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Archive for February, 2013

Supply of in-flight Wi-Fi far exceeds demand

Source: money.msn.com »

Increasing data rates, a recent U.S. regulatory simplification, and a steady growth of global in-flight Wi-Fi installations suggest that popularity of onboard Internet access should be booming.

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Panasonic, Gogo assure they’ve got back-up plans after Ku-band satellite launch failure

Source: blog.apex.aero »

Considering the Internet bandwidth constraints being experienced by passengers on board aircraft today, it could be argued that the failed launch of an Intelsat Ku-band satellite designed to cover North Atlantic routes couldn’t have happened at a worse time.

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Southwest Airlines Launches Movies On Demand

Source: prnewswire.com »

DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that movies on demand are now available on all WiFi-equipped Southwest aircraft for only $5 per movie, per device.

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Cell Phones on the Plane: Possible Lift in Ban on In-Flight Phone Calls, But Some are Still Against It

Source: travelerstoday.com »

The long-held regulations against using cell phones in U.S. airspace may soon be lifted, but many passengers and experts are still against it, citing both health risks and the potential annoyance.

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Exclusive: Airbus exits inflight connectivity business with sale of OnAir stake to SITA

Source: blog.apex.aero »

European airframer Airbus has officially exited the inflight connectivity service business, after selling its stake in OnAir to SITA, the APEX editor’s blog can confirm.

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Emirates puts emphasis on inflight live television as mammoth deal with Panasonic is revealed

Source: blog.apex.aero »

Emirates has confirmed plans to offer Panasonic Avionics’ Global Communications Suite (GCS) – including live television – on its widebodies, in a unique turn of events that will see inflight connectivity rivals OnAir and Panasonic work together.

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