AAR will continue to support Viasat IFC services with logistics and spare parts

AAR extends its relationship with Viasat

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AAR will continue to support Viasat IFC services with logistics and spare parts

AAR has extended its agreement with Viasat to provide logistics, repair and aftermarket management services for Viasat’s in-flight connectivity products.

AAR’s OEM Solutions team will continue to manage the aftermarket inventory pool of Viasat components including modems, antennas, radomes, wireless access points (WAPs) and power supply units (PSUs) as well as third party logistics and aircraft on ground (AOG) support.

“Our goal is to deliver the gold standard in support to our aviation customer base — from factory-new components to their aftermarket needs,” said John Daly, Viasat Vice President, Business Operations, Global Mobile Solutions. “By extending our relationship with AAR, we can ensure we are providing exceptional, comprehensive aftermarket services and support to meet growing in-flight connectivity global demand.”

“AAR’s services allow Viasat to further leverage our aviation aftermarket expertise through our comprehensive logistics and repair management,” said Eric Young, AAR Senior Vice President OEM Solutions. “This global program supports Viasat’s airline customers to maximise component availability. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Viasat in bringing their advanced connectivity services to more airlines and passengers globally.”

Private jet

BizjetMobile experiences upturn in in-flight connectivity awards

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Private jet

BizjetMobile has received six new orders including the fourth system for its fleet operator Emergency Airlift plus and shipped its first CrewX system to a fleet operator in Europe.

Confirming the past month’s activity, Bizjetmobile’s CEO Adam Chapman stated: “There seems to be a boost generated by the new normal. Whether it’s the US election or the latest news on a COVID-19 vaccine, we have not seen activity like this for months. Either way, we currently have several major fleet operators looking for an alternative approach to expensive Wi-Fi. Combine this with the imminent launch of our enhanced ultra-low-cost managed Internet solution and several advance orders secured means 2021 is looking very promising.”

Dassault Falcon 7X

New portal for Dassault FalconConnect customers

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Dassault Falcon 7X

Dassault FalconConnect customers can now access a redesigned FalconConnect portal with expanded enterprise performance management offering powered by Honeywell Forge.

The new FalconConnect dashboard brings together in-flight connectivity, flight planning/optimisation, and flight database services in a single platform for a seamless user experience. Additionally, it provides high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi, hardened aviation cybersecurity, real-time data and alerts, aircraft tracking and monitoring, flight planning and efficiency tools, and always-on support.

“The new FalconConnect portal will provide the same quality of services that customers love, but now customers will have a singular connection to access their FalconConnect service subscription,” said Jean Kayanakis, senior vice president of Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network, Dassault Aviation. “Included are all the FalconConnect offerings — such as flight planning, flight database, and cabin connectivity software, services and applications — and we will continue to add new features in the months ahead.”

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AMAC enjoys demand for onboard connectivity

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AMAC Aerospace is preparing to install a Gogo 2Ku in-flight system on widebody aircraft on behalf of an undisclosed customer.

The system comprises two antennas, one for the forward link, which transmits data to the aircraft, and another antenna for the return link, which receives the data.

In addition, a Boeing BBJ737 will be equipped with a Ka-band antenna and will undergo a due maintenance.

“We realise that a perfect onboard connectivity is very important for our customers. With our existing STC capabilities, we are happy to offer our customers an incomparable and high-speed internet experience on their aircraft”, said Eric Hoegen, Director Completion Sales & Key Account Management.

In October, AMAC was selected to carry out a Pre-Purchase Inspection (‘PPI’) on two privately-owned Bombardier Global 6000s. AMAC also won a project for a 24-month inspection on a Bombardier Challenger 300 in September. The customer commissioned AMAC to perform multiple cabin interior work on the privately-owned aircraft.