Subscribe to this page now.

Boeing enters secure telecommunications market with Black smartphone

02/27, 5:58am

Boeing Black wipes stored data if casing is opened

A smartphone designed to offer highly-secure communications and data storage for governments and enterprise users has been unveiled by Boeing. Initially revealed to be in development in April 2012, the Boeing Black is an Android smartphone that is claimed to be tamperproof, with any attempt to open the casing automatically resulting in the deletion of data stored on the device, ultimately making the entire smartphone unusable.

more

Boeing shifts aircraft maintenance manuals to iPad versions

09/24, 10:28pm

Collaborative tools, database access rolled into app suite

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has made performing routine maintenance and diagnosing aircraft issues faster and easier for airline technicians with a suite of new mobile applications for iPad. With the apps, technicians will have immediate access to manuals, part numbers and other critical information to resolve maintenance issues plane-side and collaborate with co-workers located elsewhere. As a result, airlines can enhance real-time regulatory compliance, reduce flight delays and in theory, reduce operational costs.

more

FAA may relax in-flight device rules by end of 2013

03/25, 12:33pm

Prohibitions against phones likely to stay in place

The US Federal Aviation Administration is hoping to announce looser restrictions on in-flight use of portable electronics by the end of 2013, according to sources for the New York Times. The people belong to an industry working group set up by the FAA, and add that the latter is specifically considering allowing reading devices during takeoff and landing, including tablets and e-readers. Devices may still have to be set to Airplane mode, though, and cellphones are expected to remain off-limits.

more

LightSquared files for bankruptcy

05/14, 3:28pm

LightSquared

LightSquared, the company that attempted to build out a nationwide 4G network, has filed for bankruptcy in a Manhattan court on Monday. The project was met with resistance from regulators, who argued that the proposed spectrum would interfere with GPS signals. The company was facing other troubles, with its chief Philip Falcone, stepping down at the end of April at the request of the company's shareholders.

more

Boeing making locked-down Android phone for government

04/12, 2:00pm

Boeing secure Android phone due late 2012

Boeing has confirmed in a conversation that it's developing a very secure Android phone for governments and corporations. The unnamed hardware is intended to give access to everyday apps while still keeping communications under tight guard, Network and Space Systems president Roger Krone told National Defense. The details of the hardware weren't mentioned, but it would be much lower than previous-generation super-secure phones and above the cost of everyday Android phones.

more

Qualcomm proposes 300Gbps mobile broadband for planes

02/06, 1:15pm

Qualcomm pushes for 300Gbps in-flight broadband

Mobile chip and network gear maker Qualcomm has now proposed an in-flight wireless network that would bring speeds as fast as 300Gbps. It would use spectrum in the 14GHz to 14.5GHz bands for this, and the so-called Next-Gen AG system would use about 150 towers located throughout the US. The network would use familiar airwave techniques to get ther, including a time division duplex communications mode and orthogonal multiplexing, which stitches together multiple signals into a coherent whole.

more

Boeing Wi-Fi test interferes with some gear, halt GoGo plans

03/10, 12:55pm

Boeing says GoGo Wi-Fi interferes in some tests

Boeing has found one of the few instances of Wi-Fi interfering with an airliner's equipment, tipsters said Thursday. The 737NG aircraft's Honeywell Phase 3 Display Units blank out when close to a strong Wi-Fi signal, including the GoGo in-flight Internet access system. FlightGlobal understood that Boeing had temporarily frozen GoGo installs on all its planes.

more

Air New Zealand flights to have iPod jacks, power

01/26, 2:05pm

Air New Zealand plane redesigns announced

As part of its long-term and comprehensive aircraft revamp, Air New Zealand has added PC power, USB and iPod connections to its economy seats, along with an improved sleep pillow. Fliers making the long, 12-hour flights from California to Auckland will now be able to charge notebooks, smartphones and other devices for most of the trip.

more

Lufthansa to upgrade in-flight cellular, Wi-Fi

10/12, 1:00pm

Lufthansa intros FlyNet in-flight data service

Airline Lufthansa revealed it will soon offer improved cellphone and Internet services on its long-distance flights, bettering those offered from other airlines. According to a Monday WSJ report (subscription required), the German company will partner with Panasonic to offer the connection services, called FlyNet, on flights between Europe and North America in the next few months before expanding the service to all of its planes and routes.

more

Electronista Sponsor

Electronista Newsletter

Free Technology and Gadgets Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    toggle

    Most Popular

    Sponsor

    Recent Reviews

    Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

    Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround sound home theater options, users hav ...

    Kenu Airframe +

    Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Aiframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this ye ...

    Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

    The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

    Sponsor

    toggle

    Most Commented

     
    toggle

    Popular News