In case you're wondering if the iPad in-flight entertainment content will look and feel like your regular iPad, then the answers is yes. The IFE package will include games from the iTunes App Store, magazines for the iPad, eBooks from the App store, hundreds of thousands of your favorite third-party apps (Words With Friends, anyone?), and custom apps from the airline.
Now of course we wonder if these iPad-equipped flights will also have in-flight WiFi, so that perhaps you could play Words With Friends or other app games that require a connection. And how will flight crew make sure that passengers aren't slipping a couple iPads into their carry-ons while deplaning? And what about the poor flight crew, who'll now have to explain iPads to every tech-clueless passengers out there that wants to play with one? Despite these issues, it truly does sound like an implementable idea.
· Meet the World's First iPad In-flight entertainment system [FlightGlobal/RunwayGirl]
· Bluebox Avionics [Official Site]
· iPad Travel news [Jaunted]
[Photo: Bluebox Avionics]