I can see it now. The tweets. The FaceBook updates. The miles high boasts. “I’m tweeting from space!!” Why? Because Virgin Galactic is looking to offer in-flight connectivity to passengers on its suborbital space tourism flights (they obviously won’t need any seat-back entertainment for that ride).RWG has learned that Sir Richard Branson is studying his […]
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A little levity to start the week (for the record, I never turn off my rack power).
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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….
“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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