While companies seeking to turn the Apple iPad into portable in-flight entertainment devices have encountered some teething problems, there is no stopping the tablet from becoming a major fixture in the cockpit. Keen to support its customers’ preferences, ARINC Direct has released a new iPad app that provides access to flight plans, weather, NOTAMS and […]
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Apple iPads can be found in airport lounges. Apple iPads are being used as airport check-in kiosks. Apple iPads have been handed to flight attendants to personalize the passenger experience. Apple iPads are being distrubted to pilots to use as electronic flight bags (EFBs). At virtually every touch point in the travel experience – and […]
Knowing that their work colleague long ago caught the in-flight connectivity bug, my co-workers have been graciously giving me plenty of notice when they see something that might be of interest to me and RWG readers.Flightglobal’s own journalist/editor extraordinaire David Kaminski-Morrow (DKM) is no exception. He has just forwarded me a fascinating presentation from Joseph […]
Updated to note that Southwest Airlines is now saying it will charge $5 for Wi-Fi regardless of device or flight (holy moly…what will this mean for Gogo pricing?) And yes, this update means that I had to have one more word. Arghghgh. The grip of SM addiction! BLOGI’m jumping off the grid for about 10 […]
Earlier this year, US technology firm Ambit Corp filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines and Aircell claiming patent infringement regarding the provision of Internet access onboard aircraft. I debated whether to report on this event and ultimately decided to write this erudite paragraph, ahem: Marsha, I mean Aircell, Aircell, Aircell. With all the news […]
Some fab IFEC stuff is coming out of NBAA right now. Check out Flightglobal’s special NBAA landing page for all the latest news, blogs and video from the show (IFEC-specific news is on Flightglobal’s dedicated IFEC channel). This video from the show caught my eye. Yeah, it rocks.
The seemingly crazy ‘sideways seating’ idea tabled by Design Q – and reported by yours truly first (yes, even before FOX and countless other news entities) - is moving quickly forward with possible tests taking place in December. Oh yes, and it has a name - MAXCABIN. I’ll bet the Asian carriers and Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary will be all […]
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