Astronics, Boeing Global Services, Newtec, Zodiac Data Systems: IFC interoperability is a pipe dream for now

by Amy Svitak

PARIS — Airlines and in-flight connectivity service providers say they want hardware to be interoperable. Why is it so hard?

Astronics, Boeing Global Services, Newtec and Zodiac Data Systems agreed: Standardization of in-flight connectivity hardware so far is going nowhere, except maybe through the rare M&A such as ST Engineering’s bundling of Newtec with VT iDirect.

Addressing Euroconsult’s World Satellite Business Week here Sept. 9-13, these companies offered a ground’s-eye view of why . . .

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