As more and more passengers carry personal electronic devices (PEDs) on board, airlines must not only ensure the in-seat power supply can support them, but also are looking at ways to turn this problem into profit. Complaints ensue from disgruntled flyers who can’t power up their laptops in the air. “The reliability of these [in-seat power] systems is not where it needs to be,” maintains an industry insider. “The reliability [of in-seat power is] somewhat commensurate with the ...

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