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Virgin America Unveils New IFE System  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25406 posts, RR: 49
Posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

Virgin America in partnership with Lufthansa Systems plans to roll out a new IFE system call BoardConnect into 2012.

BoardConnect will feature enhanced generation of Red, Virgin America's inflight system. Seats will feature new HD monitors, a QWRTY equipped keyboard remote, and improved WiFi connectivity with scalable bandwidth.

One aircraft N814VA, now named the #nerdbird, will commence back-end testing of the new platform this month.

Story and Press release:

From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
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User currently offlineKleiner From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Glad to see someone is investing when everyone else is nickel and diming us.

User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6145 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

Let me rephrase to appease are Mod's here...

How much will VX be investing for these upgrades? As a carrier that has showed lack of profit, though as I said before, there may be more money then we think.

"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlinecol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2116 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Quoting as739x (Reply 2):
How much will VX be investing for these upgrades? As a carrier that has showed lack of profit, though as I said before, there may be more money then we think.

You mean they are hiding a wad of cash somewhere?

These new systems are lighter, easier to install and maintain, so there is probably a benefit in upgrading more than the release is saying. What makes me laugh is the comment that LH Technology or whatever it is called is a leader in IFE. Maybe they should talk to their sister airline about this, some sort of internal memo, e-mail or something only 15years behind other majors.

User currently offlinepropilotjw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Great job VX! It looks like they are leap-frogging themselves to be be light years ahead of the competition.

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