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Finnair reveals in-flight connectivity plan for long haul

The other day I blogged about a report in AirAsia’s in-flight mag that Finnair is offering OnAir in-flight mobile connectivity to passengers. It turns out that the AirAsia article isn’t entirely accurate (the carrier isn’t offering connectivity yet). BUT, Finnair has revealed to RWG that it is preparing for a “wireless cabin communication environment” and […]

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AirAsia warns chatterboxes as it fits fleet with OnAir

Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia is vowing to offer OnAir’s in-flight mobile connectivity solution across its entire Malaysian Airbus A320 fleet, allowing passengers to use their phones for data and voice. Just don’t be a chatterbox, warns the carrier. In a message about cell phone etiquette, printed in the carrier’s latest in-flight magazine, AirAsia says the […]

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Android forms basis of Thales IFEC

Last week Thales took home the Avion Award for Best Achievement in Technology and for good reason – the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) manufacturer is doing some serious innovating inside the aircraft cabin. For example, the company plans to be the first in the world to bring Android to IFEC. Specifically, Thales will launch […]

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Serious business deserves to be taken seriously

I arrived home on Thursday night, after spending five days covering the co-located Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas (AIX) exhibitions in Long Beach, California. My cat – justifiably angry that I was away for so long – peed all over my laundry, but thankfully she spared the furniture (forgoing her […]

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IFEC industry embraces Android

Innovation Analysis Group’s (IAG) Addison Schonland asked Jon Ostrower and me to break down the most important news from the #APEX in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) show in Long Beach. One word – Android. Here is our wrap of the show. Be sure to check out IAG’s YouTube channel, which features interviews with Panasonic and […]

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Panasonic eyes Android for IFEC

Panasonic Avionics is readying to shake up the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) industry by developing next generation platforms around Android, Google’s mobile operating system. The move, revealed to RWG at the APEX show in Long Beach, comes on the heels of Panasonic’s announcement that it will open a dedicated App Store, and challenge designers […]

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