We endeavour to find all commercial airliners which are equipped with Internet Connectivity, and note which OEM has produced the hardware and the specific model name of the equipment. We source information reported in the public domain, but also receive confirmation directly from airlines when verifying the interior data points we research which cannot be found in the public domain. Airlines have not always openly reported which IFC OEM has supplied the connectivity equipment for their aircraft, but we have seen an increase in IFC OEM’s be name-checked in press releases from airlines and in news reporting in recent years. Together with our correspondence with airlines, this strengthens our data quality. We have made changes to OEM names in the past couple of years, as we follow the dynamic IFC OEM market. For example, as Intelsat acquired the Gogo commercial aviation business, we reflected this by updating the OEM name.
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