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UPDATE 1: System certification questions abound as leaky line story breaks

A source tells RWG that Gore has been selected as the new provider of leaky feeder cables to AeroMobile, after cables from a former supplier failed flam tests. I’ve asked Gore for comment. Gore’s web site says: “GORE Cable Based Antennas for Aircraft and Mining are multiple standard radiating coax cables that set the standard […]

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How “The Simpsons” helped to shape ANZ’s 777-300ER product

Having tabled a feature for Airline Business about the ever-evolving passenger experience, I’m remindedagain of the staggering amount of work that went into developing one of the most passenger-centric long-haul products on the market – Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 777-300ER offering. But didyou know that the popular cartoon The Simpsons played a role in […]

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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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HELP! What’s your favorite airline viral video of 2010?

Some videos get far more hits than others, but what’s YOUR favorite?

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VIDEO: Air New Zealand showcases kid-friendly IFE, amenities

As the mother of a little one I’m always grateful when an airline goes the extra mile to make life a little easier for parents and the ride a little more enjoyable for children. Take Air New Zealand, for example. The carrier recently introduced new products and services, including the much-discussed Skycouch, on its new […]

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Air New Zealand to launch Skycouch on 22 December

Air New Zealand says its much anticipated Skycouch economy and Spaceseat premium economy seats are taking flight this month with the first flight of its new Boeing 777-300 aircraft, “The new aircraft was designed with passengers’ flight personalities in mind, resulting in an in-flight experience tailored to meet the needs of each passenger,” says Air […]

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VIDEOS: Air New Zealand gets (sort of) filthy in-flight

Air New Zealand has unleashed “Rico” – the Love Popsicle – on the world. He suggests that we touch her (the in-flight entertainment) lightly, ahem. Is this pushing the limits? Well, it’s Air New Zealand after all, the same carrier that brought us those racy, award-winning safety videos.  

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Is Row 44 a flirt or is she serious?

If Row 44 was a woman, she’d be a lass after my own heart – a little bit flirty but willing to team up with the right partner. We know about the OnAir/Row 44 chat and former OnAir chief Benoit Debain’s open admission that the Airbus/SITA joint venture would be game for such a tie-up. But […]

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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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VIDEO: Monitor what your kids are watching in-flight

Air New Zealand has released a swell new video about its new Panasonic IFE system. Check out the “screen share” feature (and monitor what your kids are watching in-flight!).

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