Gone Surfing! Bluebox Portable IFE Connects to the Internet with TCS World Travel

    30 Aug 2017


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Gone Surfing! Bluebox Portable IFE Connects to the Internet with TCS World Travel

Guests aboard TCS World Travel’s IFEC-enabled aircraft can now watch Early Window Content AND live travel broadcasts via Bluebox Hybrid portable IFE iPads

Dunfermline, UK – 30 August 2017 – TCS World Travel, the world leader in all-inclusive private jet expeditions for nearly 25 years, has upgraded its Bluebox-based IFE system to Bluebox Hybrid, the connected version of Bluebox Ai, which was deployed across their fleet in April this year. Bluebox Hybrid provides secure, pre-loaded Early Window Content (EWC) in a wireless cabin. This means travellers can now choose to watch the latest Hollywood films or browse the internet, check email or access the latest news, all from one of TCS World Travel’s Bluebox Hybrid iPads on board their Boeing 757, operated by TAG Aviation.


“We provide our guests with unique, highly personalised journeys around the world, and with internet connectivity now installed on one of our aircraft, we’re able to do even more to enrich their experience while in the air,” said Shelley Cline, President, TCS World Travel. “This goes beyond keeping our guests entertained or connected, but allows us to offer innovative ways to educate them about their next destination, such as live presentations from travel experts broadcast to our Bluebox Hybrid iPads.”


“When we were selected by TCS World Travel to be their primary IFE system provider, we were confident we could be part of their connectivity roadmap, and are thrilled to prove the flexibility of Bluebox IFE with this deployment,” said David Brown, Business Development Director, Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd. “With Bluebox Ai, we delivered the IFE quality and the ‘it just works’ simplicity TCS World Travel wanted, but we also knew we could grow with them when they were ready to offer full internet connectivity. It’s what Bluebox Hybrid is all about – providing the security studios demand for EWC but offering connectivity as well, whether via a local/in-aircraft Wi-Fi network or to the wider internet if an aircraft has SATCOM system installed, as TCS World Travel has just done.”

TCS World Travel’s Boeing 757s are customized for every journey, taking up to 80 guests on unique itineraries visiting the world’s most iconic destinations. The company recently announced it had installed Rockwell Collins’ CabinConnect™ aboard one of its aircraft, a custom-configured Boeing 757 operated by TAG Aviation, using Inmarsat’s GX Aviation service to deliver fast and reliable Internet connectivity in the air.