Inmarsat OneFi aims to better monetize WiFi for airlines
Can an updated wifi portal deliver significant changes in the in-flight passenger connectivity experience? Inmarsat hopes so, as the company launches OneFi, a "customer experience platform" to help improve monetization of the services as well as deliver more options to passengers.
Have sled, will crash: Recaro inaugurates new seat testing facility
Crashing is good. Crashing can yield useful data. And, especially when properly managed and controlled, crashing is an absolute necessity before new seats can be sold or delivered to airlines.
Airbus, Caeli Nova partner to further sustainability
Little changes can have an outsized impact on aircraft emissions. A new partnership between Airbus and Caeli Nova hopes to deliver one such change, opening more efficient routes across the Himalayas.
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Winter waiver issued for US airport slots, with an international twist
Airlines operating to some of the largest US airports won a reprieve from regulators, extending a waiver put in place as the COVID pandemic began in early 2020. But this time around the waiver comes with a change in terms, one that could prove significant for US airlines.
DOJ Has Few Good Arguments, Odd Timing As It Sues to Block American, JetBlue Alliance
The US Department of Justice, along with several states, finally filed the long-rumored lawsuit against American and JetBlue for their Northeast Alliance. Justification for the suit, however, appears questionable.
Some details on Connect Airlines’ operating costs
Looking to lease a couple Q400s to launch an airline? The going rate appears to be $50k/month, according to recent DOT filings made by Connect Airlines.
Northern Pacific snags six 757s for Asia service
Alaska's Northern Pacific Airways (NPA) is pushing forward with its plans to launch transpacific routes from its base in Anchorage. The carrier purchased its first six 757-200 aircraft for the effort, with the first delivery expected "immediately."
ExpressJet aims to fly as aha!
ExpressJet will not fly as an independent carrier this fall as previously planned. Instead, the carrier will operate under the brand name "aha!" or "fly-aha!" when it launches service.