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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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VIDEO: IFE Services shows its stuff

IFE Services, the UK firm that is bringing PlayStation Portablies to a growing list of airlines also does a lot of other interesting things in the in-flight entertainment space. Check this out.

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Playing with PlayStation Portables for the airline market

I’m not a regular player of video games. After overcoming a slightaddiction to Super Mario Bros in my late teens (God, I loved Yoshi), Imust admit I have steered clear of gaming in my adult life.But I’m increasingly becoming part of the minority. My daughter is already showing signs of serious video game interest. Many […]

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Delta scraps plan for handhelds; selects embedded IFE for 747s

Remember when Delta Air Lines released an RFI to put 350+ non-embedded, handheld IFE devices on each of the 16 747-400s inherited from its merger with Northwest Airlines? Portable IFE makers quickly responded to the RFI with comprehensive proposals. Unfortunately for them, Delta has decided to add in-seat audio and video on demand (AVOD) in […]

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DigEcor president talks candidly about legal spat

If you’ve tried to stay on top of the legal battle that has raged between rival portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) manufacturers DigEcor and e.Digital, then God Bless You. It has been a messy, multi-year spat that will culminate in a 4 May trial. I had the opportunity to speak with DigEcor president and COO Brad […]

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Portable IFE players to find sweet spot in 2009: analyst

Hello 2009! And welcome back RWG readers. Last week I did the unthinkable. I harassed two well-known IFE&C gurus during the holidays in order to secure comment for an industry forecast piece for Flight magazine. Thankfully, IMDC chief executive Wale Adepoju and consultant Michael Planey were willing to spare a few minutes for me. I’ll […]

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