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Will Hiring US Pilots Help Norwegian Leap Over Open Skies Hurdle? No. But This Might…

  • 7 min read

[UPDATED: formal statement from ALPA was added below, as well as a reply from the USDOT.] Norwegian Air Service is hiring American pilots to support its U.S. operations. But will this be the final detail the airline needs to overcome challenges to the launch of its Irish-based Norwegian Air International operations… 

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

  • 4 min read

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 is price. Even the Samsung VR headset–which Qantas first introduced… 

Air France/KLM Pick Gogo for In-Flight Wi-Fi

  • 3 min read

Air France/KLM has selected Gogo 2Ku high-speed satellite-based connections to offer customers new Wi-Fi connections on long-haul flights.

The new contract covers 124 aircraft, including the airlines’ Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 planes. The airlines will also have the option to install this Wi-Fi on more aircraft in future.

You May Want to Live in Delta’s Latest Sky Club Lounge

  • 5 min read

Delta celebrated the grand opening of its second-largest Delta Sky Club at Atlanta Concourse B on Friday. While it may be the airline’s second largest it is far from second best.

The new facility is located above the B Concourse of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic skyline view that stretch all the way to downtown Atlanta.

The New Delta Safety Video Game Defies Description

  • 1 min read

Delta has had a lot of fun with Safety Videos, stretching the limits betwen what might be an engaging way to get passengers to pay attention onboard and a great way to go viral online. But its latest run really has me stumped.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Ban on Planes is Call to Action for Tech, or Should Be

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News of the FAA’s ban on use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on aircraft followed shortly after Australian carriers had implemented their own voluntary ban over concerns that some devices have spontaneously ignited.

But while the focus is on problems with the Galaxy Note 7 these incidents are symptomatic of a bigger issue: the inherent violent flammability of Lithium-Ion batteries with which have posed a threat to aviation for years.

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