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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 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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World Cup Final Watched Live by Record 40,000 Airline Passengers

Germany’s 1-0 victory over Argentina in last night’s soccer World Cup final was watched in real-time by 40,000 airline passengers, a record for a live in-flight television broadcast. Football fans on almost 200 jets operated by nine carriers including Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Turkish Airlines and Emirates were able to view the tournament’s climax, according to Panasonic Corp. (6752), […]

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Keeping track of developments in flight tracking and e-enablement

Just as satellite companies and in-flight connectivity providers have squared off to compete for business associated with the e-enablement of civil aircraft, so too have they squared off to provide formal aircraft tracking solutions in the wake of the tragic disappearance of MH370. Inmarsat and Iridium’s separate L-band satellite networks have each supported cockpit communications […]

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Chicken run…

I’ve often wondered if Global Eagle’s founders experienced the same dilemma as Benjamin Franklin when deciding which bird to choose as their emblem, and I’ve noted my opinion on several occasions that they appear to have chosen poorly. Now it seems that Global Eagle is up for sale and is trying to entice other inflight […]

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World Cup Fever Live at 30k feet on British Airways powered by Panasonic

“Live football five miles up in the sky – that’s the height of in-flight entertainment,”  John Paintsil

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Free Wi-Fi for Saudia’s premium passengers

Created on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:15 Saudia has become the first airline in the Middle East to offer free Wi-Fi to its first class and business class passengers. The promotion, which started on 19 May, is available on flights between the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia and US destinations, as well as London Heathrow, Paris […]

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Japan Airlines to provide free access to Wi-Fi hotspots across Japan

From July, passengers on Japan Airlines flights arriving into the airline’s home nation will enjoy free access to WiFi hotspots across half the country. Covering 17 cities and valid for up to 14 days, access will be provided through partnerships with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East). Japan Airlines’ website will shortly be updated with […]

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Faubert: Wi-Fi? Games? TV? Airlines say, we got that

June 24, 2014 This summer, Americans are expected to go on vacation in record numbers. Between June 1 and Aug. 31, an estimated 210 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers, according to the trade organization Airlines for America. That’s an increase of 1.5 percent from the same period last year. To stave off boredom […]

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