Ethiopian rolls out onboard WiFi Internet connectivity on its Airbus A350s — World Airline News

Ethiopian Airlines has made this announcement:

Ethiopian Airlines has introduced onboard WiFi internet connectivity on its Airbus A350 fleet using the latest broadband satellite technology (Ka- band).

With the state-of-the-art broadband satellite technology, passengers can rest assured that they will enjoy reliable connectivity for sending emails, shopping online or even chatting on social media while flying over the clouds.

Passengers can access the inflight connectivity service by purchasing vouchers at Ethiopian Airlines sales outlets including Addis Ababa International Airport customer service desk, boarding gate and cabin crews onboard the fights. Online sales through credit/debit card and ShebaMiles miles are also additional options for passengers to enjoy the service. The inflight WiFi can be accessed with smart phones, tablets and laptops.

The inflight WiFi internet is initially launched on the A350 fleet of Ethiopian with further plans to expand the service on other airplanes deployed on long haul flights.

via Ethiopian rolls out onboard WiFi Internet connectivity on its Airbus A350s — World Airline News

WestJet Link welcomes over 195,000 guests in its first year of service — World Airline News

WestJet’s newest air service, WestJet Link is celebrating carrying more than 195,000 guests in its first year of operation between Calgary and five cities in British Columbia and Alberta. Since its inception last June, WestJet Link has operated over 7,000 flights between WestJet’s home and largest hub in Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat […]

via WestJet Link welcomes over 195,000 guests in its first year of service — World Airline News

AOPA app launches Pilot Passport — General Aviation News

Check in at an airport or event from your mobile device like you would on social media and earn points and badges for bragging rights and prizes.

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has released the Pilot Passport, a new feature through its app that lets users search for new places to fly, check in at airports and aviation events, earn points and badges for meeting certain criteria, and share adventures with others through social media and the AOPA Hangar.

“Now you can check in at an airport or event right from your mobile device like you would on social media and earn points and badges for bragging rights and prizes,” said Senior Vice President of Marketing, Jiri Marousek.

Here’s what you need to know to get started:

  • Get the app. Download the AOPA App for Android or iOS if you don’t already have it, and if you do, update it to the latest version. Make sure your device’s location services is enabled as well.
  • Check in. The airports nearest you will pop up at the top of the app’s home page. You can check in at airports that are within three miles. When you check in, you can add a photo, rate the airport, leave a comment, and even share a post on social media and in the AOPA Hangar.
  • Search. Explore airports and exciting places to fly. You can search by city, state, airport name, or airport identifier. Or, you can filter results within a radius of your location, display only airports you haven’t flown to, or show results based on criteria such as events or the type of runway or airspace at an airport. You can view the results on a map and tap to pull up information about each, or select to see the results in a list.
  • Think fun, think strategic. Here’s where it can really get fun. If you are just looking for places to fly for fun, filter the list based on what badges you want to earn and figure out a strategy for maximizing what you can earn on each outing.
  • Earn points and badges. Earn badges for landing at different types of airports, including grass strips, seaplane bases, heliports, and paved runways; landing at airports in your state; and visiting airports and aviation events across the country. The more points you earn, the higher the levels you will unlock, moving from bronze to silver to gold. You can also track your progress in the My Pilot Passport section of the app.
  • Celebrate AOPA’s 80th anniversary. The AOPA 80th is a special badge challenge that runs from April to December this year in honor of our anniversary. You could be dubbed the AOPA 80th Superstar!

 

via AOPA app launches Pilot Passport — General Aviation News

Ohio high school first in state to be approved for dual enrollment drone program — General Aviation News

An Ohio high school will offer a new unmanned aviation program starting this fall.

via Ohio high school first in state to be approved for dual enrollment drone program — General Aviation News

Check Out The Yearly Aerial Photo of The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Doing the Rose Bowl Flyover In Pasadena — The Aviationist

New Year’s Day always brings an amazing B-2 Rose Bowl flyover shot. We have already published some shots of “Spirit 11”, the B-2A belonging to the 509th Bomb Wing, from Whiteman AFB, Missouri, that kicked […]

via Check Out The Yearly Aerial Photo of The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Doing the Rose Bowl Flyover In Pasadena — The Aviationist

Easy mistake to make when booking a flight that could cause you a lot of hassle — Aviation Bulletin

… names match. Luckily, most airlines will correct minor spelling mistakes … promptly as possible. Some airlines do charge for the service … to fix a mistake. British Airways: BA doesn’t charge … mistake, call the Thomas Cook Airlines contact centre on 0800 916 … The post Easy mistake to make when booking a flight…

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