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IFEC news and rumour roundup Part 1 (July 1, 2011)

I’ve been travelling so much lately that I hardly know what time zone I’m in, but that hasn’t stopped me from gathering in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) intell along the way. At times like these, when I’ve filled my coffers to max capacity, there is only one solution – an IFEC news and rumour roundup […]

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Jetstar inches closer to offering iPads as IFE across fleet

Qantas low-cost operator Jetstar is nearly ready to offer Apple iPads as in-flight entertainment (IFE) units on some 48 Airbus A320 family narrowbodies, and begin A330 widebody roll-out around mid-year. Oh, I know what you’re thinking. We’ve been hearing that Jetstar “is poised” to offer iPads-as-IFE for quite some time and it still hasn’t happened. […]

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UPDATE: Jetstar to launch iPad in-flight entertainment system

Update: While Jetstar used to rent digEcor’s digEplayer portable IFE units to passengers, it no longer does so. DigEcor says today that it hasn’t supplied Jetstar in several years, and that Irish firm Airvod is the current provider. Meanwhile, there is a really interesting back story to the Jetstar/BlueBox deal, and Airfax has the skinny. […]

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Flight staffers report on the first fatal accident of a Q400

This morning’s horrific tragedy in Buffalo is deservedly occupying the attentions of many Flight editorial staffers right now. I’ve pushed out a couple initial pieces about the Colgan Q400 crash for ATI and Flight, as has safety specialist David Kaminski-Morrow. Here are some key facts from Bombardier this morning: 1) The accident aircraft was delivered in […]

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US regional pressure cooker

You may be wondering why Runway Girl has been looking a little blog-lean these days. She got knocked off the catwalk due to recent illness but is tying her stilettos back on. Now let’s try to fatten her up. First order of business? Let’s talk about what’s happening to US regional carriers, and how they […]

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Juicy presentation from Pinnacle Airlines about Colgan Air’s Q400 expansion

My good friend and colleague, Air Transport Intelligence US Editor Lori Ranson, sniffed out this late-2007 presentation by Pinnacle Airlines executives to investors. There is plenty of stuff worth chatting about in here, but highlights include Pinnacle subsidiary Colgan Air’s potential to expand its feeder deal with Continental Airlines to include 30 Bombardier Q400s, and […]

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