Archive | November, 2010


Comac opens up C919 to IFE innovation

Comac is cutting deals left and right to bring new in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems to its C919 aircraft. For instance, Thales has just signed a letter of intent with Comac and a memorandum of understanding with China Electronics Technology Avionics to create a joint venture company that will integrate the Thales IFE system in the […]

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PICTURE: Not your momma’s IFE

Panasonic Avionics’ new line of ultra-sleek, ultra-slim monitors will change the way you look at in-flight entertainment. Quite literally. Pictured above, Panasonic’s Elite Series is a family of modern high-performance monitors with processors that enable features such as high definition 1080p media playback and 3D multiplayer gaming.  With ultra-wide viewing angles and capacitive touch screen, […]

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VIDEO: Thrane & Thrane unveils new VOIP handset for bizjets

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PHOTOS: FlyDubai 737 gets gussied up with Lumexis IFE

By now, most of you are aware that Lumexis has completed installation of its lightweight fiber optics-based in-flight entertainment system (IFE) – integrated with Recaro seats – on the first of many FlyDubai Boeing 737s. But the story of how the retrofit was accomplished is fascinating, and worth highlighting. Because the Lumexis system is not […]

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UPDATED: United wants “Fusion” integrated IFE/seats for Boeing 787s

Updated to include Boeing comment.Yesterday we ruminated about whether or not Boeing 787 customers should demand a retrofit of last generation in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems post-delivery as compensation for the programme’s lengthy delays. Today, let’s talk about whether or not 787 customers should demand new IFE systems pre-delivery. Boeing appears to be under pressure to […]

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Should Boeing 787 customers demand new IFE via retrofit?

Although many of them have been reticent to talk about it, Boeing 787 suppliers have watched a lot of their kit sit on shelves for the last few years. And in-flight entertainment (IFE) hardware manufacturers are no exception. Astronics, which sells in-seat power systems to the IFE suppliers, has revealed it isn’t shipping any product […]

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