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Alaska to equip fleet with in-flight Internet by end of 2010

Alaska Airlines plans to equip its entire fleet with Row 44′s satellite-based in-flight connectivity system by the end of next year. Wi-Fi service is currently available onboard one Alaska Boeing 737 aircraft. But additional aircraft will be equipped in the coming months. An Alaska spokeswoman tells Runway Girl: “They are planning to roll out commercial […]

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American Airlines gives coach passengers laptop power

If there were any lingering doubts about American Airlines’ commitment to bringing connectivity to the in-flight masses, they were put to rest yesterday when the carrier announced it is offering AC power outlets in every row of the first- and economy-class cabins of its new 160-seat Boeing 737-800s. It’s a very sensible move since American is […]

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Panasonic details live television plans for the in-flight crowd

Panasonic Avionics dropped a number of gems into my lap yesterday. As reported here, the company intends to trial its in-flight connectivity service eXConnect on a 737 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) in advance of commercial launch. One avid reader rightly points out that Connexion by Boeing (CBB) was also trialled on a BBJ testbed. Indeed, […]

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Panasonic offers global TV

Panasonic Avionics has launched its Panasonic Airline Television Network, a much broader offering than its current live programming service, which can be found on Delta Air Lines’ domestic aircraft. The proprietary broadcast TV distribution network, which I first reported about last year, includes a selection of broadcast television channels specifically licensed by Panasonic for worldwide distribution […]

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IFE&C – and interiors – news and rumour roundup (March 26)

As we wait in breathless anticipation for the news to flow from the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg (that’s Interiors without an apostrophe for the sharp-eyed editors amongst you) there is a mountain of in-flight entertainment and connectivity – and interiors – news piling up in advance of the event. And when that occurs, there […]

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Oi there, who will tap Arinc for new Onboard Internet?

My colleague Graham Dunn has secured an update from Arinc about its new on-board Internet service, branded Oi, which will utilize Inmarsat’s new higher bandwidth SwiftBroadband aeronautical service, and allow passengers to acces a mixture of cached and live web content via their laptops. Here are the key points from Graham’s story: 1) Arinc expects […]

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Podcast: Voyant talks big bandwidth

We talked about Voyant here the other day. Now IAG’s Addison Schonland has recorded a podcast with the firm’s chief marketing officer Steffen Koehler. “Steffen, I came across your company’s name on a posting from Mary Kirby’s blog yesterday and I’m absolutely fascinated about your business,” says Addison. Well thanks, Addison! This is definitely worth […]

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Good gracious, is it me or is the world of IFE&C continuing to hot up out there? I’m not talking about the OnAir eye candy below, cheeky monkey! Here are a few updates smouldering on the burner. Royal Jordanian Airlines has launched OnAir’s on-board mobile phone service on an Airbus A319, enabling passengers to make […]

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IFE&C news and rumour roundup (Dec 19)

Well folks, you might think I’ve headed south for the winter or propped up my feet with a glass of sherry in hand, but in reality RWG is actually working this Friday before Christmas. That’s right. I’m forgoing a third holiday luncheon cocktail to write the IFE&C weekly news roundup. Just like last week’s roundup, […]

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LiveTV looks to offer an Oasis to broadband-thirsty airlines

I spent most of yesterday touring LiveTV’s hangar at Orlando International Airport and its headquarters in nearby Melbourne, Florida. In Melbourne, I got a chance to experience LiveTV’s latest-generation live television system, LTV3, which we’ll chat about later in more detail here (suffice it to say, the system is pretty damn awesome). But I also […]

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