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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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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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TechNews tackles Wi-Fi interference with Honeywell displays

I’m not convinced TechNews advances this story in any substantial way, but it’s interesting to see how people are growing so accustomed to having in-flight Wi-Fi they expect stakeholders to do what it takes to ensure they get to keep it. “It [Wi-Fi] better interfere good because I like my Wi-Fi in the air,” says […]

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You might be a saucy IFEC avgeek if you find this funny…

A little levity to start the week (for the record, I never turn off my rack power).

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Want to be linefit? Bring cash and a big customer!

Why is Zodiac’s SiT seat-centric in-flight entertainment (IFE) system offered linefit on Airbus A330/A340 aircraft, while the likes of Lumexis’ fiber optic-based IFE system and IMS’s own seat-centric solution (pictured above) is not? Well folks, like so many things in this world, cash plays a big part.Airframers can’t afford (and are unwilling) to do the […]

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