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Jetstar puts fun in flying with Bluebox’s iPad IFE

DUBAI: I’m on the ground at the Dubai air show, admittedly looking a little worse for the wear after a madcap Lancaster-DC-LA-DC-Lancaster-New York-Dubai travel schedule this week, though the final leg was made infinitely better by the fact that I scored an exit row seat on the Emirates Airbus A380 (sweeeeet!) My focus over the […]

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UPDATE 1: Banned in Dubai?

UPDATE: Ever since I posted this blog, I’ve received mixed reports as to whether or not this blog has been blocked in the UAE. But I’ve since had an exchange with Emirates’ own Patrick Brannelly (former APEX prez), who assures me that readers can access the blog. Brannelly says that, in reality, “only porn (and […]

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For your diaries…

The Airline Passenger Experience Group’s (APEX) annual conference and exhibition is fast approaching. This year APEX (formerly known as the WAEA) will be co-located with Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas (which, like Flightglobal, is a Reed Business unit). It goes without saying that both conferences will attract thousands of executives from the airlines and IFEC/interiors world. […]

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The definition of broadband

How do you define broadband? Like many people, I think of broadband Internet as high-speed Internet. But, after reading my blog from yesterday about Oman’s Internet solution, some kind folks forwarded me the definition of broadband. Fair enough. Source WikiBroadband in telecommunications refers to a signaling method that includes or handles a relatively wide range […]

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Podcast: Southwest Airlines Wi-Fi gets passengers’ thumbs up

Industry consultant and entrepreneur extraordinaire Addison Schonland put Row 44′s Ku-band-based broadband service through its paces today on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 equipped with the system.   Addison says his Wi-Fi-enabled blackberry found the network signal very easily, but when he went through the browser to log on to the system, he ran into a bit of […]

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Required reading for the connectivity crowd – Row 44 submits FCC application

Movement is afoot on the satellite-based connectivity front. In-flight broadband provider Row 44, which notably secured agreements to trial its system on Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft, has officially applied for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authority to operate up to 1,000 technically-identical aeronautical-mobile satellite service (AMSS) transmit/receive earth stations (AMES) abroad commercial […]

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In-flight connectivity update

For those of you waiting with bated breath for the launch of in-flight broadband connectivity, I’ve got some interesting news to report. Panasonic Avionics has revealed it is in the process of finalizing contracts with key partners for its eXConnect broadband system, and will shortly announce “a supplier or suppliers” for the ever-important antenna. Launch […]

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Open channels: Will 2008 be the year for in-flight mobile phones and broadband?

This gal seems to think so. Check out my connectivity feature now running in Airline Business magazine. The gist is that 2008 looks to be the year when airlines finally begin to roll out in-flight mobile phone, blackberry, SMS and high speed Internet services. It might remind us why Connexion was oh so cool after […]

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