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#DXB11: CSeries interiors guru talks CMS, connectivity (YES!)

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Bombardier studies connectivity for…wait for it….the Q400!

Bombardier is quickly becoming known as an airframer that is committed to providing in-flight connectivity on its business and commercial aircraft, and is even eyeing connectivity for the Q400 turboprop. The Canadian company has partnered with ViaSat and EMS Aviation to offer a Ku-band satellite-supported high-speed Internet option on Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. […]

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I’m not going to use the tired ‘bigger is better’ headline (but it is)

Bombardier’s new CSeries mock-up – unveiled at the Paris Air Show – is da bomb. Yes, I know I’m not a teenager anymore, but even the most jaded, angst-filled teen would be impressed with what Bombardier was doing at the air show (though he/she would feign nonchalance.) Most notable for this RWG was the fact […]

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Showcase your cabin on video without taking aircraft out of service

Mediastation, a UK firm that specializes in computer generated imagery and 3D production, has just launched a product for aviation that lets airlines produce entirely CGI videos of cabins, aircraft etc. Why is such a service so important? Well airlines hate taking aircraft out of revenue service for film shoots for obvious reasons. However, they […]

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Astronaut Gene Cernan talks in-flight connectivity and Mars

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Bombardier sees strong niche for all-premium CSeries

Right now a friend of mine is flying from London City to New York JFK aboard British Airways’ new all-premium Airbus A318 service. Said friend is genuinely excited about his trip, and yet he has probably flown darn near every aircraft in darn near every configuration. With such unbridled enthusiasm for the all-premium concept still […]

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Is Ambit’s lawsuit against Aircell starting to bite?

Earlier this year, US technology firm Ambit Corp filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines and Aircell claiming patent infringement regarding the provision of Internet access onboard aircraft. I debated whether to report on this event and ultimately decided to write this erudite paragraph, ahem: Marsha, I mean Aircell, Aircell, Aircell. With all the news […]

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Could Bombardier break ground on new IFE&C paradeigm?

  My colleague Megan Kuhn travelled to Montreal this week to witness the groundbreaking of Bombardier’s first CSeries facility, a training center called CIASTA – first revealed here – that will house a virtual CSeries aircraft. While in Montreal, Megan asked Bombardier executives about the airframer’s plans for IFE on the aircraft. You may recall […]

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Bombardier embraces social media; names Panasonic as CSeries supplier

I’ve been meaning to blog about this all week. During a delightful, delicious press dinner last Sunday in Paris, Bombardier told the world’s aviation journalists that it intends to embrace social media networking. The airframer is open to ideas on how to proceed, but obviously @Bombardier on Twitter is a wonderful way to start. For those […]

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Bombardier studies business-class seats for Q400 NextGen

Norwegian regional Wideroe today made headlines for taking delivery of Bombardier’s first Q400 NextGen turboprop. If you are a regular reader of RWG, you already knew Wideroe was earmarked for this bird, which features LED lighting, new ceiling panels, “dished” window sidewalls to maximize light entering through the window, and larger overhead luggage bins. Wideroe has opted to […]

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