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The good, the bad and the ugly

The good news:After shuttering its Connexion unit at the end of 2006, Boeing has confirmed it will offer Panasonic’s Ku-band-supported Global Communications Suite (GCS) on its 777s; Turkish Airlines will be the first to take delivery on 23 September.The bad news:Boeing has not announced a plan for connecting its long-delayed 787 twinjet (it may be […]

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UPDATE 1: System certification questions abound as leaky line story breaks

A source tells RWG that Gore has been selected as the new provider of leaky feeder cables to AeroMobile, after cables from a former supplier failed flam tests. I’ve asked Gore for comment. Gore’s web site says: “GORE Cable Based Antennas for Aircraft and Mining are multiple standard radiating coax cables that set the standard […]

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Thales wows with futuristic in-flight entertainment

I saw a lot of amazing technology on the floor of the APEX show this week, and I’ll roll out news, blogs and video of it all in the coming days and weeks here on RWG and on the Flightglobal IFEC/interiors channel. But my late day interview with Thales, captured on my iPhone, really wowed […]

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VIDEO: Rockwell Collins unveils new seat-centric IFEC system

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WORLD FIRST: SkyCast launches tray table IFE

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Row 44 news breaking tonight…

Update: Row 44 released the following statement this morning. Love, love, love the BBC ___________________________________________________________________________Original blogIn-flight connectivity service provider Row 44 is poised to announce a series of new relationships in the live IPTV space. CNBC, MSNBC, Versus (to be known as NBC Sports Network from early next year), Bloomberg, Fox News and Fox Business […]

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Turkish 777 pacing to be linefit with in-flight Internet

Boeing has delayed issuing a service bulletin (SB) to addressthe susceptibility of Honeywell Phase 3 displays to EMI,but that is not stopping the USairframer from prepping to deliver 777s equipped with in-flight connectivitysystems. Sources tell RWG that Boeing executives have internallyaccepted placarding of 777 cockpits as an interim solution until the Honeywellproblem is resolved. The […]

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VIDEO: GPS-triggered in-flight entertainment

A company called GeoRadio is launching this GPS-triggered in-flight entertainment solution at the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference and exhibition next week in Seattle. Cooooool.

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VIDEO: Panasonic talks wireless IFE and the Boeing 787

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What the Boeing 787′s IFE should look like, but doesn’t…

All Nippon Airways recently unveiled the interiors of the Boeing 787s that will operate on its regional and domestic routes. On seeing pictures of the 787′s in-flight entertainment and seats, I was struck by how ancient everything looked. It all looks so very 2007, ahem.Take a look at the following pics. The first shows Panasonic’s […]

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