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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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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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Now for the sexy stuff: Panasonic reveals iPod integration details

Singapore Airlines today became the third carrier to publicly discuss its decision to allow passengers to play music and video content from their own Apple iPod players over installed Panasonic in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.   You’ll recall that late last year United Airlines started touting iPod integration when it revealed details about a $165 million, […]

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Hummers, Cocaine and IFE Prove a Skirt-Splitting Good Time

It was September 2003. The World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) was holding its annual conference and exhibition in Seattle. As usual I had booked my schedule to max-capacity, meeting with executives from in-flight entertainment (IFE) and communications firms during the day and writing late into the night about their plans. As an added convenience, I […]

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