Some of my favorite new and old television series are available on disc, which means they can be watched in flight. This alphabetical list of 15 recommended DVD and Blu-ray sets includes something for everyone—comedies, dramas, cop shows, even a couple of documentaries. What they have in common is quality.
Channel Tracker, introduced last month by Innovative Advantage of Redmond, Wash., is a way to upgrade an existing in-flight entertainment system to high definition (HD) without tearing out the current interior.
Goodrich, which completed its purchase of a majority of DeCrane Aerospace assets last year, has introduced its Platinum HD cabin management system.
The system, which featured two Blu-ray players in demonstrations at the Ebace show, offers 1080p resolution and comes with monitors ranging in size from 12 to 42 inches.
German completion and MRO provider Lufthansa Technik has been selected to supply its networked integrated cabin equipment (Nice) system for Bombardier’s new, all-composite Learjet 85.
Embraer has selected Honeywell’s Ovation Select cabin management system for the Brazilian OEM’s new mid-light Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 business jets.
The choice was announced here Monday by both companies. No value was placed on the contract. The new Legacy programs were launched in 2008. The Legacy 500 is expected to enter service in the second half of 2012 and the Legacy 450 in the second half of 2013.
Flight Display Systems is here in Geneva with two of its latest products: a Blu-ray video disc player and its Jet JukeBox for movies and music.
The U.S. company claims the video player is the first Blu-ray box specifically designed for aircraft. Users can upgrade their aircraft with the high-definition video disc player as a simple replacement unit, even if the cabin is not yet equipped with high-definition monitors.
Flight Display Systems of Alpharetta, Ga., said it has started shipping the first Blu-ray DVD player developed specifically for the aircraft cabin. Capable of playing Blu-ray discs or regular DVDs, the $4,879 unit interfaces with HD monitors and Flight Display Systems’ cabin management unit and includes an infrared remote control.
Honeywell has launched its redesigned Ovation Select cabin management system, a package that “seamlessly integrates entertainment and connectivity technology through a simple and intuitive passenger interface.”
The user interface was designed to allow the passenger to stay “connected,” whether it is via BlackBerry, laptop, MP3 player, video-capable iPod, XM Radio or watching a movie from the high-definition Blu-ray DVD player.
Lantal Textiles of Switzerland has acquired Wollspinnerei, a major spinning mill…Word from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month is that Blu-ray is the likely winner in the high-definition DVD player sweepstakes…Just delivered is a Gulfstream V for Abercrombie & Fitch with an Alto Aviation sound system that includes six subwoofers under the seats to replicate the sound of a dance club…Flight Display Systems has introduced a
Rockwell Collins yesterday announced the arrival of Venue, its next-generation, high-definition cabin management system.
“Venue will take the passenger experience to a whole new level by mirroring a high-end digital home-entertainment environment in the airplane,” said v-p and general of cabin systems Tommy Dodson. He also no
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