Archive | May, 2010

VIDEO: The lightest aircraft seat in the world?

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Must see IFE TV

In-flight entertainment industry veteran Steve Harvey’s bi-weekly web show The PME Interview is a must see. Harvey interviews leading figures in the world of IFE (and connectivity), and has already built up quite the archive. Be sure to check out Harvey’s latest interviews with Virgin America’s Alfy Veretto, Lumexis’ Doug Cline and Thales’ Alan Pellegrini. […]

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Frontier’s new owner sees diminishing role for embedded IFE

Frontier Airlines’ new owner believes embeddedin-flight entertainment will play a diminishing role as in-flightconnectivity is adopted by carriers. Speaking to journalists yesterday at the Regional Airline Association(RAA) convention in Milwaukee, Bryan Bedford, chief executive ofFrontier parent Republic Airways, said: “How much of the media [nowonboard] will go portable? [I think we will] see reduced demand […]

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VIDEO: Sukhoi Superjet 100 unveils Pininfarina interior

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Hot (and pink) Aircraft Interiors Expo show daily links

Did you miss the Aircraft Interiors Show in Hamburg but still want to see the awesome show dailies produced by Flightglobal? Well you’re in luck. Here are the links to day 1, 2 and 3 of the dailies. Day 2, with the Yarwood girls on the front page, was particularly hot. Go figure. Day 1 […]

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PHOTO: Southwest breaks out the signage for Wi-Fi

Southwest Airlines is starting to get the word out to passengers that it is offering Wi-Fi on board. The carrier has posted signs inside the cabin (see above) and on traytables of fitted aircraft. While admitting that the dome for the Ku-band antenna is a biggie, the carrier is apparently telling employees that its Boeing […]

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Carriers move to fit regional jets with in-flight connectivity

Cabin innovation in the commercial sector is not only occurring at mainline operators. In fact, regional carriers from around the globe – as well as airframers Bombardier and Embraer – are looking at ways to jazz up the interiors and technology on board their hard-working regional birds.Case in point – Libyan Airlines is looking at […]

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Embedded IFE is, ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin alive, stayin alive

In the final hours of my last day at last week’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, I received an email from a Flight International editor seeking an opinion piece for the weekly magazine on the state of the in-flight entertainment (IFE) industry. Does a slow death await embedded IFE thanks to iPad and connectivity, he […]

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VIDEO: That’s a Hamburger wrap (well, sort of)

A number of themes emerged from the Aircraft Interiors Expo this week. I give a quick run-down in the video below, but I would be remiss not to at least mention here that all the  pre-show buzz about the iPad as IFE needs to be tempered. I chatted with some major content providers at the […]

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Emirates to launch in-flight connectivity on A380s!

Pssst….I’m hearing that Emirates today signed a deal with OnAir to bring the Airbus/SITA joint venture’s in-flight connectivity solution to its Airbus A380s. A formal announcement is expected to be released in the coming days. The deal opens up loads of talking points. Emirates is, after all, in the process of fitting OnAir rival AeroMobile’s […]

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