Archive | August, 2010

UPDATE 2: Aircell claims legal victory; Delta excused

Updated to include Delta’s comment about being dismissed from the case last month, and to add further comment from Aircell.______________________________________________________________________________BLOG: Aircell says it has won a legal victory after a jury found plaintiff Ambit Corp did not prove patent infringement involving Aircell’s provision of in-flight Internet. A spokeswoman for Aircell tells RWG that the Chicago-headquartered […]

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Why Emirates is an in-flight entertainment rock star

Emirates recently won an Airline Business strategy award for technology. Here’s why: Some carriers burst onto the in-flight entertainment scene like giant supernovas. They extol the virtues of a new system or gizmo – and perhaps even briefly outshine other products – only to let the technology languish and ultimately fade out of the limelight. […]

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VIDEO: Regional jets remade for road warriors

US major airlines are really making a bold effort to try and keep business travelers happy on board their regional feeders. We’ve talked about how some carriers are eyeing up in-flight connectivity for their regional jets, but here is a good look at what American Airlines is doing from an interiors standpoint for road warriors […]

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PHOTOS: Continental Airlines reveals Boeing 787 mock-up

Continental Airlines offered a sneak preview of its Boeing 787 aircraft interior today at the 2010 National Business Travel Association (NBTA) International Convention & Expo. The carrier says the 787 mock-up offers just “a glimpse of what’s ahead for air travel in the future”. In addition to all the usual 787 features (bigger bins, ambient […]

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Pillow fight in-flight…

Now that’s entertainment! The Lufthansa flight attendant is a particularly good sport.

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Airline Business launches social media conference for airlines

Are you curious about social media but haven’t yet taken the leap? Then consider attending Airline Business‘ new conference ‘Social media for the aviation industry’ on 1 October in Central London. I’m honored to have the opportunity to chair the event, which will provide valuable real-world insight into social media and explore how airlines can […]

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VIDEO: Inmarsat teams with Boeing in Ka-band connectivity venture

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Thomson: Biggest benefit of 787 is ‘unrivaled customer comfort’

We’ve seen Thomson Airways’ vision for the interior of its Boeing 787s. Now hear Thomson managing director Chris Browne describe why she is so excited about the twinjet. Hint – it’s all about the passenger experience.Click PLAY to the right of the screen.

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Cathay’s A350 deal is big for Panasonic (plus Air France dish)

Cathay Pacific Airways has inked a letter of intent to purchase 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and plans to exercise purchase rights for six Boeing 777-300ERs. In turn, the carrier has become what I believe is the first publicized A350 customer for Panasonic Avionics’ global communications suite (GCS). Hong Kong-based Cathay last month signed a memorandum […]

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