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Brits who have never used in-flight connectivity don’t want it?

Since we’re all running in similar circles these days, you’ve no doubt seen the report from Travelzoo’s meta-search engine Fly.com which suggests that fewer than 5% of passengers want in-flight mobile and Internet access based on a survey of frequent travellers. Furthermore, the September survey “revealed that more than 30% of people would actively avoid […]

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VIDEO: How Flightglobal covers big shows all over the world

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ARINC goes Direct-ly to pilots with new iPad app

While companies seeking to turn the Apple iPad into portable in-flight entertainment devices have encountered some teething problems, there is no stopping the tablet from becoming a major fixture in the cockpit. Keen to support its customers’ preferences, ARINC Direct has released a new iPad app that provides access to flight plans, weather, NOTAMS and […]

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NBAA11: Free in-flight connectivity for regional aircraft?

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NBAA11: Honeywell’s Ovation Selection is CMS on steroids

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NBAA11: What’s a MATA you? Don’t you have Satcom Direct’s new app?

LAS VEGAS: It’s clear I need to start using a dateline for my blogs, as I hardly know where I’m at in the world these days or even what time it is. My body clock is discombobulated! That didn’t stop me from thoroughly enjoying my flight to Vegas yesterday aboard Honeywell’s Dassault Falcon 900EX, which […]

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The DL on the 791, yo!

I love in-flight InternetAccessing in-flight Internet requires an antennaErgo, I love antennasI was never very good at logic. In fact I received a “D” in the subject in college. I had better things to do at 8am, like sleep off a hangover or watch my boyfriend sleep off a hangover or drink coffee at Eat […]

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Panasonic comes out fighting with wireless & seat-centric IFE

Competition is essential to any industry, and it’s truly wonderful to see so many new players in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) space. Garnering some of the big news headlines these days are airline deals for wireless in-flight entertainment and seat-centric in-flight entertainment systems. Both solutions – offered together or in standalone form – […]

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Stirring things up…

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Rome, where I was honored to have the opportunity to speak about one of my favorite topics – in-flight connectivity – at the ERA General Assembly (you can find my full presentation via this link).As you can imagine, intra-European regional operators are not exactly chomping at the […]

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ERA carriers will need to consider basic connectivity: Ambrose

ERA director general Mike Ambrose believes that airlines both big and small will need to offer some form of connectivity to passengers within the next five years, including the intra-European operators that comprise ERA membership. Speaking to Runway Girl at the ERA General Assembly in Rome, Ambrose said innovation in the cockpit will help drive […]

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