As it happens, as part of my early career in avionics, I was
responsible for the software side of the flight certification of the
first inflight entertainment systems, both for CAA and FAA. Unless the
interpretation of regulations has significantly changed, the snapshot
of Wikipedia(s) would have
Wouldn't there be significant bandwidth limitations on aircraft? So WMF
content would require additional storage. Presumably, only selected WMF
content would be actually carried on board, with other made available
On Jul 31, 2017 5:38 AM, "Andy Mabbett"
Why stop at read-only content? Why not take advantage of people trapped in
a can for their flight time? You could solicit contributions from people,
most of whom probably have never contributed to Wikipedia before. You could
even gamify it based on competition between those on the same flight, one
Amazing idea. I guess one could email them and offer this. Would not add
weight on their end as it is simple digital. The entertainment system would
be completely separate from the flight systems so would not have
significant certification issues.
On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 4:50 PM, Lodewijk
I know that KLM included some cuts from Wikipedia articles in their
onflight system to explain sights from at least San Francisco. Not sure
whether they made it scale, probably not.
On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 12:13 AM, Pierre-Selim
> Certification process
Certification process for the hardware of kiwix might be a tremendous pain
in the ass.
And second point the airline will need a business case to cary more weight
(count about 3.5% of the weight as extra fuel burn per hour).
That said I'd love to use Wikipedia on an IFE.
Le 31 juil. 2017 00:02,
during long flights, I have often been wondering why there is no
Wikimedia option in in-flight entertainment systems. As I am normally
offline during flights and I normally don't think about in-flight
stuff while on the ground, I never actually asked around, so after a
long flight yesterday,