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Jetstar puts fun in flying with Bluebox’s iPad IFE

DUBAI: I’m on the ground at the Dubai air show, admittedly looking a little worse for the wear after a madcap Lancaster-DC-LA-DC-Lancaster-New York-Dubai travel schedule this week, though the final leg was made infinitely better by the fact that I scored an exit row seat on the Emirates Airbus A380 (sweeeeet!) My focus over the […]

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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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The secret is out! Samsung’s Galaxy tab coming to AirAsia group

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Bluebox addresses iPad rumour; sees Jetstar roll out next month

Heading into APEX, speculation was rife that Bluebox Avionics – the company commissioned to turn iPads into portable in-flight entertainment systems for Jetstar- had ‘jailbroken’ the systems, circumventing Apple’s business case and IP, and in turn pissing off Cupertino executives. But one must be very careful when trying to sort fact from fiction (and the […]

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A Panasonic portable patent emerges…

A mere six years after filing for the patent, Panasonic Avionics has received the all-clear to provide the following portable entertainment device for use in what appears to be any passenger vehicle: A portable media device for use in cooperation with passenger entertainment systems installed in vehicles, such as automobiles and aircraft, and methods for […]

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Bill Boyer is back with superlight embedded IFE system

Bill Boyer, the former Alaska Airlines baggage handler who invented the digEplayer portable in-flight entertainment system and later sold his company to Wencor (which renamed it digEcor), is returning to the world of IFE with an embedded solution that he claims will weigh just under 1 lb at the seat. Under one blessed pound?!? That’s […]

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VIDEO: digEcor jumps into seat-centric IFE

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First look: Gulf Air offers ‘embedded portables’ on 737

Seat-centric IFE. Wireless IFE. Seat-centric IFE with wireless IFE applications. Portable IFE. Server-centric IFE. We’re seeing it all at this week’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. But here is a new one – digEcor’s embedded portable (I know you’re thinking oxymoron but bear with me). Above is an admittedly grainy snap of an install of […]

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Jetstar inches closer to offering iPads as IFE across fleet

Qantas low-cost operator Jetstar is nearly ready to offer Apple iPads as in-flight entertainment (IFE) units on some 48 Airbus A320 family narrowbodies, and begin A330 widebody roll-out around mid-year. Oh, I know what you’re thinking. We’ve been hearing that Jetstar “is poised” to offer iPads-as-IFE for quite some time and it still hasn’t happened. […]

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Chicken coughs up lung just in time for Long Beach

The Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas (AIX) and co-located Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) exhibitions in Long Beach are fast approaching and, true to form, I feel like a chicken with its head cut off (here is how chill I looked before the beheading). I’ve taped a quick and dirty video to talk about just a […]

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