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I’d like to tell you about Orbis

Last year, while I was scurrying from one interview to the next during the final day of the annual World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) exhibition in Palm Springs, California, Thompson Aerospace president and CEO Mark Thompson pulled me aside and asked if I could spare a few minutes to talk about something at his booth. […]

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Passenger comfort matters (apparently)

Airbus is keen to work with Boeing on a standard for measuring seat comfort. Passenger comfort, you say, do the airframers really give a damn? Well, apparently they do. And they will be discussing it at the forthcoming WAEA IFE/seats single focus workshop in Hamburg. (Whether or not your hometown airline gives a damn is […]

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VIDEO: What’s hot inside the aircraft cabin (2010)

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Aircell on record about financing installations of Gogo

Aircell wants to set the record straight about the “black box mystery” surrounding airlines’ equipage of its Gogo in-flight broadband system. Speaking to RWG for an upcoming Flight feature about in-flight connectivity, Aircell executive vice-president, airlines John Happ confirms that “some airlines took advantage early on of Aircell providing capital in exchange for other terms […]

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What’s a couple of decades? Change is now afoot.

Twenty years ago, the World Airline Entertainment Association’s board of directors concluded that the name of the organization no longer defined the scope of the group, as evidenced by the above clipping from the latest issue of Avion magazine.Today, the WAEA’s current board is ready to formally press forward with a change that will include […]

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SCOOP: WAEA seeks to include interiors sector in rebrand

The World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) wants to add the interiors sector to its mix, RWG can exclusively reveal.A WAEA spokesman confirms that members received a letter yesterday about the matter. They have until 7 May to vote on whether or not to rebrand as the Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) group. We’re already seeing evidence […]

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Cache machine: Aircell reveals details of ‘video client’

Aircell’s cached video solution, first revealed by RWG in December 2008, is starting to garner some mainstream media attention. A good thing too, since the solution – dubbed the ‘Aircell Video Client’ – appears to be a clever tool in Aircell’s shed, and a good way to use that 1 terabyte of server storage already […]

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Portable IFE meets charitable causes

Portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) specialist digEcor believes handhelds still have a long shelf life despite the proliferation of personal electronic devices (PEDs) among passengers. To wit, the firm is working with Chinese partner Lefeel Media Technology to bring to market new 7in and 10in portables, the L7 and L10 respectively, which are thin, sleek and […]

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Passive revenue from active selling

Amended below to include my proper Yahoo email address. It has already been one of those days…“Show me the money.” That memorable quote from the movie Jerry Maguire was the aptly-chosen headline of a very interesting speech given by Thales Avionics business development manager – new passenger experiences Andrew Bourque at the recent World Airline […]

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Get your kit on!

JetBlue Airways subsidiary LiveTV’s new Kiteline World solution was heralded by at least one senior level industry executive as among the three most exciting bright new things to come out of the recent World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Palm Springs, California. The other two, said our senior executive, were Panasonic’s Fusion […]

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