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The Etihad Airways IFE deal is MRO-tastic

“IFE isn’t that important anymore. I mean, seriously, all anybody really wants to do is use their own iPad in flight.” I hear this statement or a variation thereof and I sigh. It is inaccurate, short-sighted, and, dare I say it, betrays a level of ignorance.The IFE industry is evolving to accommodate tech-savvy travelers. That […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly

The good news:After shuttering its Connexion unit at the end of 2006, Boeing has confirmed it will offer Panasonic’s Ku-band-supported Global Communications Suite (GCS) on its 777s; Turkish Airlines will be the first to take delivery on 23 September.The bad news:Boeing has not announced a plan for connecting its long-delayed 787 twinjet (it may be […]

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In-flight Wi-Fi and our insatiable appetite for bandwidth

Here in the United States, passengers are growing increasingly accustomed to having in-flight Wi-Fi at their disposal. Much of the credit for equipping the US fleet goes to Gogo, which in 2006 bought an exclusive 3MHz broadband license for air-to-ground (ATG) services; made the service cheap and cheerful for airlines (even financing installs); and, let’s […]

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Row 44 news breaking tonight…

Update: Row 44 released the following statement this morning. Love, love, love the BBC ___________________________________________________________________________Original blogIn-flight connectivity service provider Row 44 is poised to announce a series of new relationships in the live IPTV space. CNBC, MSNBC, Versus (to be known as NBC Sports Network from early next year), Bloomberg, Fox News and Fox Business […]

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Like wine from a box: a modern journalist’s tale

I work in a highly-connected world. My day consists of interviewing people (sometimes via email); writing news articles, features and blogs; pushing those news articles, features and blogs into publishing software; tweeting, retweeting, and sometimes even retweeting a tweet I’ve just tweeted from my other Twitter account (I’ve been known to get anxiety when my […]

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LiveTV now sees Ka-band as the connectivity playground

LiveTV remains on the fence about whether Ku-band-based in-flight connectivity is going to take hold. Indeed, the JetBlue Airways subsidiary is now looking at Ka-band and believes that “this network will finally deliver the cost and speed that is sustainable for a broadband service in the future”, reveals LiveTV VP of marketing and sales Mike […]

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