SilkAir Upgrades Wireless IFE Catalogue

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will upgrade its wireless IFE (in-flight entertainment) system with a larger catalogue of content available. The SilkAir Studio wireless IFE system complements the airline’s existing overhead IFE. Passengers travelling onboard SilkAir flights will find […]

Qatar Airways Solves Electronics Ban with Loaner Laptops and USBs for Business Class Passengers

Qatar Airways has announced that it will loan laptops to Business Class flyers travelling on flights to the U.S. affected by the recent electronics ban for these routes.

Airlines Affected by the Electronics Ban Should Consider Onboard Loaner Laptops

Justifiable or not, well planned or not, airlines must comply with the electronics ban. While the ban has left affected airlines and their customers reeling and confused, offering premium passengers loaner laptops onboard might soften the sting. IATA says this […]

For the Umpteenth Time, No! You Cannot Hack a Plane Using IFE—But Those Who Try Should Be Prosecuted

The news cycle has returned to false claims of hacking aircraft through in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFE/IFEC) systems.

Southwest Adds Panasonic Global Connectivity Services, Extends GEE Wi-Fi Contract

Southwest Airlines has announced dual-sourcing of its onboard connectivity and entertainment, as new aircraft enter the fleet and aircraft without Wi-Fi are retired.

Panasonic Avionics and AeroMobile Deliver Global 3G Service in the Air

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and AeroMobile announce that the new 3G eXPhone system is now global available. Its technology builds Panasonic’s eXPhone service, which is already installed on over 450 aircraft across 19 airlines around the world.

KLM’s New Entertainment App Offers News-On-the-Go

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched a new KLM Media App which offers passenger access to a broad range of international newspapers on their smartphone or tablet.

It’s all the news you want on-the-go, without papers weighing you down.

Is Google Daydream View the Answer to Airline VR Entertainment..and those “Pesky Kids”?

A lot has been written about the possibilities (and challenges) of introducing Virtual Reality In-Flight Entertainment. Some believe it’s the future. Others (your’s truly included) have been more skeptical. The technology has advantages and disadvantages. The biggest disadvantage for airlines […]

Saudia Brings KID-Systeme Entertainment Onboard

Saudia has selected KID-Systeme’s SKYfi Club onboard entertainment wireless streaming platform for 20 A330 and 30 A320 of its passenger and corporate aircraft.