Tag Archives | David Withers

Round 1: Intelligent Avionics answers questions about AURA

Intelligent Avionics’ claim that they can bring a super reliable, super lightweight PC to every seat recently prompted an industry observer to ask that I hold their feet to the fire for specifics, in essence turning RWG into a bit of a boxing ring. And you know I’m game for that. Check out the following […]

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AURA blog begs questions…

Former Boeing Australia president David Withers’ guest blogthe other day about the “seat-centric” AURA in-flight entertainmentsystem has prompted an industry observer to message me with thefollowing: “This guy’s claims are huge. He should be called to answerthe tough questions to back up his claims.” So you want me to use RWG as a boxing ring? […]

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#MROAM: Former Boeing Australia president talks “seat-centric” IFE

I know you might think I’m being a little bit naughty today, posting a second guest blog in a row on RWG, but I simply can’t help myself on this one. After all, how often does the former president of Boeing Australia agree to write a blog for you about in-flight entertainment (IFE) AND maintenance, […]

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Less mysticism; manufacturers deliver a reality check to airlines

There isn’t much to celebrate here at Mystic Dunes in Celebration, Florida – one of the overflow hotels for the ISTAT conference. Staying here is like being handed a big, hard buttery crab for dinner only to find the guts of the thing is really green-yellow and rather sickly. But I can’t fault the conference. […]

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Get that motor running

Leasing giant International Lease Finance (ILFC) and some major airlines are making very clear their interest in a new, more efficient and economic narrowbody. ILFC chief Steven Udvar-Hazy, in an interview with Flightblogger at the Singapore Airshow, said a 15% improvement is essential. “But that’s not only in fuel efficiency, it’s in economics,” he said. […]

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