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Panasonic on record about that offerability issue…

Not long after I wrote today’s blog about AeroMobile being as yet unable to receive line-fit offerable status on Airbus aircraft (while the airframer allegedly is flogging only OnAir), I spoke with Panasonic Avionics vice-president, global communications services David Bruner, who revealed the following (which I’ve pulled into an article for the new Flight Global […]

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Why has Airbus not made AeroMobile line-fit offerable on its aircraft?

The other day, in-flight mobile communications provider AeroMobile announced it has completed certification of its system on the Boeing 777-300ER, bringing to six the number of aircraft types now certified. The others are the Airbus A330, A340-300 and A340-500 plus the Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 variant aircraft. What AeroMobile’s statement didn’t mention, however, is that […]

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Real-time, in-flight credit card transactions at hand

If an airline was able to conduct real-time credit card transactions during flight, just think of all the high-end items it could sell to passengers. At present, credit cards are swiped via wireless handhelds on aircraft but the transactions are processed when the aircraft gets on the ground. Because of this billing mechanism – which […]

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Fear and loathing of in-flight chatty Kathy unfounded

Predictions that in-flight mobile phone usage would at best prove a nuisance and at worst provoke an onslaught of air rage episodes haven’t materialized. According to Airbus/SITA partnership OnAir, there are three main reasons why this is so – the OnAir system currently allows up to six simultaneous calls, which is not a high proportion […]

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Ready, set, chat: AeroMobile supports commercial voice-call first

I haven’t written about one of my favourite subjects – in-flight connectivity – in what feels like ages. But I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to say a big word of congratulations to Arinc/Telenor joint venture AeroMobile, which is now enjoying visible gains from its hard work after the first authorized in-flight mobile phone call […]

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