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More connectivity clarity…this time from Aircell

How do different in-flight connectivity systems stack up against each other? Aircell, the business aviation communications unit of commercial provider Gogo, has provided the #bizav industry with a new handy dandy report. Please note that the peak speeds listed are just that – the peaks! All in-flight connectivity service providers are seeing speed valleys, including […]

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ARINC goes Direct-ly to pilots with new iPad app

While companies seeking to turn the Apple iPad into portable in-flight entertainment devices have encountered some teething problems, there is no stopping the tablet from becoming a major fixture in the cockpit. Keen to support its customers’ preferences, ARINC Direct has released a new iPad app that provides access to flight plans, weather, NOTAMS and […]

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NBAA11: Honeywell’s Ovation Selection is CMS on steroids

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Panasonic comes out fighting with wireless & seat-centric IFE

Competition is essential to any industry, and it’s truly wonderful to see so many new players in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) space. Garnering some of the big news headlines these days are airline deals for wireless in-flight entertainment and seat-centric in-flight entertainment systems. Both solutions – offered together or in standalone form – […]

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Ireland’s Airvod busts out with ‘Seatcentric’ in 5.8Ghz frequency

Irish in-flight entertainment system manufacturer Airvod busted onto the seat-centric and wireless IFE scene last week at APEX, where it unveiled its trademarked ‘Seatcentric’ solution for the first time, and announced Omni International as its launch customer. I sat down with company CEO Terence Bonar, who caught me up to speed on what Airvod is […]

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INFOGRAPHICS: IFEC evolves and dreams become reality

In-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) has come a long way baby, and airlines and travelers are taking serious notice. In fact, IFEC has never been hotter!! As industry executives from all over the world prepare to descend on Seattle for next week’s Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference and exhibition – which will no doubt […]

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Multiplayer social gaming takes to the skies

Get ready to knock out your fellow passengers in flight! A new multiplayer social gaming platform for in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems allows passengers to host, invite and play multiplayer games with each in the sky. The so-called ‘Playport’ platform, which has been created by Western Outdoor Interactive, even allows airlines to host cabin-wide contests for […]

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AirAsia X makes this much money from you! And wants more…

A leader in the ancillary revenue space Malaysian low-cost, long-haul carrier AirAsia X generates a whopping $41.60 per passenger on top of standard air fare, according to a new Amadeus ‘ancillary revenue yearbook’ report by IdeaWorks. Here is how AirAsia X’s ancillaries break down in IdeaWorks’ report: But what’s missing here? Ancillaries from AirAsia X’s […]

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Aggregate and accelerate your SBB with Satcom1 solution!

Before I start getting accused of having some sort of anagenda – does that girl never stop singing the praises of in-flight high-speedInternet, (ahem)? – I want to tell you about technology that makes Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband(SBB) service faster. The solution comes from Satcom1, a small firm headquartered onthe grounds of Le Bourget airport in France. […]

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Free beer in flight (but only if you’re a criminal)

Those beers you order in flight? They are not charged in real time to your credit card. Nor are the sandwiches or the snack packs or the movies or the duty free you order from the flight attendants’ trolley or via the in-flight entertainment system. Those transactions occur when the aircraft reaches the gate. After […]

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