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Gulp. That’s cheap. #PAS11

Gulf Air, as first reported by RWG, is poised to bring Panasonic Avionics’ eXConnect in-flight high-speed Internet solution to its fleet (could it announce the deal this week at the Paris Air Show?) but that’s not the only in-flight entertainment and connectivity news breaking about the carrier. According to a recent online post on the […]

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First look: Gulf Air offers ‘embedded portables’ on 737

Seat-centric IFE. Wireless IFE. Seat-centric IFE with wireless IFE applications. Portable IFE. Server-centric IFE. We’re seeing it all at this week’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. But here is a new one – digEcor’s embedded portable (I know you’re thinking oxymoron but bear with me). Above is an admittedly grainy snap of an install of […]

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Will Oman offer high-speed Internet to counter Gulf Air’s plan?

It’s no longer a question of “if” airlines should bring connectivity on board their aircraft, but rather a question of “how”. So said Oman Air chief executive Peter Hill at the 18th Annual Conference of “The Future of Air Transport” held on 29-30 November in London.Oman currently offers OnAir-supported in-flight mobile connectivity and Internet. The […]

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Gulf Air CEO talks iPhone and connectivity in final speech

Gulf Air today announced that CEO Bjorn Naf is to step down and be replaced by current Royal Jordanian Airlines chief Samer Majali. But yesterday, while Naf was still head of the Middle Eastern carrier, he gave a speech at the Aviation club in London. In what could be the Swiss exec’s last public appearance as Gulf’s […]

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IFE&C news and rumour roundup (Dec 19)

Well folks, you might think I’ve headed south for the winter or propped up my feet with a glass of sherry in hand, but in reality RWG is actually working this Friday before Christmas. That’s right. I’m forgoing a third holiday luncheon cocktail to write the IFE&C weekly news roundup. Just like last week’s roundup, […]

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