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Come on Delta, you’ve got competition!

Readers of this blog knew a week ago that United-Continental was planning fleet-wide connectivity, and had tapped Panasonic Avionics for a portion of the business. But it was still great to see confirmation of the news today from the horse’s mouth as well as some precious details about the mammoth deal, which calls for the […]

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UPDATE 1: Airbus is in-flight connectivity force to be reckoned with

(Updated to include comment from TAM) TAM made big news this week with the announcement that it will offer OnAir in-flight connectivity on 27 Airbus A350-900 XWBs, 10 A330s, and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs in addition to its A320 family of jets. The Brazilian carrier deserves kudos for recognizing the importance of offering in-flight connectivity to […]

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#PAS11 VIDEO: Inside the Korean Air Airbus A380 at Paris

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Gulp. That’s cheap. #PAS11

Gulf Air, as first reported by RWG, is poised to bring Panasonic Avionics’ eXConnect in-flight high-speed Internet solution to its fleet (could it announce the deal this week at the Paris Air Show?) but that’s not the only in-flight entertainment and connectivity news breaking about the carrier. According to a recent online post on the […]

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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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#EBACE11: Comlux will take your questions aboard the A320 Prestige

Comlux America has delivered its first VVIP cabin of an Airbus A320 Prestige, and is showing off the final product at #EBACE11. I first saw this Prestige last year when I covered the grand opening of Comlux America’s completion center in Indianapolis. Tomorrow, I’ll get the chance to fly on the Prestige over the Swiss […]

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Panasonic Avionics: Here’s the skinny

Airlines all over this increasingly toasty planet are getting in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems line-fitted to their new aircraft. But the retrofit market is also very hot right now, as evidenced by the growing number of carriers opting for new retrofit-ready seat-centric solutions. On last count we’ve learned of seat-centric embedded offerings from The IMS Company, […]

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Exclusive: South African taps Sicma for seat-centric IFE

South African Airways has become the latest customer of Sicma’s seat-centre SiT in-flight entertainment system, RWG can exclusively reveal. “We are retrofitting two [Airbus] A330s starting with the first plane in June 2011,” says Thomas Lee, director of business development at Zodiac Aerospace, the parent to Sicma. The aircraft are owned by a leasing company. […]

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Lufthansa talks Internet for A380 and IFE in the cloud

Lufthansa’s Airbus A380 (like all A380s, frankly) is a stunning sight to behold. But while the carrier is offering its usual high-end Panasonic in-flight entertainment (IFE) in all three classes (naturally), it has not yet retrofitted the birds with its FlyNet in-flight high-speed Internet system. The FlyNet system, driven by Panasonic’s eXConnect, is not linefit […]

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Industry expert Jon Norris tables IFEC forecast for 2011

What does 2011 hold for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)? That’s not the easiest question to answer. After all, technology is moving SO fast, and a host of new players are entering the field. I decided to put the query to industry expert Jonathan Norris, who holds the title of vice-president cabin design office at […]

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