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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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IFE Services serves up opinion on portable IFE market

Can portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) providers survive in an environment where airlines are fitting their aircraft with in-flight connectivity and looking to support passengers’ own devices? Not if their businesses are based solely on the provision of portables, suggests IFE Services managing director Andy McEwan. “I am a believer that within an IFE strategy of […]

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UPDATE 1: System certification questions abound as leaky line story breaks

A source tells RWG that Gore has been selected as the new provider of leaky feeder cables to AeroMobile, after cables from a former supplier failed flam tests. I’ve asked Gore for comment. Gore’s web site says: “GORE Cable Based Antennas for Aircraft and Mining are multiple standard radiating coax cables that set the standard […]

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Get your groove on with Panasonic at #APEX11

Not to be outdone by the competition Panasonic Avionics has created a super cool micro site (downloadable by QR code scan) for attendees of the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference and exhibition in Seattle this week. Once you register, you can connect with Panasonic’s ‘eXPerts’, keep abreast of news, and, importantly, get directions to […]

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Turkish 777 pacing to be linefit with in-flight Internet

Boeing has delayed issuing a service bulletin (SB) to addressthe susceptibility of Honeywell Phase 3 displays to EMI,but that is not stopping the USairframer from prepping to deliver 777s equipped with in-flight connectivitysystems. Sources tell RWG that Boeing executives have internallyaccepted placarding of 777 cockpits as an interim solution until the Honeywellproblem is resolved. The […]

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#PAS11: Inmarsat sees Global Xpress on airlines in 2014

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Jonathan Norris to lead APEX’s news coverage under Ink deal

It’s not often that you hear about a top aircraft engineer and industry executive making the leap into publishing, but that’s exactly what Jonathan Norris, formerly Airbus vice-president cabin design office, has done. The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) has selected Ink (known for its in-flight magazines) to produce the association’s quarterly magazine and other […]

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VIDEO: One-on-one with AeroMobile CEO Pal Bjordal

AeroMobile is poised to have a watershed year, as airlines across the globe fit their fleets with the company’s in-flight mobile connectivity solution. I sat down with AeroMobile CEO Pal Bjordal at the company’s headquarters outside of London. Bjordal tell us what 2011 holds for AeroMobile, and what passengers can expect to do with their […]

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Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry…we’re at ‘need to know’ basis

Tonight I find myself studying up on aeronautical mobile telemetry, after the Senate proposed that the FAA study the subject as part of FAA reauthorization legislation. So far, I’ve landed on the following required reading – Flight Testing: How the Competition for Spectrum Threatens Aeronautical Telemetry. Oh yes, and this video, which I’m sure you’ll […]

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UPDATE 2: Senate calls for FAA study of mobile telemetry

Amended to note that the House version of FAA Reauthorization legislation apparently contains a provision for a study of cell phones on passenger aircraft. The Senate version, however, apparently does not. The Senate is calling for a study of aeronautical mobile telemetry (click here for a slightly better idea of what that means). BLOGIt appears […]

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