Archive | March, 2014

Forget First Class: LinkedIn and Delta Launch ‘Innovation Class’

Forget First Class: LinkedIn and Delta Launch ‘Innovation Class’ If you’re an entrepreneur looking to rub elbows with startup royalty, here’s your chance. Delta Airlines announced this week it’s partnering with the social networking site LinkedInto connect high-profile professionals with the businessleaders of tomorrow. Through the new mentoring program, called “Innovation Class,” Delta is offering LinkedIn members the […]

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Malaysia Air Incident Will Spur Airline Industry Technology Changes

Malaysia Air Incident Will Spur Airline Industry Technology Changes In a world where Google Inc. knows your shopping habits and police use mobile phones to pinpoint locations of emergency calls, how can a wide-body Boeing Co. 777 fall off the grid? The communications blackout engulfing Flight 370 shines a light on the voice, radar and satellite links […]

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Lufthansa rolls out mobile phone services with AeroMobile

Lufthansa rolls out mobile phone services with AeroMobile Lufthansa German Airlines has launched its inflight mobile phone service with AeroMobile, allowing passengers to use their mobile devices to text and browse online via Lufthansa FlyNet. With eight aircraft equipped and in service, Lufthansa has confirmed it will roll out mobile connectivity across its entire long-haul fleet of […]

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PANASONIC WILL DOUBLE THE SIZE OF CONNECTIVITY-EQUIPPED FLEET BY END OF 2014

Panasonic announced that it will double the size of its connectivity-equipped fleet by the end of 2014 following FAA certification of a bird strike compliant radome for B777-200 aircraft. The STC (supplemental type certificate) for the B777-200 radome paves the way for approvals on other aircraft types. Panasonic currently has more than 150 B777-200 aircraft […]

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8 Expert Theories Behind the Malaysia Air Disappearance

8 Expert Theories Behind the Malaysia Air Disappearance The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles (11 kilometers) above the earth. So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has […]

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Flight MH370: What Is Known About Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Flight MH370: What Is Known About Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet An extensive search has revealed no sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. What authorities say is known as of Monday evening: — The Boeing 777 carrying 239 people lost contact over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam; there was no sign of trouble before […]

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And the Next Airlines to Hop on the In-Flight WiFi Wagon is…

And the Next Airlines to Hop on the In-Flight WiFi Wagon is… It’s time to stay connected high in the sky with yet another carrier, as this week there’s a buzz around El Aland their plans to install the necessary bits and pieces to support a little in-flight WiFi. To start things will just be an option […]

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Why a high-tech jet is so hard to find

Why a high-tech jet is so hard to find The pervasiveness of consumer technology that can track our every move has left some people scratching their heads as to why something so much more technically advanced, like the Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 people, could just disappear from the sky. Experts say the technology used to track […]

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OH NO! You’ll have to work 24 by 7: INFLIGHT WI-FI all set for big take-off

OH NO! You’ll have to work 24 by 7: INFLIGHT WI-FI all set for big take-off SINGAPORE – Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say. More airlines are […]

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Lufthansa Bets on Mobile Access, New Class to Narrow Luxury Gap

Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/BloombergLufthansa is trailing competitors including British Airways by more than a decade in offering four travel classes, while Gulf and Asian carriers are raising the bar in on-board service quality and entertainment. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA) will allow passengers to use their own mobile devices to view films and add a new premium economy […]

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