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Flydubai knows what you like in flight

[Original headline changed to assist my confused/bemused/unamused friends. Heh.] Flydubai, the launch customer for Lumexis’ fiber optics-based ‘fiber-to-the-screen’ in-flight entertainment system, is able to see exactly how the system is performing, what its passengers are watching, and, importantly, how much money they are spending to access the entertainment, through a programme provided by the California-based […]

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IFE Services serves up opinion on portable IFE market

Can portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) providers survive in an environment where airlines are fitting their aircraft with in-flight connectivity and looking to support passengers’ own devices? Not if their businesses are based solely on the provision of portables, suggests IFE Services managing director Andy McEwan. “I am a believer that within an IFE strategy of […]

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Row 44 talks LUV installs, hybrid solutions & real-time credit!

The company that used to be SO difficult for me to nail down, Row 44, is now ready to talk…a lot! I recently sat down with Row 44′s chief commercial officer Howard Lefkowitz, who proceeded to drop the following super-juicy newsy nuggets of love: 1) Some 200 Boeing 737s in Southwest Airlines’ fleet are expected […]

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Brits who have never used in-flight connectivity don’t want it?

Since we’re all running in similar circles these days, you’ve no doubt seen the report from Travelzoo’s meta-search engine Fly.com which suggests that fewer than 5% of passengers want in-flight mobile and Internet access based on a survey of frequent travellers. Furthermore, the September survey “revealed that more than 30% of people would actively avoid […]

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NBAA11: Free in-flight connectivity for regional aircraft?

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NBAA11: Honeywell’s Ovation Selection is CMS on steroids

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Panasonic comes out fighting with wireless & seat-centric IFE

Competition is essential to any industry, and it’s truly wonderful to see so many new players in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) space. Garnering some of the big news headlines these days are airline deals for wireless in-flight entertainment and seat-centric in-flight entertainment systems. Both solutions – offered together or in standalone form – […]

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Stirring things up…

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Rome, where I was honored to have the opportunity to speak about one of my favorite topics – in-flight connectivity – at the ERA General Assembly (you can find my full presentation via this link).As you can imagine, intra-European regional operators are not exactly chomping at the […]

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UPDATE 1: Banned in Dubai?

UPDATE: Ever since I posted this blog, I’ve received mixed reports as to whether or not this blog has been blocked in the UAE. But I’ve since had an exchange with Emirates’ own Patrick Brannelly (former APEX prez), who assures me that readers can access the blog. Brannelly says that, in reality, “only porn (and […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly

The good news:After shuttering its Connexion unit at the end of 2006, Boeing has confirmed it will offer Panasonic’s Ku-band-supported Global Communications Suite (GCS) on its 777s; Turkish Airlines will be the first to take delivery on 23 September.The bad news:Boeing has not announced a plan for connecting its long-delayed 787 twinjet (it may be […]

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