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OnAir believes US concerns over inflight voice calls are an overreaction

December 12, 2013

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As the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moves closer to voting on its proposal to lift the ban on inflight voice calls, connectivity providerOnAir has assured that in other areas of the world no complaints have been received. An OnAir spokesman says that in the years since it began offering inflight mobile voice calls to […]

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Delta sees domestic re-fleeting as win-win for improving passenger comfort, achieving ROIC goals

October 23, 2013

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Executives at Delta Air Lines believe a domestic fleet-restructuring should not only sustain and improve its return on invested capital (ROIC), but also improve passenger comfort. The fleet revamp began in the second half of 2013 when the carrier accepted the first of 100 180-seat Boeing 737-900ER aircraft in September (the aircraft are fitted with […]

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Gogo chief commercial officer talks new Magnolia partnership, Ku antenna radome testing

October 22, 2013

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Earlier this month Gogo announced it has partnered with Magnolia Pictures to offer their movies to airline passengers through its Gogo Vision streaming video solution. The content will include pre-theatrical and theatrical release titles, which is a first for Gogo, and potentially a first for the industry. To date, major Hollywood studios have disallowed the streaming […]

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New point pooling option at JetBlue could be appealing to “Mint” customers

October 18, 2013

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JetBlue recently capped off a busy few months with a significant change in its frequent flyer programme –TrueBlue – by allowing families to pool points as a means to accelerate points accumulation. Creation of the pooling option follows buzz generated by the unveiling of JetBlue’s new premium cabin – dubbed Mint– set to debut in […]

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Delta’s latest aircraft order adds new product nuances to first class

September 23, 2013

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Tucked away in the official statement by Delta Air Lines outlining its plans to order 10 Airbus A330-300s and 30 A321 narrowbodies was the declaration that the smaller aircraft would feature three classes including a first class section with 20 seats. The carrier’s recent announcement of its Airbus order follows the onset of a US […]

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How the world’s extended airline family grew ever closer after 9/11

September 19, 2013

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To commemorate the 12-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, contributor Rebekah Michaels looks back at how that horrific day changed the world’s extended family of airline employees, and drew them ever closer together. September 11, 2001 started out like any other Tuesday. A warm September morning in Atlanta filled with sunshine and hope. I was riding […]

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LiveTV kicks off the APEX EXPO on a high note with long-awaited STC approval for Ka-band connectivity

September 11, 2013

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LiveTV is heading into this year’s APEX EXPO armed with FAA STC approval for Ka-band satellite connectivity. It’s a hard-won milestone that moves the company and its owner JetBlue one step closer to putting their claims of Ka supremacy to the test in a real-world, in-flight environment. During last year’s Expo LiveTV generated buzz at […]

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Some airlines still use videotape for IFE; now reuse and duplication is in the spotlight

August 14, 2013

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On 14 March, 1956, Charles Ginsburg and his team at Ampex unveiled the world’s first commercial videotape recorder, the VRX-1000, at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters in Chicago. Roughly the size of a vintage Wedgewood oven, the VR-1000 (as it would later be called) used 2-inch (5.1 cm) wide quadruplex videotape and […]

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United steps up incentives to improve customer service; CEO says inflight Wi-Fi will ease stress of irregular operations

June 24, 2013

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After being bogged down by operational obstacles during the summer high season of 2012, United Airlines is ensuring its front-line employees are armed with the necessary tools to navigate customers through the inevitable irregular operations that are a mainstay of the airline business. Merger integration challenges triggered operational disruptions that resulted in United’s on-time-performance plummeting […]

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Mega aircraft orders in Paris spell big business for inflight connectivity providers

June 21, 2013

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With tens of billions of dollars worth of commercial aircraft ordered at the Paris Air Show, it’s little wonder why the inflight connectivity market continues to heat up. Virtually all new-design aircraft ordered this week - be they the 737MAX, the Airbus A320neo, the Airbus A350 XWB, the new stretched Boeing 787-10 or the planned 777X […]

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