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Exclusive: Virgin America to offer more live news, sports

Virgin America is poised to make its super cool in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, Red, even cooler. The carrier has revealed to RWG that it will offer more live sports and news with the addition of three new network choices. It hopes to have the upgrade completed by the end of the month.“We’re going to be […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Virgin America wants more bandwidth by 2013

Has the death knell rung for embedded in-flight entertainment? Virgin American doesn’t think so. Not by a long shot. In fact, the carrier – which is rolling out new upgrades to its IFE system, including ‘The Red Store’ for onboard shopping to further capture passenger spend – is already mulling the type of next generation […]

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Operating profit for Virgin America – IFEC paying off?

Woohoo! Virgin America, that funky, daring start-up carrier that gives you fully-loaded in-flight entertainment (Panasonic/CoKinetics) and connectivity (Aircell’s Gogo) has just posted its first operating profit. Freaking A, that’s great. Is robust IFEC paying off? Key quote from Virgin America CEO David Cush: “Despite an uncertain economic climate since our 2007 launch, we’repleased to report […]

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Another Chinese customer for Panasonic and I ain’t talken Southern

China Southern Airlines in 2007 picked Panasonic’s eX2 IFE system for its future fleet of Boeing 787s so this morning’s announcement that the carrier wants eX2 installed on its five on-order Airbus A380s wasn’t the biggest surprise on the planet. What I found curious, however, was why Panasonic didn’t wait just a little bit longer, […]

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