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Linux and luxury: Behind the scenes on the Emirates Airbus A380

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| We take a look at the Emirates Airbus A380's high-tech luxuries and 
| Linux-based Panasonic Aviation eX2 in-flight entertainment system. 



Linux powers in-flight entertainment centers

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| Australia's top airline carrier has reportedly chosen Linux in-flight
| entertainment (IFE) systems for four planes. The report says Qantas will
| deploy Panasonic's new EX2 IFEs, which Panasonic says use fiber channel
| backbones to deliver movies, news, shopping, and other services to up to 600
| passengers.


Linux takes a seat on Qantas’ new superjumbo

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| The Flying Kangaroo will soon become the Flying Penguin as Qantas embraces
| Linux-powered Inflight Entertainment systems from Panasonic.



Virgin America tunes up with YSlow

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| The travel start up has been making great use of open source in its software
| infrastructure during the launch phase, with Red Hat and Fedora running in
| its data center and on its web servers, a virtual private network using open
| source, and in-flight entertainment severs using MySQL and back-of-seat TV
| sets that are powered by Panasonic's Linux aboard its aircraft.    


Linux-based airline seat-back entertainment system is a winner

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| This Red Hat-based system also is installed on Qantas Airways and on Boeing
| 777s operated by Delta and Continental. eX2, the newest version of
| Panasonic's in-flight entertainment systems, offers not the canned radio
| stations of yesteryear, but rather audio and video on demand, games, and even
| online books, depending on the carrier.    


Singapore Airlines puts a PC in every seat

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| The whole system runs on Red Hat's distribution of the Linux operating
| system.


StarOffice, Linux fly high on Singapore Airlines

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| Singapore Airlines is offering access to Sun's StarOffice 8 office
| productivity suite free of charge to passengers on its new Boeing
| 777-300ER aircraft. StarOffice, Sun's proprietary version of
| OpenOffice.org, runs on the aircraft's Linux server and is accessed
| via a seat-back terminal at each passenger's seat, according to Sun.


Over 30s VAX, Linux breeds Boeing's new jets

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| Hawker de Havilland, the local arm of aircraft engineering giant Boeing,
| will retire its 30-year-old VAX system in favour of its new Linux-based
| environment in the manufacture of parts for the company's next-generation
| 787 jets.


Real-time Linux helps design military cargo plane

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| Airbus reportedly tapped real-time Linux in designing its A400M
| military transport plane, set to ship this year. Concurrent said
| it supplied the German airplane manufacturer with real-time
| Linux-based systems used for hardware-in-loop (HIL) simulation
| test stands used to perfect the A400M's "high-lift control computers."


Demo features POSIX-compliant separation kernel, Linux

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| LynuxWorks says its simulated aircraft demo for EAC shows a pair
| of applications running on a Linux guest OS, alongside a secure
| application running on top of LynxSecure. The demo will show that
| failure of the guest Linux OS does not impair operation of the
| LynxSecure application, the company says.


Linux headed into Boeing anti-sub aircraft

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| Boeing has awarded Wind River Systems a contract to embed its version
| of Linux into a new military aircraft, the company plans to announce
| Monday along with a new batch of products built around the
| open-source operating system.

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