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The JetBlue implementation of LiveTV4 includes larger, brighter screens, but still not the Android-based underlying OS that makes AVANT so flexible and responsive.

JetBlue’s A320 retrofit finally underway

The long awaited JetBlue A320 retrofit or "cabin restyling" program is now underway. The project – a gut rebuild of the aircraft interior for more than 100 airplanes – began this week with the first…

Free Gogo coming for top Air Canada elites

Airline loyalty can now earn Air Canada passengers free inflight connectivity. The carrier announced today that its top-tier elites will have the option to choose a Gogo Unlimited Use pass as a status benefit for…

ViaSat, JetBlue tighten ties, push Thales out on…

Late last week we were able to report that JetBlue would be updating its Airbus fleet to support the ViaSat-2 satellite with on board hardware upgrades. This week, as part of ViaSat's quarterly earnings report,…

JetBlue confirms AVANT, ViaSat-2 for A320 retrofits

Chalk up another customer for the ViaSat-2 network. JetBlue confirmed upgrades for all of its Airbus aircraft in a recent internal company memo. Those upgrades allow the planes to talk to the new satellite. The…

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…

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Power Up! Astronics to acquire Telefonix

Consolidation is coming in the cabin components industry with Astronics announcing this morning that it will acquire Telefonix for $104mm in cash. The two companies' product lines are largely complementary, covering in-seat power, passenger service…