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Smallest Airliners With IFE  
User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6632 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4918 times:

Does anyone know what are the smallest airliners with IFE? The ones I can think of are Air Cananda's CRJ-705s and Embraer 175s, but are there smaller aircraft with IFE?

IFE is becoming more and more popular on smaller aircraft. Traditionally IFE was mostly restricted to widebody aircraft. The 757 was the first narrowbody aircraft to widely feature IFE, especially video. Most narrowbody aircraft before the 757 were not equipped with IFE, or were audio-only. In fact, the only 757s I know of that were not equipped with IFE were Eastern's. IFE then started to appear on smaller aircraft, such as the Airbus A320 series, 737NG, MD-90s, and some 737 classics.


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

Maybe the Vyborg Il-114s?

User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3012 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4854 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 1):
Maybe the Vyborg Il-114s?

Gotta agree on that one!

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User currently offlineAC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4816 times:

Air Canada Jazz CRJ 705 have AVOD and PTVs at all seats!!!!


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User currently offlineWarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

IIRC seeing a photo of an American or TWA 707 with small 4" CRT monitors used for IFE.

User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4771 times:

IIRC, some US 733's had a video system.

User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4759 times:

Didn't Legend Airlines have a few 56 seat DC-9s with PTVs at each seat?

User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8971 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 5):
Quoting Vasu (Reply 1):
Maybe the Vyborg Il-114s?

Gotta agree on that one!


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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3269 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

Kingfisher's (IT) ATRs are supposed to be the first with IFE on them - not sure if their ATRs (42/72) are bigger or smaller than the other a/c mentioned on this thread.


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User currently offlinePtugarin From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4545 times:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0562907/M/
Looks like Vyborg does not offer personal programming on PTV or is it a coincidence that everyone is watching the same channel?


User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1484 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4545 times:

all QF 734's have CRT moniters as did their 733's. I can also remember flying on an AN 733 with CRT moniters around 1995 and their 727's had audio channels around that time too.



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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5293 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

UA's 727-200s had audio back in the mid 1990s. Canadian Airlines had 737-200s equiped with audio and monitors mounted in the ceiling. I remember watching short subjects between YHZ and YYZ back in the late 1990s.

User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4427 times:

Swanberg Air of Grande Prairie sometimes subbed their J31's for a Challenger on their 3x weekly flights into YVR, which had PTV's on each seat. (The service has been suspended a couple of weeks back - one flight with the Challenger had one passenger, with his own F/A, leather seats, PTV's - shame they stopped before i got to have a shot at that...).


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

Some of the 733s/734s I think from US has or had IFE. I flew on a 733 i think it was with TV monitors, though I can't remember them being switched on. Been a few years ago, can anyone clear up the US 737 situation?

How do people hear well on these turboprops with IFE?



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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2218 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4306 times:
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The Vyborg Il-114 looks really nice, both the aircraft itself and the interior.

A viable competitor to the Q400 and ATR72?



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4222 times:

Quoting Ptugarin (Reply 13):
Looks like Vyborg does not offer personal programming on PTV or is it a coincidence that everyone is watching the same channel?

I don't reckon its coincidence... In the first row, there's only one TV screen per two seats.


User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

JAT's 733's, the first of thetype delivered in Europe in 1985, are eqipped with center-aisle TV monitors (BETAMax System) as well as Audio entertainment.


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User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

Dash 8's on Airlines PNG have screens in the cabin showing DVD's and wireless headsets. There are no PVT's.

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User currently offlinePhllax From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

US does indeed have audio and video on portions of the 737 fleet, more specifically, the former LR versions that flew out West and to the Caribbean before the 757's and Airbus arrived.

Many of the monitors have been removed, but every now and then I'll get on a a 737 with video. They still use them for the safety demo (in Spanish too) and probably now play the trivia. I do not believe that music was loaded back onto the 737 fleet after it was removed fleetwide in a stupid cost cutting move in 2002.


User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

It depends upon your definition of airliners and IFE. There was an article I believe in Airways a few months ago about a guy who flew a twin sea plane for his airline called Amigo Airways from the Canada mainland, I think Vancouver to Vancouver Island and other areas. He had a puul down DVD player for his passengers to watch on the short hop. I think he could only hold about 12 passengers or less than that.

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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

Dont the Jetblue 195's have the PTV?


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User currently offlineContinentalAUS From United States of America, joined May 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

I think 10 of Continental's 733s have a video system. I think. The rest of the fleet does, except for their 735s and remaining 733s.


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User currently offlineQantasA380 From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 212 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Smallest I know of is the ATR -500 series (see their website www.atr.com) - pretty cool to have IFE on a turboprop!


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