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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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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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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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T+L magazine: Virgin America, Singapore are top airlines

Virgin America has been named the USA’s top airline according to the 2014 “World’s Best Awards” released today (July 2) by Travel + Leisuremagazine. It’s the seventh consecutive year T+Lhas tabbed the San Francisco-based carrier as the top in the nation. JetBlue was tabbed No. 2 in the USA, while Hawaiian, Southwest and Alaska Airlines rounded out the top […]

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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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