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Come on Delta, you’ve got competition!

Readers of this blog knew a week ago that United-Continental was planning fleet-wide connectivity, and had tapped Panasonic Avionics for a portion of the business. But it was still great to see confirmation of the news today from the horse’s mouth as well as some precious details about the mammoth deal, which calls for the […]

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Boeing testing Panasonic IFE on production 787

Boeing today began 787 ground testing with Panasonic Avionics-made in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems on board, an industry source reveals to RWG. The testing is taking place on ZA102, the first production 787, otherwise known as Airplane 9. Boeing 787 launch customer All Nippon Airways in 2007 selected Panasonic’s eX2 IFE for its initial batch of […]

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PHOTO: Pimped out interior for 787 bizjet revealed at #EBACE11

Gore Design Completions is showcasing a radical business aircraft interior design concept for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner at #EBACE11 in Geneva. The design, which features an open floor plan, “is about movement and how it reflects its environment”, says Core Design Completions.  “Swirling patterns in the headliners, creative ceiling fans and the furniture construction and […]

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Panasonic Avionics: Here’s the skinny

Airlines all over this increasingly toasty planet are getting in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems line-fitted to their new aircraft. But the retrofit market is also very hot right now, as evidenced by the growing number of carriers opting for new retrofit-ready seat-centric solutions. On last count we’ve learned of seat-centric embedded offerings from The IMS Company, […]

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Boeing 787 shortlisted for major aircraft interiors award

Well one thing’s for certain, Boeing’s got gumption. The US airframer entered the 787 – in its entirety – into the competition for a Crystal Cabin Award and, interestingly, has been shortlisted by the folks who hand out these coveted statutes (the Aviation Cluster Hamburg Metropolitan Region Association….tis a mouthful Every year at the Aircraft […]

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Boeing rakes in the orders for 737 Sky Interior

Say what you will about the delayed Boeing 787 programme the airliner’s interior is inspiring. So much so, in fact, that Boeing used the same passenger satisfaction approach to develop its new NextGen 737 Boeing Sky Interior. As previously reported, FlyDubai was among the five launch customers that took delivery of 737s with the Boeing […]

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UPDATE 2: Boeing will not have Airbus connectivity kit on 787, says OnAir

UPDATE 2: Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation tell RWG that Ian Dawkin’s comment about why Airbus connectivity kit is not being installed on Qatar’s 787s is wrong. This, in turn, makes my article inaccurate (by default). I will post a follow-up blog shortly to explain the real story. But I must say that […]

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PHOTOS: Continental Airlines reveals Boeing 787 mock-up

Continental Airlines offered a sneak preview of its Boeing 787 aircraft interior today at the 2010 National Business Travel Association (NBTA) International Convention & Expo. The carrier says the 787 mock-up offers just “a glimpse of what’s ahead for air travel in the future”. In addition to all the usual 787 features (bigger bins, ambient […]

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#FARN10: Boeing brings enhanced IFE to 787 Dreamliner

Boeing’s third 787, ZA003, has just arrived at the Farnborough air show (#FARN10), and as you’d expect, everybody is chomping at the bit to get aboard the twinjet. I had a wonderful opportunity to explore ZA003 in February during a special press event at Boeing’s Everett, Washington plant (no, I’m not rubbing it in). ZA003 is […]

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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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