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Chicken coughs up lung just in time for Long Beach

The Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas (AIX) and co-located Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) exhibitions in Long Beach are fast approaching and, true to form, I feel like a chicken with its head cut off (here is how chill I looked before the beheading). I’ve taped a quick and dirty video to talk about just a […]

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My daughter’s fav show highlights in-flight Wi-Fi

My munchkin was glued to the TV screen when Tori from Victorious tried in-flight Wi-Fi. Munchkin says she found it “very interesting” and “important”. Hey, she’s right! I think we know who to thank for this newfangled in-flight Wi-Fi thingy in the USA – Aircell, which has just completed it’s 1,000th install of Gogo (customer […]

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UPDATE 2: Aircell claims legal victory; Delta excused

Updated to include Delta’s comment about being dismissed from the case last month, and to add further comment from Aircell.______________________________________________________________________________BLOG: Aircell says it has won a legal victory after a jury found plaintiff Ambit Corp did not prove patent infringement involving Aircell’s provision of in-flight Internet. A spokeswoman for Aircell tells RWG that the Chicago-headquartered […]

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FaceTime: This changes everything…

A video showing how Apple’s iPhone 4 FaceTime feature worked really well via Aircell’s Gogo in-flight connectivity service is tearing up the web. See below how the story (and, quite frankly, the term “in-flight”) is trending on Twitter and then watch the video. We know that passengers have been using VOIP on US aircraft (even […]

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Big badass antenna for Southwest Airlines’ fleet

Equipage of Southwest Airlines’ fleet with Row 44′s Ku-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity solution might not be happening as quickly as this Southwest frequent flyer would like (only one Boeing 737 is operating with the service), but it is happening, and this is the antenna that is playing a crucial role in that roll-out. Co-developed by […]

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Continental deal is on “pause”, but still in play

As reported on the Flightglobal IFEC channel and the Wandering Aramean blog, Continental Airlines has opted to postpone its trial of Aircell’s Gogo in-flight Internet system on 21 Boeing 757-300s, as it thrashes out strategy with merger partner United Airlines.  So is the deal dead, RWG? Not quite. Aircell tells me that its agreement with […]

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Frontier’s new owner sees diminishing role for embedded IFE

Frontier Airlines’ new owner believes embeddedin-flight entertainment will play a diminishing role as in-flightconnectivity is adopted by carriers. Speaking to journalists yesterday at the Regional Airline Association(RAA) convention in Milwaukee, Bryan Bedford, chief executive ofFrontier parent Republic Airways, said: “How much of the media [nowonboard] will go portable? [I think we will] see reduced demand […]

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VIDEOS: Aircell’s crystal ball

Aircell is notoriously closed-lipped about its usage stats on individual airlines. But during the recent AEA International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, company director of project management Alan Mak threw out some info, including the above factoids. Check out Aero-TV’s video of Mak’s presentation below. Then scroll down for Aero-TV’s interview with Aircell executive […]

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American issues RFI for connectivity across entire fleet: source

American Airlines has issued a request for information (RFI) for in-flight connectivity across its entire fleet, including its regional jets! A source with knowledge of the situation says the RFI covers all aircraft types in American’s fleet. Long-range aircraft are also included! You may recall that there was some noise about a Oneworld RFP not […]

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Gogo deal for Frontier confirmed; but just for the E-Jets

Republic’s decision to equip its Frontier Airlines unit with Gogo in-flight Internet – first reported here – has been confirmed. However, there is a twist. Gogo will only be installed on Frontier’s E-Jets (formerly operated under the Midwest brand) while Frontier’s A320s, which already offer live television, will remain unconnected (for now), as Republic studies […]

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