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PHOTO: United Boeing 757-200 N593UA with hump (finally)

United Airlines’ Boeing 757-200 testbed (N593UA), which is fitted with leather seats, 110V power and Row 44′s satellite-based in-flight connectivity system, serves as a sort of symbol of what the carrier could do to improve the passenger experience (and allows United to test Row 44 against Aircell’s Gogo, which is installed on a dozen of […]

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VIDEO: One-on-one with AeroMobile CEO Pal Bjordal

AeroMobile is poised to have a watershed year, as airlines across the globe fit their fleets with the company’s in-flight mobile connectivity solution. I sat down with AeroMobile CEO Pal Bjordal at the company’s headquarters outside of London. Bjordal tell us what 2011 holds for AeroMobile, and what passengers can expect to do with their […]

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JetBlue days away from firming deal for Ka-band connectivity

By now you’ve no doubt heard that LiveTV is likely to be breaking out the bubbly after snagging a pretty significant deal with Continental to fit some 200 Boeing aircraft with Ka-band satellite-based connectivity (birds that happen to have LiveTV’s Ku-band supported in-flight live television service, the 95-channel LTV3). The deal falls on the heels […]

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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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UPDATE 1: Boeing confirms Wi-Fi interference with Honeywell avionics

Tonight is already sizing up to be a very late night so I’m going to simply copy and paste my Flightglobal story to this blog until tomorrow morning. Clearly BIG lessons are being learned about interference through the massive Gogo retrofits being accomplished. Bloody good to know, I’d say. Honeywell Phase 3 Display Units (DUs) […]

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Once upon a time Aircell supported in-flight cell phones…

While doing research on another story last night, I found this presentation from 2002. Anyone who has been following the in-flight connectivity industry for the last decade knows that Aircell was named AirCell for a reason. Check it.

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Aircell established WAR ROOM to handle Google Wi-Fi promo

Here’s what we know. Give passengers free Wi-Fi and they eat it up (quite literally). Make them pay big bucks and they are less inclined. Damn, that’s some deep thinking RWG. Bear with me. I’ve got more. The Google Chrome-sponsored free Gogo in-flight Internet promo offered on AirTran, Delta and Virgin America flights over Thanksgiving […]

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Is Southwest’s Wi-Fi still up for grabs?

I’m neck-deep in feature work right now, but I feel compelled to take a few moments out of my day to tell you to run, not walk, over to Tim Farrar’s latest blog, in which he speculates about Aircell’s plans – on the heels of securing another round of financing – and whether or not […]

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In-flight connectivity takes hold (and SAS opts for eXConnect)

On the chance you don’t catch it on Flightglobal’s IFEC channel, here is a link to an Airline Business chart that details year-end figures for in-flight connectivity equipage worldwide. Many thanks to all the firms that participated – AeroMobile, Aircell, OnAir, Panasonic Avionics and Row 44. I have no doubt that 2011 will be a […]

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FaceBook campaign wants United to offer Wi-Fi fleet-wide!

“United is the only major airline without WiFi. United for WiFi is a grassroots effort aimed at bringing inflight internet to United Airlines. We run the gamut from business professionals to casual flyers and we need our internet 10,000 feet up!” So says the new FaceBook campaign aimed at convincing United to go fleet-wide with […]

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