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Exterior Cameras Channel On IFE  
User currently offlineTexAussie From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 142 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

I am happy to see more airlines adding the cockpit/belly cameras as a part of their IFE! In the past month, I flown three carriers with this feature.

Finnair on their A321s and the cameras were very high-resolution had stunning views. Nose cam is on main screen when wheels are down and switched to belly once wheels are up. Then, at about 10,000 feet (guessing) it switched to Air Show, and then back through the cycle on descent.

Emirates 777-300 allows you to select Nose View or Downward View. I was flying a cheap fare from AU to NZ in economy and had three seats to myself (EK 777 is 3x4x3) and had one PTV on Down, one on Nose and the other on Airshow. Great views coming into Auckland!

Also, on a CX 777-300 from HKG-KUL, there was a "Camera Channel" on the AVOD, but it was not working properly on that aircraft.

I have heard JAL uses the cameras, and MH used to on 777s but not any more. Are there any other carriers using this system? On a clear day it is a real treat.

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User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

I recently flew on ANA JFK-NRT and back. They also have the cycling exterior camera IFE views I believe on most, if not, all of their fleet


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
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SAA have 3 cameras on the 346 and you can select which one you want to watch at any time during the flight on the AVOD.


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User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1137 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Availability of this IFE option is a definitive fact to decide flying one airline over another for me!!

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User currently offlineTexAussie From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

Andz,

What are the 3 cameras on the SA 346... UP, DOWN and ???

Sounds like a nice system.



User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

I know Austrian has this on their A340-300s and A330-200s... not sure about the A340-200s or the Lauda-fleet.

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 800 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Air france have 2 cameras on their A330.
I flew recently one to CVG but the camera was shut down at landing.

I've also flown CX between CDG & HKG (B747) and KKG & Taïpei (A330) and it was the same.



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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

SriLankan has this feature on its A340s and A330s. Their camera is exactly the same as Emirates', with Nose View and Downward View.

User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Don't some of the A340-600 operators have cameras in the tail too? Or is that just for the flight deck crew?

Also, the only airline in the UK to have them is MyTravel Airways, who have nosewheel and downward facing cameras.


User currently offlineGhsweusa From Sweden, joined Jul 2003, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Scandinavian Airlines have it on the ptv's on their A330/340 and on main screens on A321. Both nose view and down.
//Gunnar


User currently offlineAirconti From Germany, joined Jun 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Lauda has forward and down view on their B763 - same as Condor (formerly known as Thomas Cook....). Don't know about NG's 777

User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

"Also, the only airline in the UK to have them is MyTravel Airways"

bmi British Midland have the cameras on their A330-200 aircraft. Was quite a treat to watch last month on an ORD-MAN autoland in thick fog, couldn't see anything in the forward view until we touched down then all you could see was the centreline lights flashing past.

You could barely see the edge of the runway from the windows either, took us an age to taxy to the stand!



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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

To add to BHXforever's post, bmi are another UK airline to have these cameras on their A332s. I've never actually flown an aircraft with cameras so looking forward to my forthcoming SK A340 trip to ORD  Smile


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User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Whoops, forgot about BMI. When I was trying to think of long haul carriers they just didn't spring to mind!

User currently offlineFrontierCPT From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Yes, JAL soes have the cameras. In Business, the FA asked us to turn off the PTV's on approach in KIX, but i put my jacket over the seat in front of me, therefore the PTV was "hdden", and i got under the jacket....The FA probably through I was a...uh..."bit touched in the head..."..but she didn't say anything...probably cuz it was business, and she sees enough brats in one day, and didn't want to deal with another one  Big grin

User currently offlinePoh2 From Venezuela, joined Oct 2003, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

SWISS have them too on their A340-300's. There is one belly camera and another one mounted on the tail (I believe).

Cheers,
Patrick



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