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Get ready to dance in the aisles with RAVE

If the recent World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Palm Springs showed us anything, it is that an economic recession may be the very best time to innovate. Several IFEC companies have done just that, and are now standing out for their technological envelope-pushing. One such firm, The IMS Company, received mad […]

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Projected IFE for regional jets (Inflight Canada amazes Part II)

One doesn’t normally see in-flight entertainment (IFE) offered on regional jets (depending on your definition of a regional jet, of course). But Inflight Canada, which showed us a pretty incredible in-seat power installation at the WAEA show last week, has created a drop-down solution – that uses projector technology!!! – for regionals that is “less […]

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VIDEO: Inflight Canada amazes (Part 1)

Inflight Canada is best known for its innovative iCACHE underfloor IFE installation system, which makes everything nice and neat and less complicated, and which has attracted customers like Air Canada and Virgin America. But Inflight Canada is not a ’one trick pony’ by any stretch. Indeed, the company showcased two rather amazing products at this week’s […]

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VIDEO: Thales reveals concept seat to “generate thought”

Thales’ concept seat grabbed some headlines at the Paris air show, where this jouna-blogger had a chance to see it (after getting past heavy, heavy security). The same concept was also on display this week at the WAEA show in Palm Springs, but this time Thales let me take a bit of video footage. This is guerilla […]

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Delayed 747-8 provokes raffle fun from cheeky monkey

Chock it up to incredibly unfortunate timing. Boeing  placed its 747-8 mini mockup on display at this week’s World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Palm Springs, California only to announce later in the week that the aircraft programme would be delayed again and that the airframer would take a pre-tax charge of “approximately $1 billion” […]

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AeroMobile gets huge penetration as it readies for transatlantic

AeroMobile is about to show the massive transatlantic market what its GSM/GPRS service is made of. The Arinc/Telenor partnership’s mobile connectivity solution, branded by Panasonic Avionics as eXphone, is part of the connectivity suite being provided by the IFEC giant to Lufthansa, which, by the way, is already making press arrangements for Monday’s big announcement. While […]

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Lufthansa announcement would be “super”: OnAir CEO

The annual World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition is hotly anticipating Monday’s announcement that Lufthansa has partnered with Panasonic Avionics to reinstate in-flight broadband on its overseas flights, a partnership that was first reported here (for those with short-term memories, ahem). Sources with knowledge of the situation say Lufthansa will announce the agreement […]

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First video of Panasonic’s Karma (nice)

Panasonic’s Karma touch-screen handset is hot (yes, we’ve said that before). But here is an indepth on-camera look at everything you can expect. Coming to an airline very soon….

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PHOTOS: Lumexis goes 2G

Lumexis, that plucky California company that is bringing some much-needed competition to the in-flight entertainment space, has introduced a second-generation iteration of its potentially revolutionary fiber optic-based, fiber-to-the-screen (FTTS) in-flight entertainment system. The first generation product, trialled on a single US Airways Airbus A320, “flew flawlessly and never required even a single system reboot in […]

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Game on as Carlisle acquires ECS

Glasses will no doubt be raised, or rather, beer bottles will no doubt be clanked, as Carlisle Companies joins with its newly acquired Electronic Cable Specialists (ECS) this evening in celebrating what many football fans are calling “the game of the century”. I’m not going to even pretend I know why the Green Bay vs […]

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