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SAS to offer in-flight connectivity (again)

SAS is using FaceBook to break the news that it intends to offer in-flight mobile and Internet connectivity on both European and intercontinental routes. There is no word yet on whether this former Connexion by Boeing customer has opted to offer OnAir’s mobile and Wi-Fi solutions (which are supported by Inmarsat SwiftBroadband) or another offering […]

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Oman Air reveals low Wi-Fi take-up (Twitter responds)

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) announcement this week that it is bringing OnAir-provided mobile connectivity and Wi-Fi to its aircraft is so interesting on so many levels that it deserves a blog all its own (and it will get one). But before we can opine about why Panasonic Avionics mega-IFE customer SIA selected Airbus/SITA joint venture OnAir’s […]

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Serious business deserves to be taken seriously

I arrived home on Thursday night, after spending five days covering the co-located Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas (AIX) exhibitions in Long Beach, California. My cat – justifiably angry that I was away for so long – peed all over my laundry, but thankfully she spared the furniture (forgoing her […]

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Why Emirates is an in-flight entertainment rock star

Emirates recently won an Airline Business strategy award for technology. Here’s why: Some carriers burst onto the in-flight entertainment scene like giant supernovas. They extol the virtues of a new system or gizmo – and perhaps even briefly outshine other products – only to let the technology languish and ultimately fade out of the limelight. […]

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VIDEO: BA explains how to use your mobile phone in-flight

A lot of misinformation is still floating around out there about in-flight cell phone connectivity. For example, many folks here in the United States aren’t even aware that A) in-flight mobile connectivity is totally safe (with the right pico cell equipment on board the aircraft) and B) in-flight mobile connectivity is being offered on loads […]

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VIDEO: BA explains how to use your mobile phone in-flight

A lot of misinformation is still floating around out there about in-flight cell phone connectivity. For example, many folks here in the United States aren’t even aware that A) in-flight mobile connectivity is totally safe (with the right pico cell equipment on board the aircraft) and B) in-flight mobile connectivity is being offered on loads […]

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VIDEO: World’s first in-flight mobile portal

British Airways offers OnAir’s in-flight mobile connectivity service on its all-business LondonCity-New York JFK route, allowing passengers to use their own mobile phones orsmartphones (such as Blackberry devices) for text messages, emails andInternet access.Now the carrier has become the launch customer for Airbus/SITA joint venture OnAir’s in-flight mobile portal, a first of its kind. SITA […]

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Is Row 44 a flirt or is she serious?

If Row 44 was a woman, she’d be a lass after my own heart – a little bit flirty but willing to team up with the right partner. We know about the OnAir/Row 44 chat and former OnAir chief Benoit Debain’s open admission that the Airbus/SITA joint venture would be game for such a tie-up. But […]

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UPDATE: Leadership change at Airbus/SITA JV OnAir

Updated from original blog:Airbus/SITA joint venture OnAir has appointed Ian Dawkins as chief executive, effective 15 June, RWG can exclusively reveal. According to his latest LinkedIn profile, Dawkins currently works as Airbus’ head of future programmes. The photo of Dawkins above was taken at a 2008 project management conference. Current OnAir CEO Benoit Debains joined […]

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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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