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UPDATE 1: Pricing for SwiftBroadband in-flight connectivity revealed

UPDATED to include the following comment from an industry source (which, in short, means the cost to airlines is far less). “The real cost for airlines is a lot different – unsurprisingly since a) there is no existing revenue to undermine and b) the volumes are drastically different. The current offer to key airlines (like […]

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Things that make you go hmmmm…

Boeing has far more important things to worry about than deciding what in-flight connectivity it will choose for the 787. Shouldn’t it focus on getting the twinjet into the air first? That was the seemingly logical viewpoint expressed by many observers after learning that the airframer has issued a request for information for an Inmarsat […]

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Get your kit on!

JetBlue Airways subsidiary LiveTV’s new Kiteline World solution was heralded by at least one senior level industry executive as among the three most exciting bright new things to come out of the recent World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Palm Springs, California. The other two, said our senior executive, were Panasonic’s Fusion […]

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Highly connected Oman A330 about to roll off the line

  The Airbus A330-300 that will be delivered to Oman Air on 27 November is special for a number of reasons. The aircraft, MSN1063, will boast Thales IFE and outrageous first class “mini-suites” (outrageous in a good way, see above). But it will also be the first commercial widebody to go into service with Airbus’ ALNA v2 […]

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Inmarsat: How many passengers will pay for Ku-band?

With in-flight Internet, unless you can make money on it, why the heck would you provide it? If passengers aren’t willing to pay for it, what’s the point? Ku-band connectivity is a great promise, loads of bandwidth – that’s fantastic. But how many people on the aircraft are going to pay to use it? If […]

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