Archive | US Air Transport RSS feed for this section

You should feature this video on your IFE

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }

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….

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

VIDEO: Flexible aircraft seat system lets airlines change pitch

Continue Reading Comments { 9 }

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.

Continue Reading Comments { 2 }
iFlight 3.JPG

Three more reasons why the Paris Air Show rocked

Click the pics to launch our super-slick interactive magazines.

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }

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….

Continue Reading Comments { 5 }
Thumbnail image for ife seats - Virgin America.JPG

Exclusive: Virgin America to offer more live news, sports

Virgin America is poised to make its super cool in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, Red, even cooler. The carrier has revealed to RWG that it will offer more live sports and news with the addition of three new network choices. It hopes to have the upgrade completed by the end of the month.“We’re going to be […]

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }
Seat estimates.JPG

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
US Airways blah blah 2.JPG

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 18 }

UPDATE 1: Harassing a Delta Gogo Wi-Fi customer in flight

Updated to inform you that Aircell is no longer pursing a video download strategy, and instead is jumping into the wireless IFE space. The solution that will be trialled on American’s 767s requires a content loader and the software and WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU MAM!  I recently sat beside a true road warrior in business […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }