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UPDATE 1: System certification questions abound as leaky line story breaks

A source tells RWG that Gore has been selected as the new provider of leaky feeder cables to AeroMobile, after cables from a former supplier failed flam tests. I’ve asked Gore for comment. Gore’s web site says: “GORE Cable Based Antennas for Aircraft and Mining are multiple standard radiating coax cables that set the standard […]

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VIDEO: One-on-one with AeroMobile CEO Pal Bjordal

AeroMobile is poised to have a watershed year, as airlines across the globe fit their fleets with the company’s in-flight mobile connectivity solution. I sat down with AeroMobile CEO Pal Bjordal at the company’s headquarters outside of London. Bjordal tell us what 2011 holds for AeroMobile, and what passengers can expect to do with their […]

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Boeing conducts broad avionics review after Wi-Fi interference

Boeing’s investigation into why in-flight connectivity interfered with Honeywell’s Phase 3 Display Units (DU) during electro magnetic interference (EPI) testing is not merely limited to those particular Honeywell parts. The US airframer, which has offered the Phase 3 DUs on aircraft since July 2009, is currently mired in the laborious process of determining whether any […]

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Size doesn’t matter, but the winner takes it (nearly) all

This evening I had great honour of emceeing the first annual Passenger Choice Awards, which was hosted by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), the group formerly known as the WAEA. One of my favorite moments of the night occurred when in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) guru, APEX chief (and Emirates VP) grabbed a crate […]

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Virgin brand everywhere as Passenger Choice finalists are revealed

Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, V Australia. All three carriers have been short-listed as finalists for the first annual Passenger Choice Awards by passengers from all over the world. Indeed, Virgin-branded airlines have been named as finalists in all but one of 12 categories – Best in Region, Middle East. Virgin will no doubt remedy that […]

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V Australia poised to switch on AeroMobile connectivity

Fellow Reed Business Information publication, Australian Travel Weekly, is reporting that in-flight connectivity is finally coming Australia  (see below). Hat tip to our Australian correspondent Will Horten, and author of the Wings Down Under blog, for the heads up.V Australia, it’s time to turn on that AeroMobile system, plus connected IFE, yeah? Australians will soon […]

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PICTURES: IFE system will alert you of an incoming call

We know that V Australia is launching the world’s first integrated cellular and in-flight entertainment (IFE) platform this year. The mobile connectivity service is being provided by AeroMobile and the IFE is Panasonic’s eX2 system.But what exactly will V Australia’s connected IFE entail? Picture yourself watching a show on board an aircraft. The IFE system […]

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V Australia readies to launch first fully integrated IFEC on 777s

V Australia is to start offering in-flight mobile connectivity to passengers on its Boeing 777-300ERs in the second quarter.The carrier, which offers Panasonic’s latest generation eX2 in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, is also a customer of eXPhone, Panasonic’s branding for AeroMobile’s mobile connectivity solution.When eXPhone goes live in the second quarter, it will represent the first […]

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That’s a good start, Australia!

Just read an article from It Wire about how Australia is gearing up to allow in-flight mobile phone use, although passengers will likely be limited to GPRS and SMS. Hey, that’s a good start, Australia! US lawmakers, do you still think your Hang-Up legislation is a good idea? Honestly? Come on. Think!!!Some key pars from […]

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Cash bars in economy class? Bring it on!

A cash bar in economy class, now wouldn’t that be nice? For this road warrior, it would be very nice indeed. “There has been talk about cash bars for economy. Whether that continues, with the economic climate, and whether airlines lay out more space for that sort of thing, is not clear,” says top transport […]

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