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How “The Simpsons” helped to shape ANZ’s 777-300ER product

Having tabled a feature for Airline Business about the ever-evolving passenger experience, I’m remindedagain of the staggering amount of work that went into developing one of the most passenger-centric long-haul products on the market – Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 777-300ER offering. But didyou know that the popular cartoon The Simpsons played a role in […]

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Boeing conducts broad avionics review after Wi-Fi interference

Boeing’s investigation into why in-flight connectivity interfered with Honeywell’s Phase 3 Display Units (DU) during electro magnetic interference (EPI) testing is not merely limited to those particular Honeywell parts. The US airframer, which has offered the Phase 3 DUs on aircraft since July 2009, is currently mired in the laborious process of determining whether any […]

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HELP! What’s your favorite airline viral video of 2010?

Some videos get far more hits than others, but what’s YOUR favorite?

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Air New Zealand to launch Skycouch on 22 December

Air New Zealand says its much anticipated Skycouch economy and Spaceseat premium economy seats are taking flight this month with the first flight of its new Boeing 777-300 aircraft, “The new aircraft was designed with passengers’ flight personalities in mind, resulting in an in-flight experience tailored to meet the needs of each passenger,” says Air […]

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Carriers move to fit regional jets with in-flight connectivity

Cabin innovation in the commercial sector is not only occurring at mainline operators. In fact, regional carriers from around the globe – as well as airframers Bombardier and Embraer – are looking at ways to jazz up the interiors and technology on board their hard-working regional birds.Case in point – Libyan Airlines is looking at […]

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American issues RFI for connectivity across entire fleet: source

American Airlines has issued a request for information (RFI) for in-flight connectivity across its entire fleet, including its regional jets! A source with knowledge of the situation says the RFI covers all aircraft types in American’s fleet. Long-range aircraft are also included! You may recall that there was some noise about a Oneworld RFP not […]

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UPDATE: Air New Zealand is such a tease

Air New Zealand is becoming a master at self-promotion. Whether having its crew get nearly naked in the name of aircraft safety or controversially examining the behavior of ‘cougar’ women, the Auckland-based carrier knows how to grab a headline with a little sauciness (and yes, bad publicity – for better or worse – can be […]

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Projected IFE for regional jets (Inflight Canada amazes Part II)

One doesn’t normally see in-flight entertainment (IFE) offered on regional jets (depending on your definition of a regional jet, of course). But Inflight Canada, which showed us a pretty incredible in-seat power installation at the WAEA show last week, has created a drop-down solution – that uses projector technology!!! – for regionals that is “less […]

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Panasonic delays opening of Shanghai office and other intell

Panasonic has delayed the opening of its Shanghai office. A Panasonic spokeswoman confirms there will be “no press announcement/brief this week”, but that the firm is targeting an official announcement for “after the New Year”. Panasonic is not disclosing the reason for the delay. The company had intended to open the new office on 17 […]

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On the road again with RJs and Six Packs on my mind

I’m packing my bag and heading to Aspen in the wee hours of the morning to cover the ever-quotable Michael Boyd’s annual aviation summit. With the memory of a certain United Airlines flight to LAX still fresh in my mind, I’ve opted to fly Southwest Airlines from BWI to Denver and make the scenic drive […]

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