Blog Profile / Runway Girl


URL :http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/runway-girl/
Filed Under:Vehicles / Aircraft
Posts on Regator:266
This blog is retired.
Archived Since:March 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

An uncensored goodbye…

Flightglobal’s journalists and staffers are renowned in the aerospace industry for being among the hardest working, most dedicated and congenial group of people one could ever hope to meet. I’m not exaggerating when I say that some of the most thrilling moments of my life – and some of the most uproariously funny moments – [...]

Mad props to Garuda Indonesia for its new passenger ‘centricity’

If you want to revamp your image, you must consider the passenger experience. Garuda Indonesia, which began a fleet revitalization programme in 2009, shows us how it is embracing customer ‘centricity’. A new Super First Class will be introduced to the carrier’s new three-class Boeing 777-300ERs. Deliveries begin in 2013.

VIDEO: Live TV coming to long-haul flights for FIFA World Cup

Panasonic Avionics shows off its new in-flight television service and reveals details about how it is building a critical mass of airline customers.

Ku-band connectivity hiccups cited by research firm

Having read my recent blog post, ‘SOMEBODY is making money on in-flight connectivity’, research firm Northern Sky Research (NSR) felt compelled to add a little color to its report about the Ku-band sector, and in so doing, dropped a few potential nuggets. Improperly installed antennas? Server overloads? Could this explain why some user experiences of [...]

The Etihad Airways IFE deal is MRO-tastic

“IFE isn’t that important anymore. I mean, seriously, all anybody really wants to do is use their own iPad in flight.” I hear this statement or a variation thereof and I sigh. It is inaccurate, short-sighted, and, dare I say it, betrays a level of ignorance.The IFE industry is evolving to accommodate tech-savvy travelers. That [...]

Jetstar puts fun in flying with Bluebox’s iPad IFE

DUBAI: I’m on the ground at the Dubai air show, admittedly looking a little worse for the wear after a madcap Lancaster-DC-LA-DC-Lancaster-New York-Dubai travel schedule this week, though the final leg was made infinitely better by the fact that I scored an exit row seat on the Emirates Airbus A380 (sweeeeet!) My focus over the [...]

An uncensored goodbye...

Flightglobal's journalists and staffers are renowned in the aerospace industry for being among the hardest working, most dedicated and congenial group of people one could ever hope to meet. I'm not exaggerating when I say that some of...Show More Summary

Mad props to Garuda Indonesia for its new passenger 'centricity'

If you want to revamp your image, you must consider the passenger experience. Garuda Indonesia, which began a fleet revitalization programme in 2009, shows us how it is embracing customer 'centricity'. A new Super First Class will be introduced to the carrier's new three-class Boeing 777-300ERs. Deliveries begin in 2013.

Ku-band connectivity hiccups cited by research firm

Having read my recent blog post, 'SOMEBODY is making money on in-flight connectivity', research firm Northern Sky Research (NSR) felt compelled to add a little color to its report about the Ku-band sector, and in so doing, dropped a few potential nuggets. Show More Summary

The Etihad Airways IFE deal is MRO-tastic

"IFE isn't that important anymore. I mean, seriously, all anybody really wants to do is use their own iPad in flight."I hear this statement or a variation thereof and I sigh. It is inaccurate, short-sighted, and, dare I say it, betrays a level of ignorance.The IFE industry is evolving to accommodate tech-savvy travelers. Show More Summary

MUST READ REPORT as 747 video tester claims to have hacked into engine system

GO HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110897184785831382163/posts/5qsNxFEaiML, which will lead you to the full report here: https://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/16696-FACT-CHECK-SCADA-Systems-Are-Online-Now.htmlI don't have any further details at this time. I will try to firm up this story as soon as possible.Many thanks to @stefanpaetow for the heads up about this post!

#DXB11: Satcom1 makes billing a breeze for bizjets

DUBAI: I received a surprise visit today at the Flightglobal press room at the Dubai air show. Satcom1 swung by to show me its new in-flight connectivity billing service for business aircraft. Check it out! (P.S. If you want to hear about the Satcom1 executive's recent experience using Lufthansa's FlyNet service, skip to minute 3:36.)

Jetstar puts fun in flying with Bluebox's iPad IFE

DUBAI: I'm on the ground at the Dubai air show, admittedly looking a little worse for the wear after a madcap Lancaster-DC-LA-DC-Lancaster-New York-Dubai travel schedule this week, though the final leg was made infinitely better by the...Show More Summary

The need for speed...

SOMEWHERE OVER NEVADA: I'm on board a Virgin America Airbus A320 flying from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles, where the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is holding a technical committee meeting this week at Walt Disney Studios. Show More Summary

Come on Delta, you've got competition!

Readers of this blog knew a week ago that United-Continental was planning fleet-wide connectivity, and had tapped Panasonic Avionics for a portion of the business. But it was still great to see confirmation of the news today from the...Show More Summary

SOMEBODY is making money on in-flight connectivity

Commercial passenger connectivity "is here to stay". And while L-Band aeronautical services are "clearly in the lead", Ku-band broadband "is setting blistering pace for units and revenues". So says Northern Sky Research in its latest...Show More Summary

Flydubai can know what you like in flight...in flight

Flydubai, the launch customer for Lumexis' fiber optics-based 'fiber-to-the-screen' in-flight entertainment system, is able to see exactly how the system is performing, what its passengers are watching, and, importantly, how much money...Show More Summary

More connectivity clarity...this time from Aircell

How do different in-flight connectivity systems stack up against each other? Aircell, the business aviation communications unit of commercial provider Gogo, has provided the industry with a new handy dandy report, which was releasedShow More Summary

Breaking: Panasonic wins massive in-flight Wi-Fi deal with United

United-Continental today announced that it has committed to offer in-flight Wi-Fi across the domestic United fleet, and promised more details later. But multiple sources tell RWG this morning that Panasonic Avionics has won the massive deal, and that it could be even bigger (i.e. Show More Summary

Pricing for SwiftBroadband in-flight connectivity revealed

I haven't even called Inmarsat exec Lars Ringertz about this blog and I can already hear him telling me: "Mary, those are not the prices that Inmarsat charges its partners. We don't control our partners' pricing." Except Lars would say it more eloquently than that, and with that lovely accent of his. Show More Summary

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