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Counting connections and commitments

Connectivity installations slow slightly over the summer, allowing an opportunity to take a big picture look at the industry and where the various players sit in terms of connected aircraft and future commitments. Compared to…

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

[PR] New Global Head of Marketing and Product…

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) announced this week the appointment of Gaston Sandoval as Global Head of Marketing and Product Management. In this role Gaston will lead Panasonic’s marketing and product strategy as the company evolves…

Lies, damn lies, and this Inmarsat advert

Looking for some quality misinformation about the current state of the inflight connectivity market? A recent marketing video from Inmarsat is a great place to start. Particularly if truth in advertising isn't really your thing.…

Biometrics: Real value or gimmicky crap?

It started in late 2017 with JetBlue and Delta Air Lines. In 2018 British Airways and Lufthansa joined the fun. After years of development and integration testing behind the scenes biometric boarding gates are all…

Third-party paid connections drive up take rate, but generally at a discounted price.

Inmarsat GX officially live on Qatar Airways

After months of flying in a testing state Qatar Airways and Inmarsat formally placed the Global Xpress ("GX") inflight wifi connectivity solution into service. The system, branded "Super Wi-Fi" by the airline, is rolling out on…

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Payment processing for on-board shopping could include a biometric two-factor authentication scheme with the new kit coming from Panasonic Avionics and Tascent

Panasonic Avionics admits to bribery, settles with DoJ

After years of investigation the US Department of Justice and Panasonic Avionics (PAC) agreed to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), ending the prosecution of the company over bribery allegations. The agreement identifies several former PAC…

[PR] Panasonic Avionics launches global innovation push

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) is to establish new Innovation Studios at key centers across the globe. [wandrqt]Getting away from hardware and into UX design in cooperation with airline partners is a good thing. It pushes…