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Come on Delta, you’ve got competition!

Readers of this blog knew a week ago that United-Continental was planning fleet-wide connectivity, and had tapped Panasonic Avionics for a portion of the business. But it was still great to see confirmation of the news today from the horse’s mouth as well as some precious details about the mammoth deal, which calls for the […]

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Ireland’s Airvod busts out with ‘Seatcentric’ in 5.8Ghz frequency

Irish in-flight entertainment system manufacturer Airvod busted onto the seat-centric and wireless IFE scene last week at APEX, where it unveiled its trademarked ‘Seatcentric’ solution for the first time, and announced Omni International as its launch customer. I sat down with company CEO Terence Bonar, who caught me up to speed on what Airvod is […]

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UPDATE 1: American offers streaming video across 767-200 fleet

Passengers on board American Airlines’ Boeing 767-200 aircraft will see the following splash page when they access the carrier’s new streaming video product, powered by Gogo. Also, check out Gogo’s YouTube video about how to use the new service, which is being offered on American’s entire 767-200 fleet – primarily transcontinental flights between New York […]

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UPDATE 1: Airbus is in-flight connectivity force to be reckoned with

(Updated to include comment from TAM) TAM made big news this week with the announcement that it will offer OnAir in-flight connectivity on 27 Airbus A350-900 XWBs, 10 A330s, and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs in addition to its A320 family of jets. The Brazilian carrier deserves kudos for recognizing the importance of offering in-flight connectivity to […]

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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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Boeing testing Panasonic IFE on production 787

Boeing today began 787 ground testing with Panasonic Avionics-made in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems on board, an industry source reveals to RWG. The testing is taking place on ZA102, the first production 787, otherwise known as Airplane 9. Boeing 787 launch customer All Nippon Airways in 2007 selected Panasonic’s eX2 IFE for its initial batch of […]

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UPDATE 1: Break out your Bunsen Burners, the FAA Koito AD has hit!

Updated to note that the EASA AD hit this morning. BLOG: With everyone from Boeing to Koito Industries to Continental Airlines begging more time, and some – like the Association of European Airlines (AEA) and the Association for Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) – suggesting the measure is unwarranted, the US FAA has issued its airworthiness […]

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UPDATE 1: Boeing says Service Bulletin to address Wi-Fi interference with Honeywell avionics is ‘imminent’

Updated to report that Alaska Airlines has retracted its statement that it “experienced” the Wi-Fi interference issue with Honeywell Phase 3 display units (DUs), and now says: “We are aware that there has been an issue and we are notusing Gogo in the cockpits. We are only using the iPads as an informationdevice.” Meanwhile, the […]

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PHOTO: Pimped out interior for 787 bizjet revealed at #EBACE11

Gore Design Completions is showcasing a radical business aircraft interior design concept for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner at #EBACE11 in Geneva. The design, which features an open floor plan, “is about movement and how it reflects its environment”, says Core Design Completions.  “Swirling patterns in the headliners, creative ceiling fans and the furniture construction and […]

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Panasonic Avionics: Here’s the skinny

Airlines all over this increasingly toasty planet are getting in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems line-fitted to their new aircraft. But the retrofit market is also very hot right now, as evidenced by the growing number of carriers opting for new retrofit-ready seat-centric solutions. On last count we’ve learned of seat-centric embedded offerings from The IMS Company, […]

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