– Banyan Air Service has just completed equipping its ramp to meet requirements for the Gulfstream G650 and G280

Fort Lauderdale, FL | May 15, 2012– Banyan Air Service has just completed equipping its ramp to meet requirements for the Gulfstream G650 and G280. These aircraft, set to enter service this year, are equipped with new systems dependent upon wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity.

The G650 contains an Aircraft Health and Trend Monitoring system (AHTMS), also known as PlaneConnectHTM™, and the G280 includes a system that allows for wireless database updates to the Rockwell Collins system through the Ascend portal. The Wi-Fi functionality at Banyan Air Service will enable visiting G650 and G280 aircraft to use their external antennas to transfer data to and from the aircraft.

“In addition to meeting Gulfstream’s requirements for Wi-Fi connectivity on our ramp, we took this opportunity to take our wireless to the next level,” says Joseph Melendez, Banyan’s information technology director. We equipped 80 acres on our entire campus with wireless connectivity and also revamped our internal wireless to provide a better experience for our customers.”

Banyan Air Service has seen an increase in the number of Gulfstream visiting its FBO for fuel and avionics services. The Banyan Avionics team is currently working with Honeywell to obtain STC certifications on Gulfstream models GII, GIII, and GIV aircraft for the Honeywell Aspire™ 200 LG system. Banyan avionics recently completed an EGPWS and FDR upgrade on two GIV aircraft.

“Whether on the ground or in the air, Banyan’s FBO and avionics departments provide the infrastructure, installation, support and service for the Gulfstream fleet of aircraft,” states Brian Wilson, Banyan’s director of avionics.

Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) is a business and private aviation center that provides comprehensive services to domestic and international aircraft owners, corporations and governmental agencies. Banyan provides 24-hour FBO services, maintenance, avionics, aircraft sales, parts solutions, a unique aviation store, and Jet Runway Café.

New Entertainment Solution Offers World-Class Content: Movies, TV, Exclusive Sports, Games and Bookable Destination Services from Smart Phones, Tablets, and Laptops – Even on Airlines Not Equipped with Connectivity

Westlake Village, CA | March 28, 2012 -– Row 44, Inc., provider of the world’s leading In-Flight Broadband Entertainment Platform, today announced a new wireless video-on-demand (VoD) service that allows any commercial airline in the world – regardless of whether or not its planes are broadband-equipped – to offer passengers an extensive library of on-demand movies, television episodes, and bookable destination services via passengers’ Wi-Fi enabled devices. The service is a subset of Row 44’s In-Flight Broadband Entertainment Platform that can later be scaled up – quickly and cost-effectively – to include connectivity and other broadband services.

This new entertainment solution leverages Row 44’s relationships with major Hollywood studios and professional sports leagues to deliver on-demand movies, TV shows and sports content to passengers during their flights.

Airlines can select from Row 44’s extensive library of content – updated frequently via Wi-Fi – to stream wirelessly to passengers’ smart phones, tablets, laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices on demand. Airlines can also use Row 44’s VoD service to offer real-time inventory for bookable destination services – music concerts, theatre tickets, sporting events, ground transportation, etc. – in more than 140 cities around the world.

Row 44 designed this standalone Wi-Fi entertainment service, independent of thecompany’s In-Flight Broadband Entertainment Platform, to give airlines a low-cost opportunity to deliver personalized in-flight entertainment that leverages passengers’ own Wi-Fi devices. Because the solution comprises several components in Row 44’s broadband solution, airlines can install this lower-cost Wi-Fi offering and inexpensively scale up to Row 44’s full-scale Broadband Entertainment Platform at any time.

“Row 44’s wireless video-on-demand opens up an innovative platform for any airline to generate incremental revenue while delighting their customers,” said Travis Christ, Chief Sales Officer for Row 44. “Uncoupling Row 44’s video-on-demand solution from our In-Flight Broadband Entertainment Platform means that even an airline not yet ready to commit to broadband connectivity can still offer passengers a personalized in-flight entertainment experience, delivered right to their own Wi-Fi devices. This standalone VoD offering will also enable an airline to scale up quickly and cost-effectively to full broadband connectivity when they are ready.”

He added: “Leveraging their passengers’ own smart phones and laptops also means airlines can offer this entertainment servicewithout having to incur the cost, weight and installation time of adding legacy in-flight entertainment hardware such as seatback screens. This service represents a win-win for airlines and their customers.”

BROOMFIELD, CO – April 21, 2011 -– Aircell, the world’s leading provider of inflight connectivity, has been selected as the 2011 winner of the Communication Technology Professionals’ (CTP) annual Ascent Award. Recognizing Aircell’s work with its Gogo® and Gogo Biz™ inflight Internet services, the award is based on innovation, growth and the impact being made in the telecommunications sector.

“Being chosen as winner of the Ascent Award is a great honor for Aircell and we’re very grateful to CTP and all involved,” said John Wade, Aircell’s Executive Vice President & General Manager, Business Aviation Services. “Aircell’s inflight Internet services have literally transformed the travel experience for millions of passengers in the business aviation and airline markets. We’re proud to be making such a positive impact in Colorado and all over the world,” he concluded.

Joshua Holmberg, President of CTP, said, “Aircell was chosen by CTP for several reasons, but in a nutshell, they embodied the spirit of what we want this award to be about. Their core business model is based on embracing new technologies and making them accessible via a very unique channel. Since CTP represents thousands of communications professionals in Colorado, I am particularly grateful for the impact Aircell will continue to have on our local industry. This is a well-deserved award for Aircell.”

CTP’s Ascent Award is bestowed annually on the firm that best represents the Colorado spirit of innovation, growth and drive in telecommunications and is poised to make a near-term impact on the industry. Ascent nominees were selected based on assorted criteria and offered for voting from CTP associates. The company must have exhibited exceptional inspiration or insight in at least two of these areas: (a) new technology, (b) changing business models, (c) new products and/or (d) new customers or marketplace; The company must have made or will in the immediate future make a meaningful impact on the communications industry; The company must have a significant presence in Colorado; The company should embody the spirit of the Ascent Award showing energy, focus, growth, drive and innovation furthering communications technology.

CHICAGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced its wholly owned subsidiary Continental Airlines has executed a letter of intent with inflight entertainment provider LiveTV to offer inflight Wi-Fi via Ka-band beginning next year. The company plans to offer the service on more than 200 domestic Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft equipped with DIRECTV®, providing onboard connectivity and more than 95 channels of live television programming to customers flying within the continental United States.

Ka-band will be able to offer higher transmission speeds for more extensive onboard connection capabilities, including browsing of content-rich websites, sending and receiving e-mails and downloading files.

United Airlines currently offers inflight Internet service on 14 aircraft, including on all p.s.® flights linking New York Kennedy with Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The planned expansion of inflight Wi-Fi services underscores the company’s commitment to providing unique options that enable customers to customize their travel experience. The company continues to reconfigure United and Continental aircraft with new flat-bed seats in premium cabins – with the new flat-bed product already on 116 aircraft in the combined fleet, more than any other U.S.-based carrier. In addition, the company intends to begin installation of Economy Plus seating on Continental aircraft beginning in 2012.

The letter of intent with LiveTV provides the framework for a definitive agreement to be negotiated with LiveTV.

Ka-band will utilize ViaSat’s ViaSat-1, which will be the world’s highest-capacity satellite upon its launch later in 2011.