STC Approved For Phenom 300 Seating

By Bill Carey Aug 02, 2022
Aircraft completions company JETMS Completions has received FAA supplemental type certification (STC) approval to modify seating on the Embraer Phenom 300 light jet.
Interiors & Connectivity

SmartSky Networks Marks Nationwide Network Coverage

By Bill Carey Aug 02, 2022
Air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity system developer SmartSky Networks announced Aug. 2 that its broadband network for business aviation now operates across the continental U.S.
Interiors & Connectivity

Eutelsat And OneWeb To Merge, Combining GEO, LEO Constellations

By Tony Osborne Jul 26, 2022
The merger is set to “accelerate the commercialization of OneWeb’s fleet.”
Commercial Space

eVTOL Cabin Designs Feature Accessibility And Sustainability

By Graham Warwick Jul 25, 2022
Full-scale cabin mockups unveiled by Eve and Supernal display common themes but distinctly different approaches to the passenger experience.
Interiors & Connectivity

OneWeb, Stellar Blu Claim LEO Broadband Test Flight Success

By Alan Dron Jun 15, 2022
Two companies aiming to improve inflight connectivity have carried out what they describe as the successful delivery of high-speed, low-latency inflight connectivity from a low-Earth-orbit satellite to a commercial airliner.
Interiors & Connectivity

Avionics Sales Rise For 7th Consecutive Quarter

By Molly McMillin Jun 01, 2022
Business and general aviation avionics sales totaled $634.5 million in the first three months of 2022, up 4.8% from the fourth quarter of 2021, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association. 
Interiors & Connectivity

Upstart OneWeb Pairs With Gogo, Satcom Direct

By Bill Carey May 24, 2022
Upstart satellite operator OneWeb is making inroads in business aviation even as it continues building its constellation of 648 low Earth orbit (LEO) communications satellites.
Interiors & Connectivity

Kaman Acquires Parker’s Wheel And Brake Business For $440 Million

By Tony Osborne May 23, 2022
Kaman is to acquire the aircraft wheel and brake business of Parker Hannifin, enabling Parker to proceed with its acquisition of UK-based Meggitt. 
Supply Chain

Textron Aviation Debuts Citation CJ4 Gen 2, XLS Gen 2, King Air 360

By Molly McMillin May 23, 2022
Three Textron Aviation aircraft are on show at EBACE for the first time: the Citation CJ4 Gen2 and XLS Gen2 business jets and the Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprop, an upgrade from its legendary King Air 350.

Satcom Direct Demos Inflight Broadband For Bizjets Over Geneva

By Bill Carey May 23, 2022
Satcom Direct (SD) is nearing commercial introduction of its Plane Simple Antenna System supporting inflight broadband connectivity for business aviation using the Intelsat FlexExec network.

Inmarsat, Honeywell Unveil Enhanced L-Band Service For Bizav

By Bill Carey May 23, 2022
Satellite operator Inmarsat and equipment supplier Honeywell have launched SwiftJet, an enhanced L-band satcoms service for business aviation, at EBACE 2022.

JETMS Builds London-Based Competitor To European Completions Giants

By Angus Batey May 23, 2022
JETMS plans to turn the former RAS Completions and Interiors businesses into a UK-based direct rival to the big European completions houses.

Global Jet Turns In Robust 2021

By Molly McMillin May 23, 2022
“Despite the challenges facing businesses and sectors, it’s been one of the most active few years for Global Jet both with charter and aircraft sales,” the company said ahead of the opening of EBACE 2022.

Gulfstream Progressing On FAA-Required Software Changes

By Lee Ann Shay May 22, 2022
President Mark Burns outlines where the OEM is on software changes for the G500, G600 and G700.

Gogo Business Aviation, OneWeb Announce Satellite Broadband Offering

By Bill Carey May 22, 2022
The new inflight broadband service for bizjets will access OneWeb’s constellation using a new electronically steered antenna (ESA) that Gogo has designed in conjunction with Hughes Network Systems.

Briefs From EBACE 2022—May 22

By Paul Jackson May 22, 2022
A selection of news briefs as EBACE 2022 prepares to open its doors.

ACJ Eyes Long-Range Bizjet Market As TwoTwenty Nears Entry To Service

By Angus Batey May 22, 2022
Airbus Corporate Jets believes the TwoTwenty will command double the resale value of a long-range bizjet, while coming in at a comparable price with lower operating costs.

Flying Colours Gains Orders For CRJ 200 Conversions

By Molly McMillin May 22, 2022
Flying Colours, a Canadian-based refurbishment, completions and maintenance provider, is experiencing a “rebirth” in conversions of Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft into corporate shuttles and VIP business aircraft.

Boeing Boosts Operations Into Cloud With Amazon, Google, Microsoft

By Michael Bruno Apr 06, 2022
In a major step forward in its digitalization, including overhauling how it designs and builds new aircraft, Boeing announced a series of deals with the highest-profile cloud-computing providers.

Marketplace: Inflight Connectivity Services

By Bill Carey Apr 03, 2022
The market for in-flight connectivity, whether through air-to-ground or satellite communications, is active and evolving with new services and suppliers.
Interiors & Connectivity

Gogo Promotes Aguirre To President’s Role

By Bill Carey Mar 29, 2022
Inflight connectivity provider Gogo has promoted Sergio Aguirre to the position of president and chief operating officer, effective April 1.
Interiors & Connectivity

Private Equity Firm Buys Small Unmanned Avionics Startup UAvionix

By Michael Bruno Mar 10, 2022
Private equity firm DC Capital Partners has bought uAvionix, a seven-year-old developer and manufacturer of miniature avionics for communications, navigation and surveillance applications, including for unmanned aircraft.
Connected Aerospace

Trials Prove 5G Cell Phone Signals Can Be Beamed From Above

By Tony Osborne Mar 03, 2022
UK startup Stratospheric Platforms has demonstrated the ability to transmit 5G cell phone signals from a high altitude. 
Connected Aerospace

Fast 5: A Growing Air-To-Ground Network

Feb 11, 2022
A conversation with Ryan Stone, co-founder and president of SmartSky Networks, about how the the communication system is rolling out--including STC approvals for various aircraft.
Interiors & Connectivity

Sounding Board: Five Minutes With Ryan Stone, SmartSky Networks Co-founder

By Molly McMillin Jan 20, 2022
Sounding Board: Five Minutes With Ryan Stone, SmartSky Networks Co-founder
Interiors & Connectivity