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Virgin Atlantic’s 787 woes continue

Virgin Atlantic continues to face troubles with its 787 fleet. The Rolls Royce Trent-1000 engines have kept planes grounded for inspection and repair in recent months, causing some schedule adjustments (e.g. Delta flying additional JFK-LHR…

Which 747-8 is next up for high-speed wifi?

The Boeing 747-8 is set to receive Ka-band satellite inflight connectivity in 2018. Lufthansa Technik announced the it won a contract to fit the aircraft starting next year. The deal covers "several" aircraft but the…

The new Premium Select cabin on Delta's A350

Putting Delta Premium Select to the test: The…

The biggest change to come with Delta's introduction of the A350 is not the new Delta One "suites" with the door that closes. That's cute, but introducing Delta Premium Select - a real premium economy…

Clear immigration while still on the plane?? Cameras integrated into the IFE system could soon make that a reality.

When the IFE system can watch you back

Is it the ultimate surveillance scenario or a step forward in the passenger experience? Or maybe a little bit of both?? Vendors are cooperating today to deliver integrated biometrics in the inflight entertainment system, tying…

XTS is dead. Long live XTS. Panasonic sees…

Panasonic Avionics spends a lot of money on satellite capacity. With approximately 1,750 aircraft flying today and a commitment of ~4,000 the company faces a continuous need to grow. Historically that meant commissioning satellites and…