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Stirring things up…

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Rome, where I was honored to have the opportunity to speak about one of my favorite topics – in-flight connectivity – at the ERA General Assembly (you can find my full presentation via this link).As you can imagine, intra-European regional operators are not exactly chomping at the […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly

The good news:After shuttering its Connexion unit at the end of 2006, Boeing has confirmed it will offer Panasonic’s Ku-band-supported Global Communications Suite (GCS) on its 777s; Turkish Airlines will be the first to take delivery on 23 September.The bad news:Boeing has not announced a plan for connecting its long-delayed 787 twinjet (it may be […]

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In-flight Wi-Fi and our insatiable appetite for bandwidth

Here in the United States, passengers are growing increasingly accustomed to having in-flight Wi-Fi at their disposal. Much of the credit for equipping the US fleet goes to Gogo, which in 2006 bought an exclusive 3MHz broadband license for air-to-ground (ATG) services; made the service cheap and cheerful for airlines (even financing installs); and, let’s […]

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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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VIDEO: Panasonic talks wireless IFE and the Boeing 787

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What the Boeing 787′s IFE should look like, but doesn’t…

All Nippon Airways recently unveiled the interiors of the Boeing 787s that will operate on its regional and domestic routes. On seeing pictures of the 787′s in-flight entertainment and seats, I was struck by how ancient everything looked. It all looks so very 2007, ahem.Take a look at the following pics. The first shows Panasonic’s […]

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Holy Hell! Virgin America to offer wireless IFE from Lufthansa Systems

Virgin America, which offers one of the best embedded in-flight entertainment systems in the US skies, has teamed with Lufthansa Systems to bring streaming video to passengers. I received the following brief email just now: Media invitation: Virgin America and Lufthansa Systems team up to take in-flight entertainment to new heights. I presume more info […]

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I’m not going to use the tired ‘bigger is better’ headline (but it is)

Bombardier’s new CSeries mock-up – unveiled at the Paris Air Show – is da bomb. Yes, I know I’m not a teenager anymore, but even the most jaded, angst-filled teen would be impressed with what Bombardier was doing at the air show (though he/she would feign nonchalance.) Most notable for this RWG was the fact […]

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Exclusive: Lufthansa passengers averaging 95 MB volume in flight

Not only is Panasonic Avionics seeing massive demand for in-flight connectivity – fielding RFPs for a staggering 1,500 aircraft – the company now has evidence to prove what it has been saying all along, that people are data hungry! In a slide provided exclusively to RWG, Panasonic revealed that in May and June of this […]

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