Archive | May, 2011

UPDATE 1: Boeing says Service Bulletin to address Wi-Fi interference with Honeywell avionics is ‘imminent’

Updated to report that Alaska Airlines has retracted its statement that it “experienced” the Wi-Fi interference issue with Honeywell Phase 3 display units (DUs), and now says: “We are aware that there has been an issue and we are notusing Gogo in the cockpits. We are only using the iPads as an informationdevice.” Meanwhile, the […]

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Farewell to the Badger

The aviation industry, including the Flightglobal community, is in mourning today after learning of the sudden passing of veteran industry journalist Brendan Gallagher. Affectionately called the ‘Badger’ by friends and colleagues, Brendan was a consummate professional, a true gentleman, and a downright lovely person. He was also an expert in the field of in-flight communications, […]

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Drinking away the in-flight blues…

After reading my ‘US Airways transatlantic torture treatment blog’, an avid industry observer and crazy man – truly my favorite kind – offered to write a guest blog about drinking away the in-flight blues. In many ways, heavy drinking while in flight is a very big part of the passenger experience on long-haul flights (combined […]

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A Panasonic portable patent emerges…

A mere six years after filing for the patent, Panasonic Avionics has received the all-clear to provide the following portable entertainment device for use in what appears to be any passenger vehicle: A portable media device for use in cooperation with passenger entertainment systems installed in vehicles, such as automobiles and aircraft, and methods for […]

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US Airways and transatlantic torture treatment

It’s official. All these back-to-back trips are kicking Runway Girl’s butt just a little bit. The upside to being a road warrior is that I’m getting to experience the downside of the passenger experience on a regular basis (US Airways, you know I’m looking right at you), and can attest with complete certainty to the […]

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IDAIR has big plans for bizjet and commercial space

Last year Panasonic Avionics and Lufthansa Technik announced plans to form a joint venture to provide customized in-flight entertainment and cabin management systems for VIP operators. This year, at the #EBACE11 show in Geneva, the so-called IDAIR joint venture was open for business. IDAIR is initially targeting the business aviation industry but intends to also […]

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RAW VIDEO: New aircraft window shade will rock your in-flight world

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Runway Girl VIDEO: Comlux gets connected at #EBACE11

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VIDEO: Honeywell gives Embraer a standing Ovation at #EBACE11

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VIDEO: Thrane & Thrane co-founder talks about new Aviator 200 connectivity at #EBACE11

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