Anyone with an Emirates Skywards frequent flyer number can now access at least messaging services in flight without additional charges. But are they??
The European Commission unconditionally approved Viasat's planned purchase of Inmarsat on Thursday, removing the last regulatory hurdle the two companies faced in their planned consolidation. With that eliminated, they now expect to close the deal before the end of May.
Collins Aerospace formally launched its IRT NX inflight internet solution at EBACE 2023, bringing a lightweight option powered by the Iridium NEXT LEO constellation to the business aviation market.
Whether for smaller planes, a secondary network for redundancy and true global coverage, or just a solid, lightweight internet link in the sky, business jet owners can now choose Honeywell's Aspire 350 system, operating on the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation.
Inmarsat's new data plans, part of the Jet ConneX Evolution program announced last year, are now live, promising up to 100 Mbps speeds to business jets.
Gogo's upcoming LEO satellite service has a new name. Now branded Galileo, the company also expanded the antenna options, enabling even higher speeds on larger business jets.
The next generation of Inmarsat satellites will be significantly smaller than today's GEO hardware. The company announced plans to launch a trio of microGEO satellites, developed by SWISSto12, by 2026 to bolster its L-band network.