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VIDEO: Live TV coming to long-haul flights for FIFA World Cup

Panasonic Avionics shows off its new in-flight television service and reveals details about how it is building a critical mass of airline customers.

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US Airways promises not to bring you movies anytime soon

US Airways, my hometown airline, is such a cranky pants when it comes to in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC). Not only does the carrier not intend to bring in-seat entertainment to its domestic fleet anytime soon, but it’s not convinced it should offer Gogo in-flight Internet beyond its Airbus A321 fleet (even though we’re all […]

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Airbus releases OIT on Koito seat debacle (here’s the text!)

The news for Koito Industries keeps getting worse. Yesterday, EASA told me it isn’t ruling out an airworthiness directive, after the Japanese firm falsified safety data on 150,000 seats in the world fleet. In advance of that, however, Airbus has just released an operators information telex (OIT) on the situation. OPERATORS INFORMATION TELEX – OPERATORS […]

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A very quick Q&A with US Airways on its Gogo plan

Just got some answers from US Airways to a few quick questions about its Gogo equipage plan. Here ya go… Q After the A321s, what fleet type will be equipped?A We’re evaluating potential further fleet types but no plans right now. We’ll work with Aircell and, of course, customer feedback in laying out a future […]

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iPod connectivity in economy – you want it? You got it!

The 4Q and full-year earnings bloodbath that US airlines are announcing right now has me a little preoccupied. But I must take a moment to recognize Singapore Airlines (SIA) for offering Apple iPod and iPhone connectivity over Panasonic IFE to all passengers on its first newly delivered Airbus A330-300. SIA claims to be the first in the […]

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James Park on good design

In recent years Japan Airlines (JAL) has scooped up awards for its cabin interiors. Now the carrier has been honoured with a Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: museum of architecture and design for its scoopalicious chopsticks for first class dining. Made of cedar wood, the smooth surfaced chopsticks have been slightly narrowed towards […]

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James Park’s stacked sleeper bed revealed!

As someone who has great trouble sleeping, I am a fan of anything that can facilitate this basic of human needs. Warm milk, hot baths, sleepy time tea, prescription meds, I try them all in search of what is sometimes an ellusive goal. But even the heaviest dose of narcotics won’t put me to sleep […]

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Now for the sexy stuff: Panasonic reveals iPod integration details

Singapore Airlines today became the third carrier to publicly discuss its decision to allow passengers to play music and video content from their own Apple iPod players over installed Panasonic in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.   You’ll recall that late last year United Airlines started touting iPod integration when it revealed details about a $165 million, […]

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