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One satcom antenna and two hot IFE&C presentations

I really must have too many balls in the air (easy) or perhaps I’m going slightly bonkers (I prefer the term “eccentric”), because I just took a good hard look at my desktop and found the two hottest IFE&C presentations of late just sitting there, begging to be posted to Runway Girl. Now then, if […]

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Kneading dough for a better return

There are ways to capture additional revenue dollars from in-flight connectivity above and beyond basic fee-for-service deals. And you can be sure airlines are keen to hear all plausible concepts. During the recent World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) single focus connectivity workshop, AeroMobile senior commercial manager Adla Hendry described how the Arinc/Telenor joint venture is […]

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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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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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Airbus responds to allegations it is shutting OnAir’s competitors out

Panasonic and AeroMobile’s revelation this week that they face difficulty in securing offerability status from Airbus for the Arinc/Telenor joint venture’s in-flight mobile connectivity service (branded by Panasonic as eXPhone) – and allegations by several sources that the European airframer is outright shutting OnAir’s competitors out of contention – has prompted a response from Airbus. Here […]

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Panasonic on record about that offerability issue…

Not long after I wrote today’s blog about AeroMobile being as yet unable to receive line-fit offerable status on Airbus aircraft (while the airframer allegedly is flogging only OnAir), I spoke with Panasonic Avionics vice-president, global communications services David Bruner, who revealed the following (which I’ve pulled into an article for the new Flight Global […]

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Why has Airbus not made AeroMobile line-fit offerable on its aircraft?

The other day, in-flight mobile communications provider AeroMobile announced it has completed certification of its system on the Boeing 777-300ER, bringing to six the number of aircraft types now certified. The others are the Airbus A330, A340-300 and A340-500 plus the Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 variant aircraft. What AeroMobile’s statement didn’t mention, however, is that […]

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ViaSat channels Monty Python: We’re not dead yet

Despite news that Lufthansa is going in a different direction for its Ku-band connectivity service, ViaSat has kept its sense of humour. The company has not commented directly on the reports. Noting, however, that ViaSat supplies essential equipment to the Rockwell eXchange and Arinc SKYLink connectivity service – that may look again at the commercial […]

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Business jet connectivity options explode

Connectivity solutions that enable passengers to send and receive text messages and email, browse the Internet and make cell phone calls during flight are being adopted on a broad scale by airlines across the globe. But while commercial take-up of in-flight connectivity has dominated the headlines, business aviation also represents a viable growth sector for […]

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T-Mobile formally throws hat into in-flight connectivity ring

I received a lovely surprise this morning. Communications specialist T-Mobile and VT Miltope, ViaSat and TriaGnoSys have formally teamed to offer a Ku-band satellite broadband and GSM telephony service for air transport. We’ve known about this plan for some time, but now we have some details so let’s celebrate. With German-headquartered mobile phone operator T-Mobile […]

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