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Archive for April, 2015

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: May 1st – 7th

Traveling on a Sport 24 connected aircraft this weekend? Sport 24 has LIVE coverage of the Premier League, ATP Tennis – Madrid, National Rugby League (NRL), and Bundesliga.Sport 24 - May 1 - 7

The Big Moment Ahead:

Premier League 

Leicester City vs. Newcastle

Liverpool vs. Queens Park Rangers

Manchester United vs. West Bromwich Albion

Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City

Hull City vs. Arsenal

ATP Tennis – Madrid

Round 1 (more…)

ANA Introduces its First Boeing 787-9 for International Routes Launching on Haneda-Munich Service on May 5 In-Flight Upgrades Include Japan’s First Real-Time Television Programming Service

Source: ana.co.jp »

TOKYO, April 28, 2015 – All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA), Japan’s leading and only 5-star airline, announced today that it would be the first Japanese airline to introduce the Boeing 787-9 on international routes, beginning service on its Haneda-Munich route on May 5. Introduction of the extended Dreamliner will streamline operational costs and drive continued growth for ANA, and will also provide with it a suite of upgrades to the in-flight entertainment system, in line with the airline’s commitment to providing the highest levels of comfort and convenience to its customers.

ANA’s new 787-9 aircraft for international service has a total of 215 seats, 46 more than the 787-8, and is equipped with the airline’s latest Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class amenities, providing passengers with a comfortable in-flight experience. New in-flight services offered on the aircraft include ANA SKY LIVE TV, a feature that allows passengers to view broadcast television programming in real-time, which is a first among Japanese airlines. In addition passengers aboard the new aircraft will have access to a choice of free digital content, including e-books and e-magazines, and an upgraded ANA Sky Map, which offers passengers a new multifunctional 3-D perspective to their flight path. ANA is also pleased to announce this will be the first 787 in its fleet to offer in-flight Wi-Fi service.

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BA develops inflight 4G broadband

Source: businesstraveller.com »

British Airways is planning Europe’s first inflight 4G broadband service. The airline is working with UK firm Inmarsat to allow passengers to use their mobile phone data plan to access the internet. No timescale or further details have been unveiled, but the service will be launched on UK domestic routes.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: April 24 – 29

If you’re looking for entertainment during your flight then look no further! Sport 24 offers some of the best sporting events from around the world broadcast LIVE to your seat back and personal devices.Sport 24 - Apr 24 - 29

The big moments ahead:

Premier League 

Southampton vs. Tottenham Hotspur

West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool

Manchester City vs. Aston Villa

Everton vs. Manchester United

Arsenal vs. Chelsea

Hull City vs. Liverpool

Leicester City vs. Chelsea (more…)

iPass Unlimited Includes Access to Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi Service

Source: policychargingcontrol.com »

iPass, a leading commercial Wi-Fi network provider with more than 18 million hotspots worldwide, Tuesday announced the launch of iPass Unlimited, a new service plan offering users unlimited data, time and device usage. The new unlimited package starts at a monthly price of $25 per user. With iPass Unlimited, users will also have access to Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi services on more than 2,100 commercial aircrafts.

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Lufthansa signals intent to adopt terrestrial Wi-Fi for short-haul

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

European airlines are quickly warming to the idea that they’ll soon have the option to equip short- and medium-haul aircraft operating within the continent with terrestrial-based inflight connectivity, when Inmarsat rolls out its hybrid air-to-ground (ATG)/S-band offering. British Airways was the first carrier to express plans for fitting aircraft with this solution, and now Lufthansa has signaled its intent as well, after issuing a request for proposals last year.

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Qantas releases Q Streaming iPhone, iPad app for Boeing 717 trial

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Qantas is now beaming movies, TV shows and music over WiFi directly to passengers’ iPads and iPhones on selected Boeing 717 flights using its new Q Streaming app, and says an Android app will follow.
The wireless streaming media service has previously relied on a Qantas-owned iPad being loaned to passengers for the duration of the flight, or using the web browser on their own device to tap into the plane’s content server.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: April 15 – 21

Never miss a moment of premium LIVE sport. Watch it all as it happens, on Sport 24 in-flight. Sport 24 April 15 - 21

The big moments ahead:

Premier League 

Everton vs. Burnley

Chelsea vs. Manchester United

Manchester City vs. West Ham United

Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur

National Rugby League (NRL)

Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

Melbourne Storm vs. Sydney Roosters

Newcastle Knights vs. Parramatta Eels

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs (more…)

Panasonic eyes doubling of airline Wi-Fi installation to meet demand

Source: reuters.com »

Panasonic Avionics says it will need to double the rate at which it installs Wi-Fi systems on aircraft to catch up with skyrocketing demand from airlines to keep passengers connected above the clouds.

Airlines are rushing to install Wi-Fi on board, seeing not only an opportunity to meet demands from customers to be always connected, but also to make the most of advertising contracts from companies keen on access to this captive audience.

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Wi-Fi Reaches For The Skies as Panasonic Celebrates 700th Installation

Source: panasonic.aero »

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) reached a major milestone with the 700th aircraft installation of its eXConnect inflight Wi-Fi system.
Panasonic Avionics President and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Margis, said, “We believe that every aircraft should be connected, regardless of its mission. What was once viewed as a passenger amenity has quickly become a business imperative for our customers.”

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