and A321neo planes will shave a bit of weight on the seating side. The carrier selected Recaro's BL3710 seats to fit its next 75 aircraft, with deliveries expected from January 2023.
Other Industry News
Flying cars are all over the Farnborough Air Show: Will they take off?
Venture capital dollars have poured into flying taxi projects, and Boeing is all in. At Farnborough, there was excited speculation but no actual flying.
Porter Air boosts Embraer E2 commitment in advance of service launch
Porter Airlines has not yet taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 jet, but the carrier already wants more. It announced an order for an additional 20 planes last week at Farnborough.
Boom Overture adds engines in design revamp
Boom Supersonic announced the final design selection for its planned Overture supersonic jet. Now sporting four engines mounted on gull wings, as well as a contoured fuselage, company executives announced the revised configuration at the Farnborough International Airshow outside London this week.