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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…

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…

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…

The Hi Fly A380 is real!

Earlier this year the A380 assembly line received a stay of execution thanks to a new Emirates order. Today the second-hand market for the type officially launched, with Portuguese charter carrier Hi Fly confirming plans…

Panasonic, APSATCOM announce "XTS" satellite plans

Years in the offing, some details on Panasonic Avionics' first "eXtreme Throughput Satellite" (XTS) are finally known. The global inflight communications and entertainment provider will team with Chinese satellite operator APSATCOM on the launch of…

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Iberia’s first A350 sports a new radome

This week's edition of "What's under that radome?" comes to us from Toulouse, where Iberia's first A350-900 broke cover. The carrier shared a few photos on Twitter and the aircraft is sporting a line-fit radome…