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Its Summer and It’s Sorta Quiet!

Its Summer and It’s Sorta Quiet!

With vacations and pre-show quietness, our IFExpress search and discovery for news and industry input is lightweight this week; however there are some stories that we found so lets get started with a couple of news pieces from Rockwell Collins – and no, we have no more on a potential UTC buyout. Rockwell Collins The company will showcase... [Read more]

Rockwell/UTC, Gogo, and more!

Rockwell/UTC, Gogo, and more!

This is HOT – and unannounced! We hear that United Technologies Corp has submitted an offer to acquire aircraft component maker Rockwell Collins Inc.. It is IFExpress’ understanding that Rockwell Collins is in the process of reviewing the offer, but we don’t know the outcome of said review. Bloomberg News reported earlier that... [Read more]

Thales, Gogo, Panasonic and a Few More

Thales, Gogo, Panasonic and a Few More

IFExpress has a lot of news to cover this week, so let’s get underway! Thales On July 7, 2017, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted Thales a blanket license authorization for operation of its airborne terminals communicating with geostationary satellites; EchoStar XVII, EchoStar XIX, AMC-15 and AMC-16. In only three... [Read more]

Airbus, Boeing, Rockwell, Panasonic

Airbus, Boeing, Rockwell, Panasonic

Airbus S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which is on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new livery and is also the first NEO to be operated in Russia. Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines,... [Read more]

News From Delta, Panasonic, Gogo and More

News From Delta, Panasonic, Gogo and More

DELTA IFExpress received a note from Airbus about Delta’s new aircraft delivery and here is what they said: “Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, and will be the first U.S. airline to operate the newest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family. The A350 XWB will bring unrivaled eco-efficiency and a superior passenger... [Read more]

FTS, Gogo, Panasonic, and More!

FTS, Gogo, Panasonic, and More!

FTS Perhaps you don’t remember FTS but they are an up-and-coming IFE supplier and we heard from its Chief Technical Officer, Rich Salter, about a new inflight Wi-Fi certification that they recently obtained, so we asked him what’s up? He told IFExpress: “This is the first of many certifications FTS has in the pipeline, and it’s... [Read more]

Valour Consultancy Talks Bizjet IFE!

Valour Consultancy Talks Bizjet IFE!

Every so often we get a call from our friend Craig Foster at Valour Consultancy and while we talked IFE, he noted that Valour Consultancy had published a piece he had written on Bizjet IFE. We were interested because in the past, the Bizjet folks usually embraced technology before the IFE world did. We thought you might like to see if that... [Read more]

A 4K IFE Display, Paris Summary, and More

A 4K IFE Display, Paris Summary, and More

At a recent IFEC show IFExpress was standing in front of an incredible 65” inch  display, watching camera footage of a verdant forest scene. While standing there we commented to a person next to us on how incredibly real in color and depth the video was – we even noted that one could see the live insects. Without missing a beat,... [Read more]