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UPDATE 1: Airbus is in-flight connectivity force to be reckoned with

(Updated to include comment from TAM) TAM made big news this week with the announcement that it will offer OnAir in-flight connectivity on 27 Airbus A350-900 XWBs, 10 A330s, and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs in addition to its A320 family of jets. The Brazilian carrier deserves kudos for recognizing the importance of offering in-flight connectivity to […]

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Q&A with Airbus on its connectivity strategy

I’ve just posted a rather lengthy piece about the debate over Airbus’ connectivity strategy on Flight Global’s new IFE&C channel, so do check it out if you get the chance. Since I was writing within the boundaries of magazine space constraints, however, I didn’t get a chance to report Airbus’ full comments. Pasted below is […]

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Airbus gets frank at WAEA

Airbus is making no apologies for its insistence that in-flight connectivity service providers be integrated with its ALNA (Airline Network Architecture) V2. And Jonathan Norris, VP cabin design for the European manufacturer, made that point crystal clear at the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) single focus connectivity workshop last week in Everett, Washington. In what could […]

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V2 Brute? Or is it not so brutal?

Standardization. Standardization. Standardization. We’ve been hearing more and more about standardization in the passenger communications sector. Call it the new mantra (Or semi-new. Okay, maybe it’s not new at all, but it might be poised to gain traction). Airbus told me last week is has been “listening to its customers’ long-standing concerns and is proactively […]

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