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Panasonic comes out fighting with wireless & seat-centric IFE

Competition is essential to any industry, and it’s truly wonderful to see so many new players in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) space. Garnering some of the big news headlines these days are airline deals for wireless in-flight entertainment and seat-centric in-flight entertainment systems. Both solutions – offered together or in standalone form – […]

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In-flight Wi-Fi and our insatiable appetite for bandwidth

Here in the United States, passengers are growing increasingly accustomed to having in-flight Wi-Fi at their disposal. Much of the credit for equipping the US fleet goes to Gogo, which in 2006 bought an exclusive 3MHz broadband license for air-to-ground (ATG) services; made the service cheap and cheerful for airlines (even financing installs); and, let’s […]

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Ireland’s Airvod busts out with ‘Seatcentric’ in 5.8Ghz frequency

Irish in-flight entertainment system manufacturer Airvod busted onto the seat-centric and wireless IFE scene last week at APEX, where it unveiled its trademarked ‘Seatcentric’ solution for the first time, and announced Omni International as its launch customer. I sat down with company CEO Terence Bonar, who caught me up to speed on what Airvod is […]

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VIDEO: Panasonic talks wireless IFE and the Boeing 787

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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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Holy Hell! Virgin America to offer wireless IFE from Lufthansa Systems

Virgin America, which offers one of the best embedded in-flight entertainment systems in the US skies, has teamed with Lufthansa Systems to bring streaming video to passengers. I received the following brief email just now: Media invitation: Virgin America and Lufthansa Systems team up to take in-flight entertainment to new heights. I presume more info […]

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Embedded in-flight entertainment is not dead yet

Do you envisage a day when every passenger on board an aircraft will be able to access wireless in-flight entertainment? A day when you and your fellow travelers won’t need in-seat monitors to watch a wide variety of early release movies because they are being streamed to your fully powered tablets instead? Yeah, me too. […]

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Could Gogo lure Southwest Airlines to the other side?

Ever since Southwest Airlines announced its merger with AirTran Airways, executives at Southwest and executives at Gogo have gotten to know each other better. AirTran’s entire fleet is fitted with Gogo’s air-to-ground airborne Internet solution, while Southwest is in the process of equipping its aircraft with Row 44′s Ku-band connectivity offering so naturally Southwest is […]

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VIDEO: Gogo unveils wireless IFE, multi-media platform

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Exclusive: JetBlue unit working with DirecTV on wireless IFE

Saints above I’m buried in a sea of pre- and post-Paris work right now (yes, I’m even behind on pre-Paris!) but I need to stop for a few minutes to tell you the news – JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV is working with DirecTV to stream live television to passengers’ own devices where DirecTV is available. Key […]

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