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VIDEO: Angry Birds among Android apps coming to IFE

During the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Thales showcased its new ‘Avant’ Android-based in-flight entertainment system and award-winning touchscreen passenger unit;explained Avant’s seat-centric qualities and talked about its ease of maintenance. Angry Birds is just the tip of the iceberg….

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VIDEO: Flexible aircraft seat system lets airlines change pitch

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Three more reasons why the Paris Air Show rocked

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Wet, wild and turned around at the Paris Air Show #PAS11

Taking in some sights and having a bit of fun en route to Bombardier’s super-swank CSeries mock-up at the Paris Air Show….

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The big seat squeeze: Do B/E, Zodiac and Recaro have room?

Aircraft seat manufacturers B/E Aerospace, Zodiac and Recaro (seats pictured above) have enjoyed plenty of new business ever since reports started surfacing from Japan that seat maker Koito Industries had falsified data on seats. And the ‘big three’ can expect an even greater windfall now the EASA and the US FAA have formally issued airworthiness […]

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VIDEO: RAVE on Lufthansa Boeing 747 by June

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VIDEO: What’s hot inside the aircraft cabin (2011) #AIX11

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Wireless Avionics Intra Communication (WAIC) in the fray

Knowing that their work colleague long ago caught the in-flight connectivity bug, my co-workers have been graciously giving me plenty of notice when they see something that might be of interest to me and RWG readers.Flightglobal’s own journalist/editor extraordinaire David Kaminski-Morrow (DKM) is no exception. He has just forwarded me a fascinating presentation from Joseph […]

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Verizon iPhone in-flight mobile connectivity #FAIL

“As a long term Verizon customer, I was glad to hear the iPhone was coming. However since I travel worldwide I called Verizon support to find out exactly what the issues would be internationally. The support person confirmed that the iPhone will not support GSM. Ouch! This means that I will have to wait for […]

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Say what? Panasonic, ViaSat address Row 44′s claim

Last week Row 44 announced it has received approval from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate over the Atlantic, and laid claim to the distinction of being “the only provider allowed to operate and charge for in-flight broadband connectivity on transatlantic flights”. If I may borrow a catchphrase from the late Gary Coleman’s […]

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