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Three more reasons why the Paris Air Show rocked

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#PAS11 VIDEO: Inside the Korean Air Airbus A380 at Paris

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VIDEO: First look inside Thai’s Airbus A380?

Last month Thai Airways International confirmed the configuration of its Airbus A380 aircraft, saying it will offer a three-class configuration and a total of 507 seats (12 first class seats, 60 business class seats and 435 economy class seats – Recaro, not Koito, ahem). Now an unofficial graphics video has emerged showcasing the interior of […]

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Rockwell Collins IS BACK in the NEW in-seat IFE game!

Rockwell Collins will tell you that it never really left the world of in-seat audio/video on demand (AVOD). And, quite technically, Rockwell Collins is right. The company’s eTES and dTES in-flight entertainment systems are in operation on myriad aircraft in the world fleet, and the firm has continued to support these solutions for its customers. […]

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VIDEO: They won a flight on Lufthansa’s launch of A380 JFK service

Give credit where credit is due. Lufthansa is being all kinds of fun funky monkey with its social media experiments, taking the opportunity on its inaugural A380 flight from Frankfurt to New York to drive interest outside of traditional media (yeah, real people excited about a real nice product…hmmm clever in its simplicity). “Tweet about […]

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Lufthansa talks Internet for A380 and IFE in the cloud

Lufthansa’s Airbus A380 (like all A380s, frankly) is a stunning sight to behold. But while the carrier is offering its usual high-end Panasonic in-flight entertainment (IFE) in all three classes (naturally), it has not yet retrofitted the birds with its FlyNet in-flight high-speed Internet system. The FlyNet system, driven by Panasonic’s eXConnect, is not linefit […]

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PHOTO: Under the Lufthansa blister lies a beautiful beast

The Mitsubishi MELCO Ku-band antenna fitted to 69 Lufthansa aircraft is considered a majestic masterpiece of engineering. But the antenna has a few quirks (one of the reasons why Lufthansa missed its late summer deadline for launching FlyNet in-flight high-speed Internet, and later a planned mid-November launch).Lufthansa showed off the MELCO antenna on 30 November […]

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Cathay’s A350 deal is big for Panasonic (plus Air France dish)

Cathay Pacific Airways has inked a letter of intent to purchase 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and plans to exercise purchase rights for six Boeing 777-300ERs. In turn, the carrier has become what I believe is the first publicized A350 customer for Panasonic Avionics’ global communications suite (GCS). Hong Kong-based Cathay last month signed a memorandum […]

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Thai picks Recaro to replace Koito for A380 seats #FARN10

I’m getting ready to head out the door to catch a flight this evening to London for the Farnborough air show ( #FARN10 on Twitter). Before I do, I just wanted to give you a heads up about an interesting new development in the continuing saga that is the Koito Industries debacle.Thai Airways International’s board […]

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Plenty of meat, but no sausage (IFEC/interiors update)

It has been a busy few weeks for this RWG with back-to-back-to-back trips on both sides of the pond. Along the way, I’ve picked up various bits of IFEC/aircraft interiors news that I’d like to share with you. (This meal is probably best served with German beer, but please no more sausage for the love […]

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