Archive | June, 2009


The next best part of Paris for me…

…was partying down with Embraer at the AJOYA awards. No, I didn’t snag one, although my colleagues Niall O’Keeffe and Flightblogger Jon Ostrower did (congrats guys!). But I still had loads of fun…can you tell?  

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The best part of Paris for me…

I’ve finally had a chance to catch my breath after the whirlwind that was the Paris Air Show and a week of playing catch-up on IFE&C news after the show (have you checked out Flight Global’s new IFE&C channel yet?). One of the most memorable experiences for me in Paris was the luncheon held by Airbus […]

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Can you stand it? An in-flight bum shelf that is….

News that Chinese carrier Spring Airlines is considering a standing-room-only configuration for its on-order aircraft may give some folks in the interiors space a solid case of déjà vu (while giving Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary even more ideas). It wasn’t so very long ago that the Wall Street Journal broke a story about a similar […]

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Re-running Connexion numbers; and is voice key?

What’s an IFE&C journa-blogger to do when asked by an industry insider to re-run the numbers on the Connexion by Boeing math formula posted last week? Tell the industry insider “hell yeah”. I love to have as much food for thought as possible. Don’t you?   So here is the new equation care of said […]

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Continental reveals LiveTV equipage figures

Well, well, well. Finally! Continental Airlines is getting a little more public about its equipage of LiveTV’s LTV3 product and why the heck not? The carrier is kicking things up a serious notch with this 80-channel system. So what if it is being provided by a JetBlue subidiary and is better than the system in […]

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A little light reading from Inmarsat

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t pretend to understand all of this airplane and connectivity stuff (if I did, you aeronautical engineers would have far too much fun at my expense). But I’d like to think I can smell a story. That’s why I’m posting the following link. Thu_AM-Inmarsat_Colledge.pdf It will take you to a wonderful […]

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ViaSat’s Bill Sullivan on Lufthansa’s shift

I had a good chat with ViaSat strategy director Bill Sullivan yesterday evening. We talked about the company’s strategy to bring Ku-band and Ka-band connectivity to airlines, either directly or through partnerships. Be sure to keep an eye on Flight Global’s new IFE&C channel for an article about that later today. But I also talked […]

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VIDEO: Flight Global bloopers from Paris…OMG

I’m probably not doing myself or my career any favours by posting this video, but I’m hopeful it helps provide an explanation for why my and Jon’s final video from Paris appears so light and airy, and low on hard news, ahem. I literally had difficulty remembering my name at the end of last week. Sometimes you’ve […]

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Doing the math on Connexion

During its short life Connexion by Boeing proved to be a great technological success. Airlines – and passengers – loved the Ku-band satellite-based service. And it still holds a sort of revered place in the world of IFE&C. Indeed some people – though certainly not all - still believe there is no other product that did, […]

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Q&A with Aircell on United, monthly passes and Canada

Aircell was kind enough to answer some pressing questions for me today. Here is a quick Q&A for your pleasure and my leisure. And then check out the awesome story now running on Flight Global’s new IFE&C channel – Virgin America reveals Gogo usage stats. It also details its plan for integrating Gogo with its […]

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