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PHOTO: Aircell starts testing its new streaming video service

Wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) is coming to an aircraft near you. Aircell is testing the video service that will be trialled on American Airlines this summer. Check out the company’s latest pic, taken “in a room full of people” testing the new service, and join in the conversation on FaceBook.

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#PAS11 VIDEO: Jon and Mary wrap up the Paris Air Show

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#PAS11 VIDEO: AirAsia X CEO details plan to offer wireless IFE

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Ka coverage has gap in the Midwest & other Aircell musings

Later today Aircell will publish on its blog a rather thorough Q&A with its president and CEO Michael Small, who talks about everything from the firm’s business model to its technology road map and the future of Ka satellite-based in-flight connectivity. Aircell was kind enough to give me an advance copy of the Q&A. I’ve […]

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A Panasonic portable patent emerges…

A mere six years after filing for the patent, Panasonic Avionics has received the all-clear to provide the following portable entertainment device for use in what appears to be any passenger vehicle: A portable media device for use in cooperation with passenger entertainment systems installed in vehicles, such as automobiles and aircraft, and methods for […]

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Exclusive: New “Simple” wireless IFE solution revealed

Despite great efforts to push my body to the limit at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (#AIX11) in Hamburg, including engaging in some dancing queen moments on my final day (I trust that videotape will be burned), I’ve returned largely intact. This is due to the fact that I was able to nab some sleep on […]

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What do you get when you combine wireless IFE with iPads?

The answer, according to Innotech Aviation, is the SkyPad. See the firm’s vague statement below. Some folks simply can’t wait to break their news until #AIX11, humph Montreal, QC – March 29, 2011 – Innotech Aviation has awarded California-based tech startup, Esoteric, an order for 35 ship sets of its SkyPad wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) […]

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What you need to know before AIX in Hamburg (Part I)

I read a fascinating Newsweek article the other day while pretending to work out at the gym (yes, I do drag myself there at least once a fortnight when I’m not traveling and when I’m not…well, I do drag myself there at least once a month). The article suggested that the Twitterization of our culture […]

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UPDATE 1: Wireless IFE back in the fray with Condor announcement

Updated with new info…An announcement today from Lufthansa Systems that the firm is bringing a new wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution to German holiday carrier Condor’s Boeing 767s begs all sorts of questions. You’ll recall, no doubt, that Boeing originally intended to offer wireless IFE on the 787, and Panasonic and Thales created solutions for […]

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Airbus explores 60 GHz for wireless IFE, WAIC: Prof. Keusgen

Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Keusgen from the Dept. BM (Broadband Mobile Communication Networks) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, says the institute has had “several projects with Airbus regarding the deployment of 60 GHz technology for wireless inflight entertainment as well as low rate WAIC [Wireless Avionics Intra-Communications] at lower frequencies for […]

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