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ViaSat’s blended ATG/L-band/Ku/Ka plan revealed

Well I guess these slides from ViaSat’s presentation at the WAEA meeting in Kuala Lumpur say it all.

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Podcast: Should IFE&C industry players start to worry?

IFE&C consultant Michael Planey had a grand chat with fellow industry oracle Addison Schonland, and let’s just say Planey is concerned for the industry. With spending down on travel and carriers slashing capacity, we can expect “a direct correlation” to in-flight offerings. There is lots more to digest here, of course. Check it out at: http://iagblog.podomatic.com/entry/2009-04-30T09_05_34-07_00

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IFE&C twitter extravaganza from WAEA in Kuala Lumpur

Interiors specialist Jon Norris, who twitters under the identity NonnyJorris, is at the WAEA technical meeting in Kuala Lumpur and he’s pushing out newsy tweets at every opportunity. Here are some of the big headlines being twittered by Jon at the event (and how about that ATG, L-band, Ku/Ka-band partnered service being proposed by ViaSat?) […]

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Panasonic details live television plans for the in-flight crowd

Panasonic Avionics dropped a number of gems into my lap yesterday. As reported here, the company intends to trial its in-flight connectivity service eXConnect on a 737 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) in advance of commercial launch. One avid reader rightly points out that Connexion by Boeing (CBB) was also trialled on a BBJ testbed. Indeed, […]

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VIDEO: The great divide in aircraft orders and financing

Okay, so it has taken me a little longer to post this vlog than I expected, but the message to come out of ISTAT last month in Scottsdale is still all too relevant. There is a big – nay huge – divide between aircraft on order and aircraft that are currently financed (or have any hope of near-term financing). […]

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IFE&C news and rumour roundup (April 2)

Amended to firm up rumour section! NEWS I was asked by a fair reader if Air Canada intends to charge for Aircell’s Gogo in-flight Internet service just like its American counterparts. Aircell director, airline solutions Dave Bijur confirms that indeed it will. “Like all of our existing partnerships, Air Canada will offer its guests a […]

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IFE&C – and interiors – news and rumour roundup (March 26)

As we wait in breathless anticipation for the news to flow from the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg (that’s Interiors without an apostrophe for the sharp-eyed editors amongst you) there is a mountain of in-flight entertainment and connectivity – and interiors – news piling up in advance of the event. And when that occurs, there […]

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Cranky reviews Lumexis on US Airways! Sweet!

Cranky Flier, one of my favorite bloggers, has checked out the Lumexis fibre-to-the-screen IFE system on a US Airways A320. So how is the system doing in trial? It’s running quickly! Nice parental controls! You can exit the video and go back to it and it will remember where you were! If you’re listening to music, you can […]

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Top five most important IFE&C moments of 2008 and some juice

1) Oneworld alliance member American Airlines launches Aircell’s broadband service, Gogo. A high-profile carrier that previously showed interest in now-defunct Connexion by Boeing, American’s launch of Aircell’s air-to-ground (ATG) solution on 15 transcontinental Boeing 767-200s forced other legacies to think hard about whether they could afford to wait for another satellite offering to come to market […]

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