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IFE&C news and rumour roundup (April 2)

Amended to firm up rumour section! NEWS I was asked by a fair reader if Air Canada intends to charge for Aircell’s Gogo in-flight Internet service just like its American counterparts. Aircell director, airline solutions Dave Bijur confirms that indeed it will. “Like all of our existing partnerships, Air Canada will offer its guests a […]

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Panasonic delays opening of Shanghai office and other intell

Panasonic has delayed the opening of its Shanghai office. A Panasonic spokeswoman confirms there will be “no press announcement/brief this week”, but that the firm is targeting an official announcement for “after the New Year”. Panasonic is not disclosing the reason for the delay. The company had intended to open the new office on 17 […]

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Bombardier CSeries cabin pics…going to India?

Bombardier executives are headed to Hyderabad Airport for the inaugural India Aviation 2008 exhibition, which gets kicked off on 15 October. The event, organized by India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, is being billed as “the first international exhibition of its kind in India on civil […]

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Wherefore art thou CSeries mockup? Not in Turkey.

If you ask me, something seems to be missing from Bombardier Aerospace’s showcase at the AIREX 2008 exhibition being held in Istanbul, Turkey. The Canadian airframer has five aircraft on static display – its Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 jet, Challenger 605 jet, Global Express XRS aircraft and a CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. But there is […]

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Mesa CEO Jonathan Ornstein Admits “Biggest Mistake” of Career

Say what you will about Mesa’s top guy, Jonathan Ornstein, the man speaks his mind. In a candid interview with me today, Ornstein admitted that Mesa’s decision not to invest in US Airways during the Star Alliance member’s 2005 exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and merger with America West Airlines was a big ole […]

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