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Wireless IFE back in the fray

Just because Boeing opted against wireless IFE solutions for its 787 doesn’t mean airframers are not interested in making that sort of architecture available. Take Airbus, for example. “In combination with our approach to connectivity we continue to study and research wireless IFE with industry players that have complementary offers to Airbus products in the […]

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Roll out the barrel but leave this seat on the drawing room floor

Bombardier’s very first CSeries test aircraft is poised to start taking shape after the first fuselage test barrel was delivered to the airframer’s St Laurent facility outside of Montreal. Check out Bombardier’s video (hey, those are some nice multi-media skills you’ve got going there, Bombardier!). > Bombardier is being very forward-thinking with this aircraft. Indeed, […]

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Bombardier embraces social media; names Panasonic as CSeries supplier

I’ve been meaning to blog about this all week. During a delightful, delicious press dinner last Sunday in Paris, Bombardier told the world’s aviation journalists that it intends to embrace social media networking. The airframer is open to ideas on how to proceed, but obviously @Bombardier on Twitter is a wonderful way to start. For those […]

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Bombardier sees “good chance” of wireless IFE on CSeries

Bombardier has hinted at it before – that wireless IFE might find a place on the CSeries. But the company now believes there is “a good chance” that by the time its CSeries mainline airliner enters service in 2013, a wireless IFE offering may be viable. The Canadian airframer tells RWG: “As we watch technology […]

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Panasonic goes on record about wireless IFE: Part 2 & 3

My chat with Panasonic director of product marketing Cedric Rhoads about wireless IFE was fruitful indeed. Unfortunately, word count constraints prevented me from using all of his best quotes in my recent Flight piece concerning this subject. So in classic note-dumping style, here is Part 2 and 3 from that conversation. Part 1 can be found here. (Note: […]

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Panasonic on record about wireless IFE: Part 1

Last week, when Bluebox slung a little good-natured mud by suggesting that Pansonic and Thales perhaps “weren’t up to the challenge” of providing wireless IFE on the Boeing 787, I felt compelled to speak to the two hardware giants about whether or not wireless IFE is now viable, and if it has a place in […]

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