Archive | June, 2011

VIDEO: WSJ takes a peak inside Bombardier’s CSeries mock-up

FYI…The in-flight entertainment (IFE) shown in this WSJ report is Thales’ AVANT system. Panasonic also had its next generation IFE system on display in the CSeries mock-up at #PAS11. The dimmable windows, meanwhile, are Vision Systems’ Noctis. I’ll have more on Bombardier’s IFE and connectivity plans for the CSeries later.

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Showcase your cabin on video without taking aircraft out of service

Mediastation, a UK firm that specializes in computer generated imagery and 3D production, has just launched a product for aviation that lets airlines produce entirely CGI videos of cabins, aircraft etc. Why is such a service so important? Well airlines hate taking aircraft out of revenue service for film shoots for obvious reasons. However, they […]

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Exclusive: JetBlue unit working with DirecTV on wireless IFE

Saints above I’m buried in a sea of pre- and post-Paris work right now (yes, I’m even behind on pre-Paris!) but I need to stop for a few minutes to tell you the news – JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV is working with DirecTV to stream live television to passengers’ own devices where DirecTV is available. Key […]

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Three more reasons why the Paris Air Show rocked

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PHOTO: Aircell starts testing its new streaming video service

Wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) is coming to an aircraft near you. Aircell is testing the video service that will be trialled on American Airlines this summer. Check out the company’s latest pic, taken “in a room full of people” testing the new service, and join in the conversation on FaceBook.

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#PAS11 VIDEO: All Nippon Airways gets frank about Koito debacle

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#PAS11 VIDEO: Jon and Mary wrap up the Paris Air Show

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#PAS11 VIDEO: AirAsia X CEO details plan to offer wireless IFE

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Delta adopts The Code to help stop sexual exploitation of children

Thea Briggs, a college student at Columbia University and an avid traveler, works for an NGO called ECPAT-USA – a network of organizations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children around the world. She recently reached out to me to tell me about ECPAT and Delta Air Lines’ participation in […]

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#PAS11 VIDEO: Jon and Mary reteam for Paris Air Show

“Holy crap” – I suppose there are better ways to describe the SuperJet’s steep climb. And hey IFEC-ers, I didn’t forget you.

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