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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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Cathay shows off iPod connectivity with new biz class seat

Cathay Pacific has unveiled its new business class seat, with a Panasonic in-flight entertainment system (eX2). The carrier lays out all the details and provides pictures on its web site. But what I find most interesting is the close-up shot above provided by the carrier. Cathay is clearly excited about the iPod connectivity it will […]

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Don’t call it Fusion…

Don’t call it Fusion. Due to trademark constraints, Panasonic’s potentially-revolutionary ‘Fusion’ product (which merges high-end in-flight entertainment with slimline seating for a standard offering) is now referred to as the ‘Integrated Smart Monitor’. It’s my understanding that Rockwell Collins didn’t care for the fact that Fusion sounds an awful lot like its Pro Line Fusion […]

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Dock your iPod for IFE

Apple iPods and iPhones and i-yada, yada, yadas are all wonderful (lord knows I’ve grown rather attached to my iPhone). But, even if you’ve got in-seat power for your device, when it comes to a five-plus-hour flight, all that eye squinting can get bothersome (and wrinkle-inducing). Enter IFPL (Inflight Peripherals Limited), a company that has […]

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Exclusive: The Griffin-made iPod connectivity tool for IFE

The annual World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition got off to a roaring start today (and they haven’t even opened the doors to the show floor yet!!) I and my colleague Jon Ostrower have been filing copy throughout the day so be sure to check out Flight Global’s new in-flight entertainment and connectivity […]

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Panasonic’s “iPod merge” ready by Sept and other juice

It’s day 3 of the Paris Air Show and I must admit I’m dragging a bit. But no worries, that’s not going to stop the IFE&C news from flowing, baby. I’ve asked Panasonic to update us on some of its key programmes. This is all good stuff, but I’m particularly keen on the company’s plan […]

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Passengers plug in to Thales and Panasonic

Panasonic and Thales share a lot of things in common. They are both giants in the field of in-flight entertainment (IFE) hardware manufacturing. They both have a long roster of high-profile airline clients. And they both pride themselves on being on the forefront of in-flight technology.  They part ways on a number of key issues, however. Panasonic is pursuing […]

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Panasonic’s Neil James details “iPod merge”

Would you like to know more about Panasonic Avionics’ strategy for bringing iPod connectivity to a cabin near you? I spoke with Panasonic director of corporate sales and marketing Neil James last week. He says the firm’s two-pronged approach calls for Panasonic to initially offer “iPod connect”, a solution that is currently flying with the […]

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VIDEO: News, views and a hot shot of that iPod sexy stuff

Amended to include update… The news moves pretty fast around these parts. US Airways has confirmed to its employees that it is looking at LiveTV’s live television system, in addition to Lumexis’ fibre-to-the-screen system. Remember LiveTV also currently offers a basic connectivity solution. It’s something to think about if you watch my latest vlogging effort below. Also, […]

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PHOTOS: Singapore unveils new business class offering

Singapore Airlines (SIA) today unveiled its latest business class offering, which it says is designed specifically for customers travelling on regional and medium-haul routes. Featured is a new, Weber-made business class seat. Here’s what it looks like on SIA’s newly delivered Airbus A330-300: And here’s the specs: Seat Manufacturer Weber Number of Business Seats 30 […]

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