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Runway Girl VIDEO: Comlux gets connected at #EBACE11

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Global in-flight Internet comes to light cabin aircraft

It’s no secret that this RWG loves an ultra-high-speed Internet connection, be it on the ground or in the air. But for smaller aircraft especially, many would argue that it makes little sense for operators to bolt on the far larger, heavier equipment required to bring that sort of service to the cabin or cockpit. […]

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Will Oman offer high-speed Internet to counter Gulf Air’s plan?

It’s no longer a question of “if” airlines should bring connectivity on board their aircraft, but rather a question of “how”. So said Oman Air chief executive Peter Hill at the 18th Annual Conference of “The Future of Air Transport” held on 29-30 November in London.Oman currently offers OnAir-supported in-flight mobile connectivity and Internet. The […]

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VIDEO: Thrane & Thrane unveils new VOIP handset for bizjets

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UPDATE 1: A word about connectivity before I disconnect…

Updated to note that Southwest Airlines is now saying it will charge $5 for Wi-Fi regardless of device or flight (holy moly…what will this mean for Gogo pricing?) And yes, this update means that I had to have one more word. Arghghgh. The grip of SM addiction! BLOGI’m jumping off the grid for about 10 […]

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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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Who needs a man? RWG saddles up to UAVs.

The AUVSI unmanned systems show gets underway in Denver this week and as you can see from the photo above the Flightglobal team-members will have virtually no place to stretch their legs in the newsroom. I know we don’t generally discuss UAVs on RWG (okay, we never discuss UAVs on RWG, although, as a single […]

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Will Ka-band in-flight connectivity leapfrog Ku?

While Thales doesn’t come right out and say it, the firm appears to be now hedging its bets that Ka-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity is the wave of the not-too-distant future, and that carriers should think twice before taking the leap to a Ku-band product – such as those on offer from rival Panasonic Avionics and […]

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VIDEO: Thales IFE chief touts Ka-band in-flight connectivity

Thales uses Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband aeronautical service to bring connectivity to its latest generation in-flight entertainment system and to offer mobile and Wi-Fi solutions to carriers. But as the need for higher-bandwidth functionality grows (yes, we like our video streaming), Thales is prepared to evolve with the times, and is confident that Ka-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity […]

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