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Big badass antenna for Southwest Airlines’ fleet

Equipage of Southwest Airlines’ fleet with Row 44′s Ku-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity solution might not be happening as quickly as this Southwest frequent flyer would like (only one Boeing 737 is operating with the service), but it is happening, and this is the antenna that is playing a crucial role in that roll-out. Co-developed by […]

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UPDATE: Southwest turns on Wi-Fi on first non-test aircraft

Updated to include comment from Tecom (and a proper photo).Southwest Airlines has turned on in-flight Wi-Fi abroad its first non-test aircraft, RWG can reveal.In an internal email to employees, Southwest says: “Wi-Fi: It’s ON!” Aircraft N910WN, pictured above, is the first “official” Row 44-equipped Southwest aircraft, according to Southwest, which tested Row 44′s system on […]

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Time Economy Seat revealed (+ other Crystal Cabin finalists)

The finalists for the Crystal Cabin Awards for excellence in aircraft interiors innovation have been named. One of them, a University submission from TU M√ľnchen in Munich, is for a so-called Time Economy Chair, a concept conceived for special short rangeflights, “where commuters and travellers have nothing but carry-onluggage with themselves”, according to a brief […]

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Southwest Airlines begins fleet-wide Wi-Fi rollout

Having just heard from a source that Southwest Airlines has installed a new Row 44 Wi-Fi radome on a fifth Boeing 737 (N910WN) – the first non-trial aircraft! – I was armed with a question for Row 44 CEO John Guidon at today’s World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) single focus workshop in Universal City, Ca. […]

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Need a Ku-band antenna? Check this out!

Wow, what a day for Ku-band satellite-based connectivity, eh? Lufthansa finally confirmed its partnership with Panasonic to reignite overseas connectivity, further catapulting Ku-band into the spotlight (after Southwest Airlines announced ut will equip its entire Boeing 737 domestic fleet with Row 44′s Ku solution). Indeed, Panasonic, like Aircell and Row 44 before it, can now lay claim to the illustrious […]

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