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Look who is launching the Cirrus seat – US Airways!!!

US Airways, a carrier that is not known for innovation in the interiors space, is about to make a very bold move by launching Sicma Aero Seat’s ultra-cool Cirrus lie-flat bed on its new Airbus A330-200s. The seat, which was designed by James Park Associates and unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors show in Hamburg, is on […]

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One-on-one with IFE&C expert Michael Planey (delicious)

Something to chew on, folks. Thanks, Michael Planey! Question – Do you think any one US carrier is more likely than the others to take the initiative and axe the Wi-Fi charge in a few years and wrap the cost back into its service?  Answer – I don’t currently know of any carrier seriously contemplating […]

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No Lumexis system failures, so why won’t US Airways commit?

Even though US Airways has been testing Lumexis’ fibre-to-the-screen IFE system on a single Airbus A320 flying between Orange County, Phoenix and Atlanta – and, by all accounts, the trial has been a success – the carrier has made known that it does not intend to equip its domestic fleet with IFE any day soon. […]

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Cranky reviews Lumexis on US Airways! Sweet!

Cranky Flier, one of my favorite bloggers, has checked out the Lumexis fibre-to-the-screen IFE system on a US Airways A320. So how is the system doing in trial? It’s running quickly! Nice parental controls! You can exit the video and go back to it and it will remember where you were! If you’re listening to music, you can […]

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A word about off-axis power density…

The other day I wrote a blog about Qest’s new Ku-band antenna system, the KuStream 1000, which is being developed in tandem with Tecom (BTW, the pairing’s new web site is now live). In that blog, I said ViaSat – which has expressed concerns about Row 44′s antenna-pointing accuracy – will need to show the […]

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227 entertainment options on US Airways A320!

I just stepped off a US Airways Boeing 757 that has seen better days. Grotty is the best and only way to describe the interior of the aircraft that flew me from Philadelphia to St Thomas. And I was in first class! (Note to potentially confused colleagues who wonder where the bank came from – […]

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IFE&C news and rumour roundup (Jan 23)

I find myself swimming in a sea of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFE&C) and interiors news this morning. And when that happens, there is only one solution – a news and rumour roundup! Let’s herd um in boys. Yeehaw! I’ll stop that now. HARD NEWS Cingular Wireless has submitted a patent application that is crying […]

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IFE&C news and rumour roundup (Dec 26)

Our IFE&C weekly news roundup is a little light on this the day after Christmas, but it’s not completely snow-flaky. HARD NEWS US Airways says that while it intends to trial in-flight Internet “at some point” it is not likely to do so anytime soon (hmmm, if this is the case can we assume that US […]

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Brazil’s Azul says EMS to supply antenna for live television

UPDATED to include comment from LiveTV EMS is supplying the antenna to support Brazilian start-up Azul’s plan for offering live television on its Embraer 190/195s. Azul, which launched operations yesterday, has an agreement in place with JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV to bring live television to every seat. But in a statement yesterday the airline said the system will not […]

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IFE&C news and rumour roundup (Dec 12)

UPDATED to include EMS Technologies’ acquisition of Formation, and a Delta disclosure It has been a busy week in the world of IFE&C so let’s do a little roundup of all the stuff I didn’t get a chance to write about, shall we? HARD NEWS: EMS Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Formation, […]

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