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UPDATE 2: Qatar = Thales; Singapore = Panasonic with a twist

UPDATED a second time to insert OnAir’s role (and let’s still call it an opinion piece):Achieving linefit offerability for in-flight connectivity is tricky business, fraught with all sorts of challenges that would make your head spin. Thales is currently working towards achieving offerability for its Ka-band connectivity solution on the Airbus A350, and the company […]

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Plenty of meat, but no sausage (IFEC/interiors update)

It has been a busy few weeks for this RWG with back-to-back-to-back trips on both sides of the pond. Along the way, I’ve picked up various bits of IFEC/aircraft interiors news that I’d like to share with you. (This meal is probably best served with German beer, but please no more sausage for the love […]

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UPDATE: Banging on Boeing’s door for connected aircraft

UPDATE 2: I just saw OnAir chief Benoit Debains at the Row 44 booth – are these two talking? hmmmm – and suffice it to say that Benoit is ready to do another jig, since OnAir says its solution will be line-fit offerable on the 787 (see blog post below). During a recent unveiling of […]

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UPDATE: Qatar and FlyDubai to launch BIG IFEC

Update: Okay, okay, okay, it’s not Jet Airways that’s launching the Lumexis fiber optics-based IFE system on its Boeing 737s, it’s FlyDubai. The first aircraft will be retrofited – right after delivery in October – in Seattle. Here’s hoping I am not wrong on both (or else I’ll have to look seriously at my wine […]

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Tallying them up

Our fine friends in the in-flight connectivity world were busy in 2009. But, as we near the end of the year, it’s clear that some are not as far along as they had originally planned.Nevertheless, passengers are increasingly finding themselves on aircraft equipped with either in-flight mobile connectivity or airborne high-speed Internet (or mobile connectivity […]

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