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Mad props to Garuda Indonesia for its new passenger ‘centricity’

If you want to revamp your image, you must consider the passenger experience. Garuda Indonesia, which began a fleet revitalization programme in 2009, shows us how it is embracing customer ‘centricity’. A new Super First Class will be introduced to the carrier’s new three-class Boeing 777-300ERs. Deliveries begin in 2013.

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Row 44 talks LUV installs, hybrid solutions & real-time credit!

The company that used to be SO difficult for me to nail down, Row 44, is now ready to talk…a lot! I recently sat down with Row 44′s chief commercial officer Howard Lefkowitz, who proceeded to drop the following super-juicy newsy nuggets of love: 1) Some 200 Boeing 737s in Southwest Airlines’ fleet are expected […]

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VIDEO: Copa Airlines is “sold” on Boeing 737 with Sky Interior (#MROAM)

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Udvar-Hazy talks to Runway Girl on 737 replacement, A320neo, twin-aisle narrowbody, MRJ-100, Koito debacle

Steven Udvar-Hazy, the most high-profile and influential man in aircraft leasing, gave journalists a lengthy interview immediately following the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) conference today in Scottsdale, Arizona.Because Hazy gave us so much fodder for stories, Flightblogger Jon Ostrower and I have decided to break the lion’s share of the interview on […]

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Is FAA going above and beyond with interference testing?

Unsubstantiated rumors are circulating that the US FAA may be going above and beyond normal electro magnetic interference (EMI) testing protocol when in-flight connectivity service providers seek supplemental type certification (STC) for their systems on aircraft, and that that is the reason why Honeywell Phase 3 Display Units blanked out during STC testing of Aircell’s […]

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Boeing conducts broad avionics review after Wi-Fi interference

Boeing’s investigation into why in-flight connectivity interfered with Honeywell’s Phase 3 Display Units (DU) during electro magnetic interference (EPI) testing is not merely limited to those particular Honeywell parts. The US airframer, which has offered the Phase 3 DUs on aircraft since July 2009, is currently mired in the laborious process of determining whether any […]

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Boeing rakes in the orders for 737 Sky Interior

Say what you will about the delayed Boeing 787 programme the airliner’s interior is inspiring. So much so, in fact, that Boeing used the same passenger satisfaction approach to develop its new NextGen 737 Boeing Sky Interior. As previously reported, FlyDubai was among the five launch customers that took delivery of 737s with the Boeing […]

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Industry expert Jon Norris tables IFEC forecast for 2011

What does 2011 hold for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)? That’s not the easiest question to answer. After all, technology is moving SO fast, and a host of new players are entering the field. I decided to put the query to industry expert Jonathan Norris, who holds the title of vice-president cabin design office at […]

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PHOTOS: Will I need a butt cushion for Lufthansa’s new seat?

I don’t have a lot of cushion on my derriere these days (although I’m going to work hard to change that over the holidays…more stuffing please!). So, when I saw the new slim seat being fitted to Lufthansa’s short- and medium-haul fleet, I must admit I cringed just a little bit and wondered whether I […]

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VIDEO: FlyDubai’s new IFE system explained

FlyDubai is singing the praises of its new Lumexis fiber optics-based in-flight entertainment (IFE) system. But what makes the system, now flying on board a FlyDubai Boeing 737 with Sky Interior, so darn unique? During the APEX convention, Lumexis CEO Doug Cline gave us the skinny on the so-called fiber-to-the-screen IFE platform, using a clear […]

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