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One-on-one with IFE&C expert Michael Planey (delicious)

Something to chew on, folks. Thanks, Michael Planey! Question – Do you think any one US carrier is more likely than the others to take the initiative and axe the Wi-Fi charge in a few years and wrap the cost back into its service?  Answer – I don’t currently know of any carrier seriously contemplating […]

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How Aircell plans to keep pace with all that Gogo demand

Aircell’s domination of in-flight Internet in the United States is nothing short of staggering. To date, the company has secured fleet-wide equipage deals with Delta Air Lines (and its Northwest Airlines merger partner), AirTran Airways and Virgin America, as well as hefty agreements with American Airlines and Air Canada, and a forthcoming trial on United […]

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American and Virgin – hey now, we were gaga for Gogo first!

With AirTran’s clever marketing stunt from this morning still fresh in our heads, it’s easy to forget that American Airlines got the Gogo ball rolling last summer, and that Virgin America kept the momentum going with a big YouTube live event that proved Aircell’s in-flight broadband system can indeed support a live broadcast as well […]

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AirTran and Delta fight to lead the Wi-Fi pack (ain’t it grand?)

Low-cost carrier AirTran Airways has become the latest US operator to partner with in-flight connectivity provider Aircell to offer passengers wireless Internet access. However, the carrier intends to move faster than its competition by equipping its entire 136-strong fleet of Boeing 737 and 717 aircraft with Aircell’s Gogo broadband system by mid-summer. The ambitious project, […]

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Photos: Etihad unveils new first-class suites on A340-600

Abu Dhabi -based Etihad Airways has unveiled its new first-class cabin suite on a brand new Airbus A340-600, which is due to enter service at the end of August. And boy does this offering have some serious bells and whistles. The first-class cabin contains 12 individual suites. I gotta say that the “luxury changing room […]

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IFE&C twitter extravaganza from WAEA in Kuala Lumpur

Interiors specialist Jon Norris, who twitters under the identity NonnyJorris, is at the WAEA technical meeting in Kuala Lumpur and he’s pushing out newsy tweets at every opportunity. Here are some of the big headlines being twittered by Jon at the event (and how about that ATG, L-band, Ku/Ka-band partnered service being proposed by ViaSat?) […]

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VIDEO: Fat and happy in the back of the aircraft bus

My little blog about airlines charging fat passengers for an extra seat evoked a nice response so here is my solution for keeping passengers – big and small – happy in economy class.

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One man and one hell of a seat testing tour

He’s known as Singapore_Air on the massively popular airliners.net web site. But I’m going to call him the “seat guru” after his truly amazing forum post about all the extra cool seating options at this week’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. I recommend you start at the beginning of his thread and scroll on down for […]

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Panasonic offers global TV

Panasonic Avionics has launched its Panasonic Airline Television Network, a much broader offering than its current live programming service, which can be found on Delta Air Lines’ domestic aircraft. The proprietary broadcast TV distribution network, which I first reported about last year, includes a selection of broadcast television channels specifically licensed by Panasonic for worldwide distribution […]

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Good gracious, is it me or is the world of IFE&C continuing to hot up out there? I’m not talking about the OnAir eye candy below, cheeky monkey! Here are a few updates smouldering on the burner. Royal Jordanian Airlines has launched OnAir’s on-board mobile phone service on an Airbus A319, enabling passengers to make […]

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