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Get your groove on with Panasonic at #APEX11

Not to be outdone by the competition Panasonic Avionics has created a super cool micro site (downloadable by QR code scan) for attendees of the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference and exhibition in Seattle this week. Once you register, you can connect with Panasonic’s ‘eXPerts’, keep abreast of news, and, importantly, get directions to […]

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Thales launches Android app for APEX; gets ready to party

Thales has launched a new Android app so that attendees of theforthcoming Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference and exhibition in Seattle can keep track ofThales news and events at the show as well as access a map of the show floor, get directions andmore. The app is a clever way of reminding people that […]

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#EBACE11: Comlux will take your questions aboard the A320 Prestige

Comlux America has delivered its first VVIP cabin of an Airbus A320 Prestige, and is showing off the final product at #EBACE11. I first saw this Prestige last year when I covered the grand opening of Comlux America’s completion center in Indianapolis. Tomorrow, I’ll get the chance to fly on the Prestige over the Swiss […]

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Thales sees iPad as competitor, will copy

For a company that has said it will base its TopSeries next-generation in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system on the Android operating platform, Thales chief engineer Ken Brady speaks in glowing terms about the Apple iPad, and admits the firm is looking at how it can springboard off of it. Interviewed for Steve Harvey’s always-interesting The […]

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Verizon iPhone in-flight mobile connectivity #FAIL

“As a long term Verizon customer, I was glad to hear the iPhone was coming. However since I travel worldwide I called Verizon support to find out exactly what the issues would be internationally. The support person confirmed that the iPhone will not support GSM. Ouch! This means that I will have to wait for […]

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PHOTO: What to do when your IFE doesn’t work

“[There is] nothing a plastic bag and an #iPhone can’t fix when stuck in a plane for 10 hrs and the IFE isn’t working,” says @Eliaskerk, who just posted this pic on Twitter after discovering it on Reddit. Well, ain’t it the truth? Hope there is in-seat power. Happy Wednesday people!

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Will Ka-band in-flight connectivity leapfrog Ku?

While Thales doesn’t come right out and say it, the firm appears to be now hedging its bets that Ka-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity is the wave of the not-too-distant future, and that carriers should think twice before taking the leap to a Ku-band product – such as those on offer from rival Panasonic Avionics and […]

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FaceTime: This changes everything…

A video showing how Apple’s iPhone 4 FaceTime feature worked really well via Aircell’s Gogo in-flight connectivity service is tearing up the web. See below how the story (and, quite frankly, the term “in-flight”) is trending on Twitter and then watch the video. We know that passengers have been using VOIP on US aircraft (even […]

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iPhone + dental floss = IFE

A picture says a thousand words and this little gem above – sitting on the In-flight Entertainment blog – is no exception. It is even sparking some fun discussion among the Twitterati. Responding to the pic, Aviation Week writer and editor and well-known Twitter #avgeek Benet Wilson says: “Nature abhors a vacuum!” Wow, what does that […]

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Virgin America Wi-Fi user goes to RWG and hits record

What do you do when a blog you’ve written about the joys of Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment and Gogo connectivity service is viewed by a Virgin America passenger who uses his iPhone and said connectivity service to capture real-time Ustream video of his viewership of the blog aboard an Airbus narrowbody and then tweets about […]

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