Airshare selects Viasat for Challenger connectivity
Fractional jet operator Airshare will outfit its fleet of Challenger 350 and Challenger 3500 business jets with Viasat's high-speed inflight connectivity. As the operator seeks to expand its footprint in the United States is sees inflight internet service as a critical factor in delivering increased productivity and efficiency for its customers.
SatixFy’s Onyx Aero terminal seeks middle ground is ESA market
Are smaller electronically steered antenna (ESA) solutions easier to bring to market? SatixFy aims to find out, with the launch of the Onyx Aero platform.
United’s quirky Economy Plus sales options
United Airlines is expanding access to its Economy Plus extra leg room seating option. The carrier now offers passengers the option to purchase it directly in search results, appearing akin to a distinct class of service between economy class and business or first class on board. But it is not a different cabin of service. And that's just one of the ways the implementation is a wee bit wonky.
Other Industry News
Boeing prepares to swap engines from MAX inventory to new production
Boeing CEO David Calhoun says the company won’t build 737 gliders, even with engine deliveries delayed.
American Airlines buys in to Boom, despite significant uncertainties
American Airlines is the second US carrier to sign with Boom Supersonic. The airline plans for 20 Overture deliveries, plus another 40 options. Assuming the manufacturer ever finds an engine.
Boeing paused 737 wing manufacturing to address supply shortages
Not only is Boeing coming up short on engines these days, but now the company is slowing production of wings as it struggles to ramp up.
Tailwind launches DC-ish semi-seaplane service from New York City
College Park Airport just outside Washington, DC will be added to the route map for Tailwind Air, allowing the carrier to offer flights from its base on the East River in New York City to the DC area beginning on 13 September 2022.
DOT proposes major change to airline refund rules
The US Department of Transportation is proposing significant changes to how and when passengers are due refunds for canceled or changed travel plans. Under a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) issued this week the Department would require full refunds when an airline cancels or significantly changes a flight, regardless of reason.