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AIX Seattle 2014… and a Couple of Other Issues

AIX Seattle 2014… and a Couple of Other Issues

As you probably know, AIX-Seattle is a US version of the big Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg each year. We suspect Seattle is the chosen venue because of Boeing (who does not exhibit but sends representatives; however, that is another story) and parallels the one in Hamburg (Airbus). The show consists of one day of presentations whereby... [Read more]

Panasonic’s Cool Room: Look Beyond What You See

Panasonic’s Cool Room: Look Beyond What You See

September’s APEX in Anaheim featured a lot of new technologies and as of late, vendors are reluctant to share booth info, for good reason, but we contacted Panasonic who was willing to share a few tidbits, here’s an example – One feature we really like each year is the Panasonic Cool Room. To IFExpress, we see the application... [Read more]

APEX EXPO – Day 4

APEX EXPO – Day 4

Thompson Aerospace As usual Mark Thompson had a few new and “different” takes on the IFE business. There were at least two big ones, which he shared with us. Perhaps the biggest news is he has formed a joint venture with Imagik who will be handling the sales of his system and since they already produce their inseat screens. The JV gives... [Read more]

Day 3: APEX EXPO ’14

Day 3: APEX EXPO ’14

On our second day on the show floor we visited and interviewed 13 vendors. We like to provide a little highlight detail for our readers who do not get a chance to go to the shows – enjoy! FlightPath 3D We ran into FlightPath3D and got an update on the innovative moving map provider. We understand the software solution is presently flying... [Read more]

APEX Day 2 Review

APEX Day 2 Review

As always, the job of the IFExpress Team is to interview vendors at the popular IFEC Shows and report to our reader, and this year is no different. In three days (and in three consecutive issues) we hope to give our readers a view of what people said about their products and perhaps explain the “spin” in a useful way. We hope you find... [Read more]

APEX 2014: Trends & Observations

APEX 2014: Trends & Observations

We have returned to Seattle from APEX 2014 which was one of the growing IFE venues this year and because of market conditions and passenger demand changes, there was a lot to see. Firstly, note that we can’t cover the almost-fifty booths we visited and three hundred or so conversations/interviews  we held in one IFExpress issue. We will... [Read more]

2014 APEX EXPO!

2014 APEX EXPO!

Here is a sneak peak into a few booths that you might want to check out at this week’s APEX. Aircraft Cabin Systems Booth #: 918 ACS is specialized in IFE of quality flat panel displays. 24”-65” displays and 9.7”,12.1” Retractable monitors will be shown at APEX. Contact: Ken Muse Email: ken@aircraftcabinsystems.com Phone: +... [Read more]

LHS, VT Miltope, Money, and a Free Infographic

LHS, VT Miltope, Money, and a Free Infographic

One of the new products you will see at APEX is a new, seat integrated solution from Lufthansa Systems. So we contacted LHS in order to provide our readers with a glimpse of it prior to APEX and we asked them the following series of questions: Q: Firstly, what is it called? LHS: It’s called the “Seat Integrated Tablet Solution”. It’s... [Read more]