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Aircell reveals Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi equipage numbers

To use its own phraseology, Aircell is able to push out Gogo-equipped aircraft “like boxes of popcorn”. By the end of the year, the Chicago-headquartered firm will have retrofitted 1,067 aircraft with the in-flight Internet system, an increase of 372 aircraft over year-end 2009. Below, you’ll find the latest number of aircraft fitted with Gogo […]

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Frontier’s new owner sees diminishing role for embedded IFE

Frontier Airlines’ new owner believes embeddedin-flight entertainment will play a diminishing role as in-flightconnectivity is adopted by carriers. Speaking to journalists yesterday at the Regional Airline Association(RAA) convention in Milwaukee, Bryan Bedford, chief executive ofFrontier parent Republic Airways, said: “How much of the media [nowonboard] will go portable? [I think we will] see reduced demand […]

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American issues RFI for connectivity across entire fleet: source

American Airlines has issued a request for information (RFI) for in-flight connectivity across its entire fleet, including its regional jets! A source with knowledge of the situation says the RFI covers all aircraft types in American’s fleet. Long-range aircraft are also included! You may recall that there was some noise about a Oneworld RFP not […]

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Gogo deal for Frontier confirmed; but just for the E-Jets

Republic’s decision to equip its Frontier Airlines unit with Gogo in-flight Internet – first reported here – has been confirmed. However, there is a twist. Gogo will only be installed on Frontier’s E-Jets (formerly operated under the Midwest brand) while Frontier’s A320s, which already offer live television, will remain unconnected (for now), as Republic studies […]

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Republic to announce deal for Gogo tomorrow

UPDATE: Republic has just announced that Gogo will be brought to its Frontier Airlines’ E-Jets only, as it considers connectivity options for the A320s. See the latest blog post.Republic Airways Holdings, the parent of Midwest and Frontier – which are being combined under the Frontier brand – tomorrow is expected to announce a deal with […]

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VIDEO: The best in-flight television on the market, LTV3

I recently took a brief holiday to Florida. There, I drank beer in alligator-infested water and ventured to the local Dollar Store in the name of sociology. But I knew I couldn’t get so close to JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV and not make a visit. Boy, I am so glad I did. I saw the most amazing in-flight […]

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LiveTV looks to offer an Oasis to broadband-thirsty airlines

I spent most of yesterday touring LiveTV’s hangar at Orlando International Airport and its headquarters in nearby Melbourne, Florida. In Melbourne, I got a chance to experience LiveTV’s latest-generation live television system, LTV3, which we’ll chat about later in more detail here (suffice it to say, the system is pretty damn awesome). But I also […]

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Titillating talk with LiveTV

In recent days a number of readers have asked me why I haven’t blogged about LiveTV’s acquisition of the Verizon Airfone network. Isn’t this a big deal, they ask. Don’t you get the teddy bear warm and fuzzies when you write about this stuff? Well yes and no, and yes, respectively.   The transaction, which calls for LiveTV […]

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Major Aircell news coming in June

Aircell’s new EVP of airline solutions, John Happ, will be in Washington DC during the last week of June to discuss “major news” about the company.   Happ, previously of Frontier and Continental, will hold press briefings about what is in store for Aircell, and how this will have a larger competitive impact on the […]

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