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News From Panasonic, Inmarsat, SITAONAIR, Boeing and Others

News From Panasonic, Inmarsat, SITAONAIR, Boeing and Others

PANASONIC Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) announced an agreement with Nelco Limited (Nelco) to provide satellite connectivity services to customers flying into India and over Indian airspace. With this agreement, Panasonic becomes the first satellite communications provider to begin inflight connectivity (IFC) operations under... [Read more]

Sichuan Airlines Selects Thales’ CORE IFE, The A330-800 Receives Joint TC,

Sichuan Airlines Selects Thales’ CORE IFE, The A330-800 Receives Joint TC,

Image: Airbus A330-800 receives EASA Type Certification THALES Sichuan Airlines selects Thales CORE IFE for its future fleet of A350 aircraft to deliver on their promise for exceptional passenger experience. Entry into service is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021. Sichuan Airlines new A350’s will include a two-class cabin configuration... [Read more]

Bluetooth Technology, 2020 Crystal Cabin Awards, and An IFE Order From Kuwait Airways

Bluetooth Technology, 2020 Crystal Cabin Awards, and An IFE Order From Kuwait Airways

Note: “The British Airways B747 subsonic flight between New York and London was flown in 4 hours and 56 minutes – in a flight that normally takes six hours and 13 minutes! Interestingly, the flight speed was 825 mph (1327 (km/h))” – Bob Bogash British Airways Sets Speed Record, Crossing The Atlantic In Under 5 Hours : NPR IFPL The... [Read more]

Astronics’ Sierra Receives Design Award, Inmarsat Powers One Million Free Broadband Sessions and More

Astronics’ Sierra Receives Design Award, Inmarsat Powers One Million Free Broadband Sessions and More

Astronics Astronics announced that it has received the 2019 GOOD DESIGN Award in the transportation category for the design excellence of its portable inflight entertainment (IFE) product, Sierra. The GOOD DESIGN Awards are presented by the Chicago Athanaeum Museum of Architecture and Design plus the Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. Founded... [Read more]

B777X First Flight, Gogo & castLabs, 25 Years For Lufthansa Systems and More Aviation News

B777X First Flight, Gogo & castLabs, 25 Years For Lufthansa Systems and More Aviation News

B777X First Flight We are going to start this IFExpress by looking into the Boeing 777 Series and then delve into the B777X and it’s first flight. First a little history. The Widebody Boeing 777 family, commonly referred to as the ‘Triple Seven’ aircraft began life and launched in the Fall of 1990, rolled out in June of... [Read more]

Forecasting The Future and More News

Forecasting The Future and More News

As we kick off the next decade we thought our readers might want to read what others see about our society and the impacts on the forthcoming future events. Here are a few of the articles that excited, confused, enriched, and generally caught us off guard. Good Luck! Here is a grand view of the distribution of the worlds wealth to start off:... [Read more]

Boeing, Moment, SITAONAIR, and More Industry News

Boeing, Moment, SITAONAIR, and More Industry News

BOEING Roughly 10 months after the 737 MAX was grounded, David Calhoun has started as Boeing’s new CEO. In an email to employees Calhoun said “Many of our stakeholders are rightly disappointed in us, and it’s our job to repair these vital relationships. We’ll do so through a re-commitment to transparency and by meeting and exceeding... [Read more]

2020 Predictions and Industry News

2020 Predictions and Industry News

Well, Happy New Year everybody! It’s the beginning of 2020 and IFExpress is back with a lot of aviation news for you. Thanks for joining us and Stay Tuned! 2020 PREDICTIONS “Fiber and free-space optical networks are coming to the cabin in 2020 – for higher bandwidth, weight reduction, and future-proofing.” – Rich... [Read more]