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SriLankan to launch IMS’ new RAVE in-flight entertainment

SriLankan has emerged the first publicly-announced launch customer of IMS’ new RAVE in-flight entertainment system, as part of a broader refurbishment of its widebody fleet following an in-depth Skytrax study. Interestingly, SriLankan has picked a new lie-flat bed from Aviointeriors – the same firm that displayed those saddle seats at the most recent APEX show.RAVE […]

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FaceTime: This changes everything…

A video showing how Apple’s iPhone 4 FaceTime feature worked really well via Aircell’s Gogo in-flight connectivity service is tearing up the web. See below how the story (and, quite frankly, the term “in-flight”) is trending on Twitter and then watch the video. We know that passengers have been using VOIP on US aircraft (even […]

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Should Rockwell Collins buy Lumexis or IMS?

Susanna Ray over at Bloomberg has written a bang-on good piece about how Rockwell Collins is seeking acquisitions. Key pars (but do read the entire article): Rockwell Collins Inc., the maker of cockpit instruments and radios, is looking for “bolt-on, tuck- in acquisitions” after generating a record level of operating cash flow, Chief Executive Officer […]

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Get ready to dance in the aisles with RAVE

If the recent World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Palm Springs showed us anything, it is that an economic recession may be the very best time to innovate. Several IFEC companies have done just that, and are now standing out for their technological envelope-pushing. One such firm, The IMS Company, received mad […]

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iPod connectivity in economy – you want it? You got it!

The 4Q and full-year earnings bloodbath that US airlines are announcing right now has me a little preoccupied. But I must take a moment to recognize Singapore Airlines (SIA) for offering Apple iPod and iPhone connectivity over Panasonic IFE to all passengers on its first newly delivered Airbus A330-300. SIA claims to be the first in the […]

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British Airways trumps again with 11-language mobile check-in

Buried deep in the bowels of my recent Airline Business feature about how airlines can harness off-board and onboard mobile phone connectivity, British Airways planning and innovations manager Chris Carmichael is quoted as saying that the following scenario would be beneficial to passengers: “Your meeting is overrunning, you whip out your Blackberry under your desk, […]

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British Airways and the iPhone experience

We’ve talked a lot about how cell phones and blackberries are changing the travel experience in-flight. But there is plenty of action happening on the ground too. And rightly so. Nowadays, it’s pretty important to have up-to-the-minute flight information at your fingertips. This way, you’ll know when your aircraft is scheduled to (eventually) take off, […]

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Now for the sexy stuff: Panasonic reveals iPod integration details

Singapore Airlines today became the third carrier to publicly discuss its decision to allow passengers to play music and video content from their own Apple iPod players over installed Panasonic in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.   You’ll recall that late last year United Airlines started touting iPod integration when it revealed details about a $165 million, […]

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