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Cathay shows off iPod connectivity with new biz class seat

Cathay Pacific has unveiled its new business class seat, with a Panasonic in-flight entertainment system (eX2). The carrier lays out all the details and provides pictures on its web site. But what I find most interesting is the close-up shot above provided by the carrier. Cathay is clearly excited about the iPod connectivity it will […]

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You step away for five minutes…

Good gracious but isn’t it a busy time in the world of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)? If I step away for even five minutes I miss some serious action! Here is a run-down of stuff you should know about. For starters, as expected, Oman has switched on its ‘Mobile OnAir’ and ‘Internet OnAir’ solutions […]

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Bombardier sees strong niche for all-premium CSeries

Right now a friend of mine is flying from London City to New York JFK aboard British Airways’ new all-premium Airbus A318 service. Said friend is genuinely excited about his trip, and yet he has probably flown darn near every aircraft in darn near every configuration. With such unbridled enthusiasm for the all-premium concept still […]

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Legs in the air

This John McPherson cartoon, running in the local Lancaster newspaper, put a smile on my face this morning. It gives new meaning to the idea of having one’s ‘legs in the air’, ahem. Don’t be getting any ideas O’Leary, ya monkey.

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How Panasonic’s X marks the spot

Since writing my “sexy stuff” blog about Panasonic Avionics’ iPod integration strategy and supplying comment to Flight International about the significance of this move, I’ve been fielding some further queries about the system, which includes a seat-installed “eXport” jack and “smart” cable.   One curious reader asks:  “So, does this mean regular USB – or […]

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Now for the sexy stuff: Panasonic reveals iPod integration details

Singapore Airlines today became the third carrier to publicly discuss its decision to allow passengers to play music and video content from their own Apple iPod players over installed Panasonic in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.   You’ll recall that late last year United Airlines started touting iPod integration when it revealed details about a $165 million, […]

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