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Swallowing at a price

Shannon’s pub outside of gate D11 at Baltimore/Washington International Airport. That’s where I’ve plopped myself down, beer in hand, to wait for United Airlines flight 307 to Los Angeles. For those of you who have been following this blog, you’ll know that I’m en route to Long Beach for the Aircraft Interiors Expo and co-located […]

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Show me the money, says IFE expert

I recently wrote a Flight feature about how airlines are turning to in-flight entertainment and connectivity to drive fresh ancillary revenue streams. But is there really big cash to be made? One IFE expert with deep knowledge of the industry doesn’t think so by any stretch. Here is a little food for thought for those […]

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Antenna news from the Starling front (plus latest specs)

Israel’s Starling Advanced Communication is targeting operators of narrowbody aircraft for its new Ku-band antenna, Mijet-Lite, which will support high-speed connectivity services. Development has been completed and the system is ready for flight testing. A prototype of Mijet-Lite will be unveiled next month at the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Long […]

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Probing the interior

The time has come to use this blog for the noble cause of self promotion. On 9-10 September, I will have the pleasure of moderating some panels at the inaugural Airline Interiors Expo – Americas event, which is making its debut in Long Beach, California. Co-located with the annual World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and […]

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Air play for IFE lovers

CoKinetic Systems, which develops IFE systems software, has been flying under the radar for the last few years. The company is best known for supplying its AirPlay software to Virgin America’s “Red” system (which uses Panasonic hardware), but precious little else has been openly discussed. That’s about to change. Expect a big announcement around September […]

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Hummers, Cocaine and IFE Prove a Skirt-Splitting Good Time

It was September 2003. The World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) was holding its annual conference and exhibition in Seattle. As usual I had booked my schedule to max-capacity, meeting with executives from in-flight entertainment (IFE) and communications firms during the day and writing late into the night about their plans. As an added convenience, I […]

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