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Game on! Major League Baseball coming to Southwest aircraft

I’m not a big sports enthusiast, with the exception of ladies’ ice skating, but even I can appreciate the gravity of what’s in store for Southwest Airlines passengers. RWG has learned that in-flight connectivity service provider Row 44 is poised to announce a deal with Major League Baseball to live stream games in video and […]

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Bombardier studies connectivity for…wait for it….the Q400!

Bombardier is quickly becoming known as an airframer that is committed to providing in-flight connectivity on its business and commercial aircraft, and is even eyeing connectivity for the Q400 turboprop. The Canadian company has partnered with ViaSat and EMS Aviation to offer a Ku-band satellite-supported high-speed Internet option on Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. […]

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Captain’s log: iPad interference with avionics is ‘poppycock’

Apple iPads can be found in airport lounges. Apple iPads are being used as airport check-in kiosks. Apple iPads have been handed to flight attendants to personalize the passenger experience. Apple iPads are being distrubted to pilots to use as electronic flight bags (EFBs). At virtually every touch point in the travel experience – and […]

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TechNews tackles Wi-Fi interference with Honeywell displays

I’m not convinced TechNews advances this story in any substantial way, but it’s interesting to see how people are growing so accustomed to having in-flight Wi-Fi they expect stakeholders to do what it takes to ensure they get to keep it. “It [Wi-Fi] better interfere good because I like my Wi-Fi in the air,” says […]

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Virgin Galactic eyes passenger connectivity for space flights

I can see it now. The tweets. The FaceBook updates. The miles high boasts. “I’m tweeting from space!!” Why? Because Virgin Galactic is looking to offer in-flight connectivity to passengers on its suborbital space tourism flights (they obviously won’t need any seat-back entertainment for that ride).RWG has learned that Sir Richard Branson is studying his […]

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‘FOCIS’ on the positive…well, most of the time

Two years ago Delta Air Lines quietly began the process of building a business case for developing an information system that would harness the power of in-flight connectivity and could be incorporated into its airline operations. At that time, nobody at Delta wanted to talk about the top-secret Future Operations Communications Information System (FOCIS) project, […]

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Exclusive: Lufthansa passengers averaging 95 MB volume in flight

Not only is Panasonic Avionics seeing massive demand for in-flight connectivity – fielding RFPs for a staggering 1,500 aircraft – the company now has evidence to prove what it has been saying all along, that people are data hungry! In a slide provided exclusively to RWG, Panasonic revealed that in May and June of this […]

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AirAsia X makes this much money from you! And wants more…

A leader in the ancillary revenue space Malaysian low-cost, long-haul carrier AirAsia X generates a whopping $41.60 per passenger on top of standard air fare, according to a new Amadeus ‘ancillary revenue yearbook’ report by IdeaWorks. Here is how AirAsia X’s ancillaries break down in IdeaWorks’ report: But what’s missing here? Ancillaries from AirAsia X’s […]

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Aggregate and accelerate your SBB with Satcom1 solution!

Before I start getting accused of having some sort of anagenda – does that girl never stop singing the praises of in-flight high-speedInternet, (ahem)? – I want to tell you about technology that makes Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband(SBB) service faster. The solution comes from Satcom1, a small firm headquartered onthe grounds of Le Bourget airport in France. […]

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UPDATE 1: Airbus is in-flight connectivity force to be reckoned with

(Updated to include comment from TAM) TAM made big news this week with the announcement that it will offer OnAir in-flight connectivity on 27 Airbus A350-900 XWBs, 10 A330s, and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs in addition to its A320 family of jets. The Brazilian carrier deserves kudos for recognizing the importance of offering in-flight connectivity to […]

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