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Jetstar puts fun in flying with Bluebox’s iPad IFE

DUBAI: I’m on the ground at the Dubai air show, admittedly looking a little worse for the wear after a madcap Lancaster-DC-LA-DC-Lancaster-New York-Dubai travel schedule this week, though the final leg was made infinitely better by the fact that I scored an exit row seat on the Emirates Airbus A380 (sweeeeet!) My focus over the […]

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IFE Services serves up opinion on portable IFE market

Can portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) providers survive in an environment where airlines are fitting their aircraft with in-flight connectivity and looking to support passengers’ own devices? Not if their businesses are based solely on the provision of portables, suggests IFE Services managing director Andy McEwan. “I am a believer that within an IFE strategy of […]

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ARINC goes Direct-ly to pilots with new iPad app

While companies seeking to turn the Apple iPad into portable in-flight entertainment devices have encountered some teething problems, there is no stopping the tablet from becoming a major fixture in the cockpit. Keen to support its customers’ preferences, ARINC Direct has released a new iPad app that provides access to flight plans, weather, NOTAMS and […]

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ERA carriers will need to consider basic connectivity: Ambrose

ERA director general Mike Ambrose believes that airlines both big and small will need to offer some form of connectivity to passengers within the next five years, including the intra-European operators that comprise ERA membership. Speaking to Runway Girl at the ERA General Assembly in Rome, Ambrose said innovation in the cockpit will help drive […]

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Bluebox addresses iPad rumour; sees Jetstar roll out next month

Heading into APEX, speculation was rife that Bluebox Avionics – the company commissioned to turn iPads into portable in-flight entertainment systems for Jetstar- had ‘jailbroken’ the systems, circumventing Apple’s business case and IP, and in turn pissing off Cupertino executives. But one must be very careful when trying to sort fact from fiction (and the […]

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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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‘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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IFEC news and rumour roundup Part 1 (July 1, 2011)

I’ve been travelling so much lately that I hardly know what time zone I’m in, but that hasn’t stopped me from gathering in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) intell along the way. At times like these, when I’ve filled my coffers to max capacity, there is only one solution – an IFEC news and rumour roundup […]

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UPDATE 1: Boeing says Service Bulletin to address Wi-Fi interference with Honeywell avionics is ‘imminent’

Updated to report that Alaska Airlines has retracted its statement that it “experienced” the Wi-Fi interference issue with Honeywell Phase 3 display units (DUs), and now says: “We are aware that there has been an issue and we are notusing Gogo in the cockpits. We are only using the iPads as an informationdevice.” Meanwhile, the […]

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VIDEO: B/E Aerospace brings iPad to Pinnacle economy seat

Check out the my colleague Will Horton’s story on how “iPad as IFE” fan Jetstar is retrofitting with the B/E Aerospace Pinnacle seat and using the B/E iPad bracket (seen below). The fabulous nuggets one finds at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.

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