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Archive for October, 2014

Virgin Atlantic debuts moving map on steroids with Boeing 787-9

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

Virgin Atlantic’s new Boeing 787-9 boasts a number of passenger pleasing features, including a new iteration of the carrier’s Upper Class suites, Panasonic Avionics-provided Ku-band satellite-supported airborne connectivity plus Panasonic’s latest generation, Android-based eX3 inflight entertainment system. But the 787 also features a three-dimensional moving map on steroids.

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Airlines Ramp Up Plans for In-Flight Connectivity Across Middle East and Africa

Source: satellitetoday.com »

Airlines across the Middle East and Africa are looking at equipping their fleets with in-flight connectivity solutions to boost passenger numbers as well as improve operations and efficiency. We look at case studies throughout the region to see what airlines and telcos are doing to bring this market to life.

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Thinking Outside of the Aircraft: In-Flight Connectivity Nok Air Style

Source: satellitetoday.com »

If you offer passengers in-flight Wi-Fi for free, what is the real impact? According to Nok Air’s CEO Patee Sarasin, it could mean adding 10 percent more passengers, which could equate to 200 million Thai Baht ($6.2 million). Sarasin says the investment in in-flight Wi-Fi will pay for itself in the first year of operations.

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Global Eagle Entertainment and SES Sign a Strategic Partnership to Deliver Global Ku-Band Satellite in-Flight Connectivity to Airlines

Source: businesswire.com »

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (“GEE”, Nasdaq: ENT), a worldwide leading provider of content, connectivity and digital media solutions to airlines, and satellite operator SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced a ground-breaking agreement, whereby SES will provide global, Ku-band satellite bandwidth to GEE for use in GEE’s in-flight connectivity system. As part of the long-term agreement, GEE and SES will work together to enable in-flight connectivity solutions to be provided to airlines around the world.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: Oct. 30th – Nov. 4th

Sport 24 brings you LIVE sports coverage to the sky. If you’re flying on a Sport 24 enabled aircraft this weekend, you’ll be able to watch some Sport 24 October 30th - November 4thof the most popular sporting events of the weekend.

The Big Moments Ahead:

NFL

Saints v. Panthers

Cardinals v. Cowboys

Broncos v. Patriots

Ravens v. Steelers

Colts v. Giants

Premier League

Newcastle United v. Liverpool (more…)

UK airlines approve passenger mobile phone use

Source: www.cable.co.uk »

Passengers on two of the UK’s biggest airlines will now be able to use their Wi-Fi enabled devices throughout the duration of a flight. From today, passengers flying with Thomas Cook can use their smartphones and tablets continuously during a flight, including take-off and landing. Last week, Monarch introduced similar regulations.

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United to retrofit Boeing 787-8s with inflight Internet

Source: ausbtl.com.au »

United Airlines will upgrade its current Boeing 787-8 fleet with inflight Internet, bringing those Dreamliners in line with new deliveries of the 787-8 and -9 which arrive factory-fitted for sky-high surfing.

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Virgin Atlantic gives first look inside its new Dreamliner

Source: usatoday.com »

ATLANTA – Virgin Atlantic flew its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Atlanta to show off the new aircraft in the hometown of its new partner Delta, which owns a 49% stake in the carrier.

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