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Thales launches Android app for APEX; gets ready to party

Thales has launched a new Android app so that attendees of theforthcoming Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference and exhibition in Seattle can keep track ofThales news and events at the show as well as access a map of the show floor, get directions andmore. The app is a clever way of reminding people that […]

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Shhhhh. Gogo is testing a Ku-band antenna

Gogo, formerly known as Aircell, is quietly testing a Ku-band antenna at its Itasca, Illinois headquarters. I saw the AeroSat-manufactured antenna, hooked up to all sorts of test equipment, when I took a little tour of said headquarters yesterday following a press event during which Gogo unveiled its new multi-media platform and wireless IFE solution.Obviously, […]

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VIDEO: Gogo unveils wireless IFE, multi-media platform

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You should feature this video on your IFE

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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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What the Dell?

“The AURA IFE system is absolutely state of the art – if the year is 2004.” So said a commenter to my April 22 blog about Intelligent Avionics, which at that time was allegedly working closely with Dell and Microsoft to bring the reality of a PC-in-the-seat to travelers under the name AURA. Perhaps Intelligent […]

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VIDEO: Flexible aircraft seat system lets airlines change pitch

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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.

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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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