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VIDEO: Lufthansa re-launches in-flight Internet!!

…..and I just used the service – called FlyNet – to upload this video in-flight!! Sweeeeeeet!

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bmibaby chief Julian Carr is ready to take your questions #4Julian

Having launched operations in 2002, UK budget carrier bmibaby can still be considered somewhat of a youngster – one that has had its fair share of challenges. But the carrier, which is owned by the Lufthansa Group, is determined to stabilise and instigate cautious growth. Spearheading this strategy is bmibaby’s new managing director Julian Carr. Don’t […]

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Lufthansa wants to celebrate German soccer with in-flight live TV

Lufthansa is poised to set some serious standards in the world of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC). The carrier, which is now taking a serious look at bringing in-flight Internet to its short-haul aircraft (even 30min flights), has also revealed it is eyeing live television (over IP) and offering high definition video. “Connectivity enables programme […]

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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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Lufthansa is getting skinny seats for European fleet

Lufthansa last week said its cabin reconfiguration project for its European fleet is not about additional seat density, but as we suspected, that will indeed be the end result.  Key pars from my colleague David Kaminski-Morrow’s latest article: The German flag-carrier’sdeputy chairman, Christoph Franz, says the ‘Neue Europa Kabine’ concept willenable the carrier to add […]

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Lufthansa says ‘new European cabin’ is NOT about density

Flightglobal yesterday broke the news that Lufthansa is planning to overhaul the cabins of its European fleet and introduce a new service concept later this year, under a project designated ‘Neue Europa Kabine’. Needless to say, this bit of news sent some of us in the social media world into a flutter,  wondering if the […]

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Plenty of meat, but no sausage (IFEC/interiors update)

It has been a busy few weeks for this RWG with back-to-back-to-back trips on both sides of the pond. Along the way, I’ve picked up various bits of IFEC/aircraft interiors news that I’d like to share with you. (This meal is probably best served with German beer, but please no more sausage for the love […]

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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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Lufthansa to offer 100 CDs on demand in economy class

The first Lufthansa aircraft to offer in-flight entertainment (IFE) took to the skies 40 years ago. Can you believe it? On that day, Lufthansa screened the film “Chariots of the Gods” with 16 mm projectors on flight LH404 from Frankfurt to New York. See clip below. To celebrate this achievement, Lufthansa is further extending its […]

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UPDATE: NiceView infotainment to be installed on Lufthansa A380s

Lufthansa intends to offer the Lufthansa Technik-made NiceView passenger flight information and moving map system on its Airbus A380s, the first of which is scheduled to enter into service this June. NiceView provides various audio and video interfaces with the in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, according to Lufthansa Technik. Panasonic Avionics is supplying the IFE on […]

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