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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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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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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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IATA expects airline profits to hit $18b in 2014

IATA expects airline profits to hit $18b in 2014 Industry leaders attend a panel discussion entitled “The Bottom Line” during the IATA’s 70th Annual General Meeting in Doha, Qatar on Monday. Photo: AFP The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Monday it expects airline companies to record combined net profits of $18 billion in 2014. Revenues […]

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Aeromexico Connects with Panasonic and will Become the First Latin American Airline to Offer In-Flight Broadband+

Aeromexico Connects with Panasonic and will Become the First Latin American Airline to Offer In-Flight Broadband+ Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, has chosen Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) as its ground-breaking global in-flight broadband Wi-Fi provider. It will become the first airline in Latin America to offer in-flight broadband by choosing Panasonic’s Ku-band satellite service – the […]

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Wireless IFE May Be Coming Soon To Widebodies

Wireless IFE May Be Coming Soon To Widebodies Embedded inflight entertainment (IFE) systems have become synonymous with long-haul air travel, providing a welcome distraction to passengers seated in tight quarters for many hours. But wireless IFE providers have been making inroads into the narrowbody market thanks to the proliferation of personal electronic devices, and they […]

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Will AT&T Competition Crush the Upstart?

Will AT&T Competition Crush the Upstart? On Monday, Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO  ) will release its quarterly report and, until a few weeks ago, investors were unreservedly optimistic about the prospects for the provider of Wi-Fi service on aircraft. But now that AT&T (NYSE: T  ) is preparing to offer its own rival in-flight service, the question Gogo faces is whether its ability thus […]

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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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