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Air Europa Selects Panasonic eXConnect and eX3, Becomes the First Spanish Airline to Offer In-flight Broadband

Air Europa has chosen Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) eX3 and eXConnect in-flight entertainment and communications solutions for its new 787-8 Dreamliner fleet. It will become the first airline in Spain to offer in-flight broadband by choosing Panasonic’s Ku-band satellite service – the only global network solely dedicated to aviation. This eXConnect service enables passengers to […]

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Panasonic puts NFC in the aircraft cabin

In an industry first, Panasonic introduces EMV-compliant Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology in its in-flight entertainment systems. Industry observers had recently predicted on-board NFC applications were years away, but Panasonic will be launching the technology with airlines in the summer of 2015. The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will utilize NFC for their new […]

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Panasonic Offers New Ultra Low Profile Aeronautical Antenna – Slim Fit Connectivity

At the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo, Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and Boeing Network and Space Systems (N&SS) today announced that, subject to terms, N&SS and Panasonic will develop a ground breaking broadband electronically steered phased array antenna for commercial airliners. The N&SS and Panasonic-designed lightweight antenna, which will deliver Panasonic’s eXConnect broadband in-flight Wi-Fi […]

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British Airways Upgrades IFE with Panasonic’s eX3 System

Flying on British Airways’ Boeing 747s is set to become a more pleasant experience next year for many of the airline’s customers who book a flight on the iconic jumbo jet. The British carrier announced plans to overhaul eighteen of its 747-400 jumbo jets, saying the move will bring the in-flight experience on the revamped […]

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Happy National Aviation Day!

To properly celebrate such an occasion, we’re breaking out some ice cream to enjoy both on the ground and in the air. After all, airlines have been serving up ice cream in the skies for nearly as long as airlines themselves have existed.

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China Eastern and Panasonic Launch Broadband WiFi over China

In a first for the commercial aviation industry in China, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has begun offering broadband connected flights over China using China Telecom Satellite aeronautical service and Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) eXConnect system. The first of 27 CEA aircraft equipped with a system and service tailored to the unique requirements of China is […]

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FREE IN-FLIGHT WI-FI COMES TO JAPAN AS SKYMARK AIRLINES SELECTS BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY FROM PANASONIC

Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third largest airline, has chosen Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (‘Panasonic’) global connectivity service, eXConnect, to provide its passengers with free-of-charge in-flight Wi-Fi service. Passengers will be able to stay on top of current events as they surf the web, keep in touch with friends and family through their social networks, and even check […]

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Crash of Malaysian Jet Shakes Business Travel

ON any given day, there are about 100,000 commercial airline flights, flying more than 50,000 separate routes, around a world where armed conflict is always occurring, somewhere. As companies send business travelers on assignments that often venture into — and even more often over — dangerous areas, employers have become ever more cognizant of a […]

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Farnborough 2014: Aviation seer Udvar-Hazy analyzes Boeing’s 787-9

A day after he gave Airbus its launch order for the A330neo as the Farnborough Air Show opened, Steve Udvar-Hazy was given his usual welcome to the Boeing chalet. John Plueger, left, president of ALC, confers with Steve Udvar Hazy at the Boeing order announcement. John Plueger, left, president of ALC, confers with Steve Udvar […]

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Boeing and Airbus Dominate Skies as Air Show Looms Jetliner Output Is at Record Highs, but Incrementalism Is Unofficial Theme of This Year’s Farnborough Exhibition

LONDON—Part arms bazaar, part industrial petting zoo, the Farnborough air show, which kicks off Monday at an airfield in rural England, represents the aerospace community’s annual opportunity to take the pulse of the business of flying. And with the headwinds of the global economic crisis mostly behind the industry, business is booming again. Jetliner output […]

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