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Bluebox goes for the jugular as wireless IFE gets boost

Bluebox Avionics joint MD Rick Stuart doesn’t mince words. Asked by yours truly why wireless IFE systems proposed by Panasonic and Thales were never deployed on the Boeing 787, Stuart said: “Perhaps they [Panasonic and Thales] weren’t up to the challenge.” Well, well. I think the gauntlet has been officially thrown. Note to Panasonic and Thales […]

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Connectivity revealed to be on US Airways’ agenda

I’m here at the Bellagio hotel in Vegas, after attending a gala celebration for Carlson’s 70th anniversary last night. The room has everything you’d expect, big baths, fancy bidets, and a range of toiletries that will be unceremoniously chucked into my travel bag before I leave. However, the room falls short in one big way […]

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More US Airways 757s earmarked for ETOPS

Securing extended range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) certification for more Boeing 757-200s is part of US Airways’ strategy, despite the Star Alliance member’s substantial standing order for Airbus A330s. Asked if the eight other 757-200s from its “East” operation will get ETOPS and new winglets, management in its latest employee newsletter said: “A/C 942 is scheduled […]

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