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Weber, B/E and Recaro get SMART for Hamburg

I had a brilliant chat with Panasonic Avionics executive director of corporate sales and marketing Neil James today about the Integrated Smart Monitor (formerly known as Fusion), and, whilst I don’t have time to lay out all the goods, I can tell you the following delicious things:1)    The design language used to create the Integrated […]

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In-flight voice call stats revealed (oh my gawd)

Uh boy, few things are worse than having to eat your own words. However, after seeing AeroMobile’s stats on in-flight voice call usage, I may have to do just that (well, just a little). For years, I’ve been promising readers of this blog that people don’t make a lot of voice calls in-flight. And, for […]

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Connectivity crossover and the case for cockpit security

Airport security is a hot topic today, following a failed Christmas Day 2009 terrorist attack, but security for cockpit and flight-critical communications is an increasingly important issue as new-design commercial aircraft become more software-focused, and as airlines bolster the pipes to their aircraft to support passenger connectivity. The FAA’s recent decision to issue special conditions […]

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AeroMobile placed into administration

UPDATE: I’ve included a link to the BDO statement, and added some questions we need to think about. Before I begin this blog, I need to give a shout out to in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) news site AirFax.com, which today reported a “rumor central” tidbit that AeroMobile has been placed into administration, and linked […]

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Oman Air CEO talks connected aircraft and cloud computing!

Peter Hill is known for being a straight shooter. So, when the Oman Air CEO agreed to answer some of my questions for an Airline Business feature about the in-flight connectivity boon, it didn’t surprise me that he came back with honest, forthright answers. It did make me feel very grateful, however. Peter, this is […]

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ICE, ICE Barbie on Emirates and getting ready for #DXB09

I arrived in Dubai a few hours ago, after taking a thoroughly enjoyable flight on Emirates’ 777-200LR out of JFK. I’ve been writing about the carrier’s stellar in-flight entertainment system ICE (information, communication, entertainment) for years, but this was the first time I’ve actually had a chance to  try it (in business class, praise the […]

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Panasonic takes big screens to the skies

Panasonic Avionics has unveiled what it says is “the highest resolution and largest monitor in the [commercial] in-flight entertainment space today”. The new 32in, high-definition LCD monitor is part of a package of new premium in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for Panasonic’s X Series product line. It was showcased for the first time in a […]

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AeroMobile gets huge penetration as it readies for transatlantic

AeroMobile is about to show the massive transatlantic market what its GSM/GPRS service is made of. The Arinc/Telenor partnership’s mobile connectivity solution, branded by Panasonic Avionics as eXphone, is part of the connectivity suite being provided by the IFEC giant to Lufthansa, which, by the way, is already making press arrangements for Monday’s big announcement. While […]

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Oi there, who will tap Arinc for new Onboard Internet?

My colleague Graham Dunn has secured an update from Arinc about its new on-board Internet service, branded Oi, which will utilize Inmarsat’s new higher bandwidth SwiftBroadband aeronautical service, and allow passengers to acces a mixture of cached and live web content via their laptops. Here are the key points from Graham’s story: 1) Arinc expects […]

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AeroMobile gives us an update

With Honeywell making an apparent play for the spotlight in its announcement that Malaysia Airlines is offering in-flight mobile connectivity, I figure it’s time to push out some interesting facts about Arinc/Telenor joint venture AeroMobile’s progress in general. FACT NUMBER ONE All of AeroMobile’s customers will move to SwiftBroadband once the technology is widely available […]

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