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Archive for October, 2014

Virgin Atlantic Connecting Customers Onboard 787 Dreamliner

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With a suite of new technologies onboard, the first Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner will take to the skies on 26th October from London Heathrow to Boston. As one of the most efficient aircraft in its class, a key to its performance is its new technology and innovative design.

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Sport 24 LIVE Coverage Schedule: October 23rd – 29th

If you’re looking to watch LIVE sporting events while in-flight, look no further! Sport 24 offers passengers LIVE streaming of some of the most popular sporting events from all over the world. This weekend, Sport 24 is bringing passengers the following sporting events:Sport 24 October 23rd-29th


Chargers @ Broncos

Lions @ Falcons

Colts @ Steelers

Packers @ Saints

Redskins @ Cowboys

Euroleague Basketball

FC Bayern Munich v. Panathaikos Athens

PGE Turow Zgorzzelec v. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (AS LIVE)

Unics Kazan v. Real Madrid (more…)

SmartSky plans to wage battle with Gogo and AT&T

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

A company that has been operating virtually in secret for the last three-and-a-half years emerged today at the NBAA convention in Orlando to announce it plans to take on Gogo and AT&T in the US air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity space.

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Inmarsat mulls going direct to airlines with ATG service in Europe

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Inmarsat is edging ever closer to making a decision on whether to serve airlines directly when it launches integrated air-to-ground (ATG)-S band satellite-supported inflight connectivity service in Europe, or to forge independent partnerships with resellers as it has done with the vast majority of its current services.

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Gogo picks Cobham for 2Ku radome; eyes more trial airlines

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Gogo has tapped British manufacturer Cobham to supply the radome for its new 2Ku inflight connectivity solution, as the Chicago-based company advances its plan for delivering 2Ku to airlines around the globe.

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Zodiac Aerospace aims to become major player in connectivity

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

Zodiac Aerospace is known for a great many things, but inflight connectivity isn’t necessarily one of them. That’s why you might be surprised to learn that the aircraft interiors giant – which supplies everything from seats and galleys to IFE and overhead bins – has been quietly building up its wireless IFE and connectivity proficiencies over the last year, and now fully identifies as an all-round “IFEC” provider.

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Sport 24 Schedule: NFL, Premier League, European Rugby Champions Cup, and More

It’s a big weekend for Sport 24. After working hard to break down more boundaries, Sport 24 is adding the European Rugby Champions Cup Sport 24 - October 16th - 21stto this weekend’s schedule! This accomplishment marks the first time EVER that the European Rugby Champions Cup will be shown LIVE in-flight!

The big moments this weekend:

European Rugby Champions Cup

Harlequins v. Castres Olympique

Leicester Tigers v. Ulster

Saracens v. Clermont

Leinster v. Wasps


Jets v. Patriots (more…)

China Airlines’ first 777 offers comfort with Chinese tradition

Source: wantchinatimes.com »

China Airlines (CAL) is bringing a sense of culture and comfort to the skies with its first Boeing 777 airliner that boasts an interior design philosophy combining Chinese tradition with modern amenities.

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BREAKING NEWS: European Rugby Champions Cup on Sport 24

Sport 24 is breaking even more boundaries and will broadcast the European Rugby Champions Cup LIVE & AS LIVESport 24-  European Rugby Champions Cup

A new era of rugby kicks off this weekend – broadcast on Sport 24 – this is a world first for passengers traveling by aircraft around the world will be able to watch the European Rugby Champions Cup LIVE whilst in transit.

The European Rugby Champions Cup is an annual competition for clubs within the top six nations in European Rugby. The competition replaces the Heineken Cup, and consists of the 20 best teams in Europe who compete from October through to May. The competition will showcase not only the top teams but also some of the finest players in the northern hemisphere. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in rugby union, with high class rugby in which the new condensed format means it will be tougher and teams will have to be at their very best from their first game. (more…)