Panasonic Avionics’ David Bruner tells FTE that improved connectivity will drive uptake of live onboard television and real-time in-flight re-accommodation.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) will offer more than 350 in-flight entertainment channels from February 2015 – 40% more than in March 2014. Read full article »
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Air France and Orange will offer Wi-Fi access onboard two Airbus A320s on short and medium-haul networks during a three-month trial phase, from summer 2015. This will allow passengers to surf the internet, read their emails, watch live TV, or enjoy their favourite series.
Japan Airlines’ new B787-8 has been equipped with the Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system, making it the first airline in Asia to carry the state-of-the-art technology.
Airberlin has equipped the first two aircraft with onboard Wi-Fi as it starts a fleet-wide rollout, and is also introducing wireless in-flight entertainment.
FTE explores how airlines and tourism authorities can use wearable technology, like Oculus Rift, to create a new source of in-flight entertainment and revenue.
A partnership between Southwest Airlines and Beats Music means passengers can now access bespoke playlists on their own electronic devices.
Hong Kong-based Dragonair will introduce its new StudioKA wireless IFE system on its A320s, and upgrade the Business and Economy Class products.