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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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UPDATE: Qatar and FlyDubai to launch BIG IFEC

Update: Okay, okay, okay, it’s not Jet Airways that’s launching the Lumexis fiber optics-based IFE system on its Boeing 737s, it’s FlyDubai. The first aircraft will be retrofited – right after delivery in October – in Seattle. Here’s hoping I am not wrong on both (or else I’ll have to look seriously at my wine […]

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VIDEO: What’s hot inside the aircraft cabin (2010)

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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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Top five most important IFEC moments of 2009

Following on from last year’s “2008 top five”, here is my list of the top five most important in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) moments of 2009. Please feel free to weigh in with your on thoughts on the matter. 1)    Southwest Airlines agrees to equip entire 500-plus aircraft fleet with Row 44′s Ku-band satellite-based in-flight […]

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A few of my favourite things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are lovely, but this year some of my favourite things from the aviation world came via email or snail mail. In the ‘best Christmas card’ category, we have a tie between Lumexis’ very clever graphic of Santa seated in front of rather antiquated-looking in-flight technologies (I’m certain Lumexis […]

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LUV lover wants to see Lumexis on the 737s. Do you?

Having learned that Lumexis has secured a deal with a 737 operator for its fiber optics-based in-flight entertainment system, our friend Dan Webb over at Boarding Area blog “Things in the Sky” is hoping that the undisclosed carrier turns out to be Southwest Airlines. Read his entire guest blog here. Do you agree with Dan? […]

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Let the guessing game begin!

Lumexis has revealed that its undisclosed, full-fleet customer operates a bunch of Boeing 737s. But the firm, which has secured a fresh round of investment, is revealing precious few other details about its mystery customer, which will no doubt be installing Lumexis’ fiber optics-based second generation system. Boeing 737 customers are manifold (the Wikipedia entry […]

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Should Rockwell Collins buy Lumexis or IMS?

Susanna Ray over at Bloomberg has written a bang-on good piece about how Rockwell Collins is seeking acquisitions. Key pars (but do read the entire article): Rockwell Collins Inc., the maker of cockpit instruments and radios, is looking for “bolt-on, tuck- in acquisitions” after generating a record level of operating cash flow, Chief Executive Officer […]

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Get ready to dance in the aisles with RAVE

If the recent World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Palm Springs showed us anything, it is that an economic recession may be the very best time to innovate. Several IFEC companies have done just that, and are now standing out for their technological envelope-pushing. One such firm, The IMS Company, received mad […]

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