The annual World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition is hotly anticipating Monday’s announcement that Lufthansa has partnered with Panasonic Avionics to reinstate in-flight broadband on its overseas flights, a partnership that was first reported here (for those with short-term memories, ahem). Sources with knowledge of the situation say Lufthansa will announce the agreement […]
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Panasonic vice-president, global communications services David Bruner got mighty chatty with Space News and here is the full text of that Q&A. Of particular note, however, is Bruner’s revelation that Panasonic has set the pricing model for eXConnect. – 24 hours (that’s one hell of a flight, ahem) will cost $21.95 – hourly rate will […]
Lufthansa finally firmed up its letter of interest for 30 CSeries aircraft today, opting for the newly-designated CS100 in 115-seat configuration. The aircraft is headed to Lufthansa’s Swiss unit. And what better way to celebrate the event than a new CSeries web site with some nice detail? Bombardier has done just that, erecting http://www.nowisthefuture.com for those […]
American Airlines chief Gerard Arpey told me yesterday during an earnings conference call that management has not made a final decision about whether to progress with fleet-wide installations of Aircell’s air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity solution, Gogo. The carrier has offered Gogo on its transcontinental Boeing 767s since last summer. And passengers have raved about the service. Asked […]
Right now, I’m sitting in a very comfortable chair in Lufthansa’s new flagship lounge at JFK airport. I’m treating myself to a mohito and a glass of champagne because I’m a happy girl. Lufthansa VP, the Americas Jens Bischof has just assured me that the carrier “will be the only airline for quite a while […]
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, […]
Updated to include comment from Lufthansa… Dining with the ship’s captain is considered a VIP treat for the ocean cruising sort. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a little chat with your aircraft captain before tucking into a four-course meal? (Especially if he’s good looking…and single, ahem, but I digress). Never let it be […]
Bombardier’s conference call to discuss the board’s authorization to offer the CSeries is about to begin. It has been slightly delayed (no doubt every aviation analyst/journalist and their brother is jumping on the webcast). While we wait, a set of musical gems from the 90s is playing, including Go West’s “King of Wishful Thinking”. You […]
Star member Lufthansa is taking a 19% stake in JetBlue. Initial blast here…conference call later.
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