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News and views plus a flooze and vibrant hues

A lot of IFE&C&I (in-flight entertainment and connectivity and interiors) stuff is piling up around me and so a “news and views” blog is in order. Please excuse my made-up acronym. It is useful for this little exercise. Firstly, I’m delighted to report that I’ve received a number of answers in the affirmative to my 18 December question: “Can we […]

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Continental admits 80-channel LiveTV system; Bravo JetBlue!

I’ve been waiting for this day for several weeks. Continental Airlines has finally confirmed it will offer LiveTV’s brand spanking new 80-channel live television system on its domestic Boeing narrowbodies. For the very dedicated RWG readers among you, LiveTV’s deal with Continental is not a surprise. While Continental originally signed up for LiveTV’s second generation […]

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Finnair’s crystal ball sees cool exteriors, hot interiors in 2093

What will aircraft look like in 85 years? Finnair, which is celebrating its 85th birthday, seeks to answer that question on its fun new web site Departure 2093 at www.departure2093.com One of my favourite of five visions for future aircraft is the so-called A600-850M “wide-bodied, zero-emission supersonic aircraft”. This 600 to 850-seat aircraft – which […]

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LiveTV: Eagle is out of the canary cage

Not so very long ago, a then nubile Runway Girl blog noted that the adoption by US carriers of in-seat live satellite television – together with connectivity services – was a growing trend. Despite serious industry challenges of late, some airlines are keen to keep this trend alive. And LiveTV appears well-placed to capture a nice […]

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Back to Blogging after Belfast: Musings, Mumblings but no Grumblings

Last week I had the great privilege to spend some time in my favourite country, Ireland. I flew on a Continental Airlines Boeing 757 from Newark to Belfast to attend Bombardier’s pre-Farnborough briefing, and then took the train down to Dublin for a day of expensive fun (such a shame that the dollar is about […]

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Déjà vu: 50-seat RJ glut appears to loom large

It seems like only yesterday that a big, nasty glut of 50-seat regional jets was being predicted, and then didn’t quite come to fruition. The threat foretold around the middle of this decade seemed to dissipate last year, as Independence Air’s RJs found homes, and as reported in May 2007 by Darren Shannon at Flight […]

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787 tale chasing on the Friday before ISTAT

Speculation that Boeing will once again delay the 787 program reached fever pitch yesterday among Wall Street circles and industry talking-heads. Journalists, bloggers and journa-bloggers alike (anyone understand the difference anymore?) did their duty to firm up the story – calling Boeing, 787 customers and anybody who might be willing to go on-record for a […]

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