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Virgin America’s Charles Ogilvie heads back to Panasonic

It’s official. Charles Ogilvie, one of the top airline IFE talking heads in the industry, is leaving Virgin America on Friday to take up a position at Panasonic (he previously worked for the manufacturer). Here is Virgin America CEO David Cush’s email to employees: Dear Teammates: It is with mixed emotions that I announce that […]

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Air play for IFE lovers

CoKinetic Systems, which develops IFE systems software, has been flying under the radar for the last few years. The company is best known for supplying its AirPlay software to Virgin America’s “Red” system (which uses Panasonic hardware), but precious little else has been openly discussed. That’s about to change. Expect a big announcement around September […]

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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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