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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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Emirates receives first Airbus A380 with in-flight Wi-Fi

I’m hearing that Emirates has taken delivery of an Airbus A380 with OnAir’s SwiftBroadband-supported in-flight Wi-Fi solution, and that a second OnAir-fitted aircraft is due to arrive this week (aircraft registrations – A6-EDN and and A6-EDO). So, is it time to power up those devices and turn on in-flight Wi-Fi? And just how much will […]

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SAS to offer in-flight connectivity (again)

SAS is using FaceBook to break the news that it intends to offer in-flight mobile and Internet connectivity on both European and intercontinental routes. There is no word yet on whether this former Connexion by Boeing customer has opted to offer OnAir’s mobile and Wi-Fi solutions (which are supported by Inmarsat SwiftBroadband) or another offering […]

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In-flight mobile connectivity is not crazy

Dear readers, I know what you must be wondering. Has Mary dropped off the planet earth or answered the siren call of a straight jacket and a padded room? Where are the latest blog posts? Let me put your minds at ease. I have been traveling like a maniac lately. The upside to this is […]

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Lufthansa wants to celebrate German soccer with in-flight live TV

Lufthansa is poised to set some serious standards in the world of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC). The carrier, which is now taking a serious look at bringing in-flight Internet to its short-haul aircraft (even 30min flights), has also revealed it is eyeing live television (over IP) and offering high definition video. “Connectivity enables programme […]

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Why Emirates is an in-flight entertainment rock star

Emirates recently won an Airline Business strategy award for technology. Here’s why: Some carriers burst onto the in-flight entertainment scene like giant supernovas. They extol the virtues of a new system or gizmo – and perhaps even briefly outshine other products – only to let the technology languish and ultimately fade out of the limelight. […]

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V Australia poised to switch on AeroMobile connectivity

Fellow Reed Business Information publication, Australian Travel Weekly, is reporting that in-flight connectivity is finally coming Australia  (see below). Hat tip to our Australian correspondent Will Horten, and author of the Wings Down Under blog, for the heads up.V Australia, it’s time to turn on that AeroMobile system, plus connected IFE, yeah? Australians will soon […]

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Virgin’s Branson and Ridgway demo Panasonic connectivity

Virgin Atlantic and Panasonic Avionics last week announced a new partnership that will see the carrier fit its aircraft with new eX2 in-flight entertainment systems and eXPhone in-flight mobile connectivity (the connectivity hardware comes courtesy of Panasonic partner AeroMobile). This is the video that Virgin and Panasonic showed to reporters at the press conference in […]

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VIDEO: Virgin Atlantic reveals in-flight connectivity plan

It has been a Virgin sort of week. So much so that I’m nearly ready to reclaim my own virginity (not   Seriously, though, Virgin Atlantic’s deal with Panasonic Avionics to bring in-flight connectivity to its fleet is interesting on a number of levels.  For starters, Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson and CEO Steve Ridgway […]

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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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