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A little slip but BoardConnect install still planned for this year

German holiday carrier Condor is still planning to offer Lufthansa Systems’ BoardConnect wireless in-flight entertainment to passengers, although the time frame for doing so has slipped a little bit to the right, RWG has learned. The airline is in the process of taking over two aircraft from another airline, and refurbishing them with its own […]

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Captain’s log: iPad interference with avionics is ‘poppycock’

Apple iPads can be found in airport lounges. Apple iPads are being used as airport check-in kiosks. Apple iPads have been handed to flight attendants to personalize the passenger experience. Apple iPads are being distrubted to pilots to use as electronic flight bags (EFBs). At virtually every touch point in the travel experience – and […]

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TechNews tackles Wi-Fi interference with Honeywell displays

I’m not convinced TechNews advances this story in any substantial way, but it’s interesting to see how people are growing so accustomed to having in-flight Wi-Fi they expect stakeholders to do what it takes to ensure they get to keep it. “It [Wi-Fi] better interfere good because I like my Wi-Fi in the air,” says […]

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#PAS11: Inmarsat sees Global Xpress on airlines in 2014

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PHOTO: United Boeing 757-200 N593UA with hump (finally)

United Airlines’ Boeing 757-200 testbed (N593UA), which is fitted with leather seats, 110V power and Row 44′s satellite-based in-flight connectivity system, serves as a sort of symbol of what the carrier could do to improve the passenger experience (and allows United to test Row 44 against Aircell’s Gogo, which is installed on a dozen of […]

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UPDATE 1: Boeing confirms Wi-Fi interference with Honeywell avionics

Tonight is already sizing up to be a very late night so I’m going to simply copy and paste my Flightglobal story to this blog until tomorrow morning. Clearly BIG lessons are being learned about interference through the massive Gogo retrofits being accomplished. Bloody good to know, I’d say. Honeywell Phase 3 Display Units (DUs) […]

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PHOTO: Southwest’s in-flight portal plus equipage details

This morning I spotted this photo of Southwest Airlines’ in-flight Wi-Fi portal on Flickr, specifically on the Yahoo! blog’s Yodel Anecdotal photo stream (click on the image to see the original more clearly).The pic was snapped over a year ago, but as you can see, the portal largely offers what service provider Row 44 promised […]

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My daughter’s fav show highlights in-flight Wi-Fi

My munchkin was glued to the TV screen when Tori from Victorious tried in-flight Wi-Fi. Munchkin says she found it “very interesting” and “important”. Hey, she’s right! I think we know who to thank for this newfangled in-flight Wi-Fi thingy in the USA – Aircell, which has just completed it’s 1,000th install of Gogo (customer […]

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Wi-Fi love for Virgins and experienced alike

Bloody hell but Virgin America is a smart promotional cookie (as usual). Aircell has been giving out free “first timers” promos for its Gogo in-flight broadband solution for months, but Virgin America has had the good sense to let Google put its stamp on all that free Wi-Fi love from 10 November 2009 until 15 […]

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Southwest reveals talks with Aircell!

For more information, check out my article now running on the new IFE&C channel Southwest Airlines today told a packed room of IFE&C executives and airlines that, unlike most of its colleagues, it hasn’t “chosen Aircell at this point”. Speaking at the WAEA single focus workshop in Mukilteo, Southwest senior manager, flight operations technologies Doug […]

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