Making peace with defense coverage

You all know I love talking about, writing about and generally espousing the virtues of the increasingly modern commercial aircraft cabin. But when an air show strikes, I need to be able to jump out of my comfort zone and cover other parts of the industry, including defense, for Flightglobal.

Last week at the Farnborough air show, I had the chance to interview a Eurofighter Typhoon pilot. But even though this video has nothing to do with IFE or interiors (and falls squarely into the ‘light and fun’ category), I should note that Panasonic Avionics, Thales and Row 44 are all working on new in-flight connectivity solutions for the defense market. Check out Row 44 partner Hughes’ new ‘Airborne Comms on the Move’ video. Thales also had its defense offering on display at its Farnborough chalet.

Now there is where some real money lies….

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6 Responses to Making peace with defense coverage

  1. Joseph Mueller July 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    This is cool! How did you learn this stuff when you were new to it?

  2. Mary Kirby July 28, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Winged it :)

  3. Paul Miller August 1, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    You’re trully dazzling & talented beauty. So hypnotically mesmerizing ! Love your work.

  4. Paulo M August 2, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    lol making peace!

    Nice piece – the helmet is really that plane’s IFE – certainly makes the plane way more interesting than I thought.

  5. Mary Kirby August 3, 2010 at 7:24 pm #

    Blush…thanks Paul.

  6. anon December 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    Looks like Mary wanted to “make peace” with the guy in her own special way after the shoot…