Archive | August, 2009

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Kellner and Kelly and an in-flight Wi-Fi revelation to Webb

Continental Airlines expects to make a decision on whether to bring in-flight broadband to passengers sometime next year, but the carrier would like LiveTV to play a role in making that happen, company CEO Larry Kellner told aviation journa-blogger extraordinaire Dan Webb last week at the NBTA conference. Well, well, well. Isn’t that interesting? Could […]

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An email from British Airways’ OnAir-equipped A318

I just heard from my colleage, David Kaminski-Morrow, who is on a test flight of British Airways’ new transatlantic A318 right now. He sent me the following: Mary I thought it fitting that you be the first ATI recipient of an email from BA’s first A318, (courtesy of OnAir!). DKM (At 38,000ft, somewhere over the Netherlands) So […]

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An agenda for global Ku-band connectivity?

What is the Alliance for Passenger Connectivity, which boasts several members, including Arinc, AeroMobile, Panasonic, ViaSat, Rockwell Collins and others? The alliance’s web site says it is a “coalition of companies dedicated to enabling passengers and crew on board aircraft to stay connected while in flight” and that it will “also serve to aid regulators […]

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Knowing me, knowing you

Brazilian operator TAM is a Super Trouper, and not simply because it offers Abba’s greatest hits on its excellent in-flight entertainment systems (see pic). The carrier, which is readying to join the Star Alliance in April, today announced a heaping big deal with Amadeus to replace scads of legacy systems with the IT giant’s Altea customer […]

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Roll out the barrel but leave this seat on the drawing room floor

Bombardier’s very first CSeries test aircraft is poised to start taking shape after the first fuselage test barrel was delivered to the airframer’s St Laurent facility outside of Montreal. Check out Bombardier’s video (hey, those are some nice multi-media skills you’ve got going there, Bombardier!). > Bombardier is being very forward-thinking with this aircraft. Indeed, […]

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All the excited chatter about today’s LUV-ly Row 44 deal

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Southwest’s full statement about Wi-Fi fleet-wide equipage

Southwest Airlines and Row 44 are continuing plans to roll out wi-fi beginning in the first quarter of 2010. Beginning this fall, Southwest will be moving to the next step of certifying Southwest’s full fleet with plans to begin fleetwide rollout of the Row 44 satellite service in the first quarter of 2010. The airline […]

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Source: Southwest to announce Row 44 deal today

A source tells me that Southwest is going to announce plans for equipping its fleet with Row 44′s Ku-band-based in-flight connectivity solution - TODAY! I’m waiting for confirmation, which could come in about 15min. However, I’m being told that Southwest employees got the news this morning! And that rollout begins in the first quarter. Hold on to your […]

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Read this before you knock yourself out

The lads and ladies of IFE&C are keeping me well on my toes these days. In addition to the RWG blog, I’m spearheading Flight Global’s new IFE&C news channel, where we’re making every effort to run fresh content daily, like the latest news on digEcor’s move to become a total IFE solutions provider. If you’ve got news […]

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The man in the yellow suit wants to tell you something

Now you can fly and call! That’s the tagline for the new promotion being run by Malaysian Airlines, AeroMobile and DiGi, a leading mobile communications company in Malaysia. DiGi subscribers who roam abroad are offered a fixed rate for text. So AeroMobile worked with DiGi to make sure that passengers on aircraft equipped with the […]

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