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ORBIS, Brexit, and Other News

ORBIS, Brexit, and Other News

Imagine the world around you in darkness. For millions of people this darkness is a reality. Blindness takes away so much more than vision. It can impede your ability to gain an education. It can prevent you from finding employment. It can lead you and your family into a life of poverty. In fact, 285 million people worldwide are visually... [Read more]

Panasonic’s AirMap Flight Tracking Solution

Panasonic’s AirMap Flight Tracking Solution

The concept of real-time aircraft tracking has become a global issue over that past few years. Needless to say, aircraft position data has become a focus for ICAO and the airlines. Many hardware manufacturers are stepping up and generating solutions that utilize, in many cases, existing connectivity. Panasonic has one such a product and we... [Read more]

SITA Wants Robots To Make Your Airport Visit Easier… and More Stuff!

SITA Wants Robots To Make Your Airport Visit Easier… and More Stuff!

(IFExpress Readers: It is fairly obvious which image above is the SITA robot, Leo. (the middle image). However, in searching for a good robotic image for this week’s story, we came across a number of pictures that caught our interest (and imagination) as you can see above – PLW) While we had some fun with the concept of airport robots,... [Read more]

Lumexis, IFEC News and Other Stuff!

Lumexis, IFEC News and Other Stuff!

Lumexis “It’s been very busy lately,” noted Jon Norris, Lumexis VP, Sales & Marketing, “…because the Boeing 737NG, and the 737MAX have taken a lot of our recent attention!”  In case you didn’t know, the FTTS (fiber to the seat) system is a revolutionary high-bandwidth AVOD passenger entertainment, communication and retail... [Read more]

And Now, For Something Completely Different (Sorta)… SkyFlix 2

And Now, For Something Completely Different (Sorta)… SkyFlix 2

Perhaps you have heard enough about IFEC for commercial jets? If so, we have a solution for you! Have you heard about SkyFlix? To answer our own question and provide some introduction we have been communicating with Tyler Erdman, CEO of SkyFlix, about an ostensibly small, clever, inflight movie viewer that runs via stored iPads. We met Tyler... [Read more]

Waterfront and Much More

Waterfront and Much More

Panasonic at AIX: One of the big deals at AIX was seating, and Panasonic showed their New Waterfront seat, developed in a consortium by Panasonic, BEAerospace, TEAGUE and Formation Design Group, which was rolled out earlier this year at CES. The team took a lot of cues from the coach JAZZ seat they developed last year and applied it to setback... [Read more]

Astronics, Rockwell Collins at AIX and more…

Astronics, Rockwell Collins at AIX and more…

We continue this week with some interesting people and products we saw during AIX in Hamburg at Astronics and Rockwell Collins. Astronics: When you were at AIX you surely would have seen the latest ‘lightweight’ inseat power system from the folks at Astronics. What really caught our attention was the weight of the ‘Direct... [Read more]

Aircraft Interiors Review

Aircraft Interiors Review

ARCONICS: Our meeting with Michael Reilly, VP e-Enablement + Entertainment, pointed out one fact for sure: “Arconics  is hardware agnostic – we are a software company!” To give you a better idea about Arconics, here is a mention of one of their products, CloudStore, we published earlier this past month: “Tigerair Australia has... [Read more]