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I’m not going to use the tired ‘bigger is better’ headline (but it is)

Bombardier’s new CSeries mock-up – unveiled at the Paris Air Show – is da bomb. Yes, I know I’m not a teenager anymore, but even the most jaded, angst-filled teen would be impressed with what Bombardier was doing at the air show (though he/she would feign nonchalance.) Most notable for this RWG was the fact […]

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Top five most important IFEC moments of 2010

It’s that time of the year again, when we celebrate the achievements of the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) industry over the last 12 months.Just as in 2008 and 2009, I’ve compiled my “top five most important IFEC moments” for 2010. Drum roll please….1)    Lufthansa re-launches in-flight high-speed Internet on overseas flights. The significance of […]

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UPDATED: United wants “Fusion” integrated IFE/seats for Boeing 787s

Updated to include Boeing comment.Yesterday we ruminated about whether or not Boeing 787 customers should demand a retrofit of last generation in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems post-delivery as compensation for the programme’s lengthy delays. Today, let’s talk about whether or not 787 customers should demand new IFE systems pre-delivery. Boeing appears to be under pressure to […]

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Update: Delta Air Lines to launch Panasonic’s Fusion (Smart!!!)

Update: This deal is signfiicantly bigger than originally thought. Delta will bring Fusion to a sizable chunk of its 767s and MD-90s. See here for more info.  Big question – does Delta still plan to offer the Thompson Solutions Cosy Suites? Go to minute 1:33 on this video clip to see Panasonic’s Fusion (aka Integrated […]

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Out of the cool room and into the passenger experience

Panasonic Avionics has been picking up awards left and right for its Integrated Smart Monitor (formerly known as Fusion) and its event-driven neXperience software for in-flight entertainment (formerly known as FlightPath), including scoring International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for both. But what’s with all the name changing of these game changers? We know Panasonic changed […]

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VIDEO: What’s hot inside the aircraft cabin (2010)

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Time Economy Seat revealed (+ other Crystal Cabin finalists)

The finalists for the Crystal Cabin Awards for excellence in aircraft interiors innovation have been named. One of them, a University submission from TU M√ľnchen in Munich, is for a so-called Time Economy Chair, a concept conceived for special short rangeflights, “where commuters and travellers have nothing but carry-onluggage with themselves”, according to a brief […]

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Thales is getting slim too…

Panasonic Avionics has grabbed some serious headlines of late for its Integrated Smart Monitor (formerly known as Fusion). And deservedly so. Everyone I’ve spoken to in advance of the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg has sung the praises of Smart. But if you think Panasonic is alone in its effort to integrate lightweight in-flight entertainment […]

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Weber, B/E and Recaro get SMART for Hamburg

I had a brilliant chat with Panasonic Avionics executive director of corporate sales and marketing Neil James today about the Integrated Smart Monitor (formerly known as Fusion), and, whilst I don’t have time to lay out all the goods, I can tell you the following delicious things:1)    The design language used to create the Integrated […]

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Don’t call it Fusion…

Don’t call it Fusion. Due to trademark constraints, Panasonic’s potentially-revolutionary ‘Fusion’ product (which merges high-end in-flight entertainment with slimline seating for a standard offering) is now referred to as the ‘Integrated Smart Monitor’. It’s my understanding that Rockwell Collins didn’t care for the fact that Fusion sounds an awful lot like its Pro Line Fusion […]

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