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Airspace Connected Experience: Pioneering Internet of Things in the Aircraft Cabin

Airspace Connected Experience: Pioneering Internet of Things in the Aircraft Cabin

Airbus at APEX Los Angeles During APEX Expo in Los Angeles, Airbus discussed their in-flight trials of IoT connected cabin technologies on board an A350-900 Flight Lab aircraft. In doing so, Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufacturer to undertake such flight-testing of actual connected cabin innovations. The platform, known as the Airspace... [Read more]

Boeing Announces Changes to ‘Sharpen Company Focus’

Boeing Announces Changes to ‘Sharpen Company Focus’

This week Boeing announced some significant changes within the company. Because of it’s importance, IFExpress  focused on those changes for this week’s edition; however, we will continue coverage from APEX Expo in the next issue! Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg Announces Changes to Sharpen Company Focus on Product... [Read more]

Biometrics are Key in Today’s Airline Strategies

Biometrics are Key in Today’s Airline Strategies

Biometrics are Key in Today’s Airline Strategies The Opening Sessions of APEX had several ‘C’ level airline representatives discuss their perspectives on what has made their airlines successful. Delta Air Lines CEO, Ed Bastian, stated that Delta, “-could never compete on price alone, so we needed to find a way to distinguish... [Read more]

First Impressions of APEX EXPO 2019 in Los Angeles

First Impressions of APEX EXPO 2019 in Los Angeles

IFExpress is back from a week in sunny Los Angeles, California where many new developments in the IFEC arena were on exhibit at APEX EXPO 2019. As we mentioned to many of you during the show, 2019 has predominately been a ‘step change’ year; however, there were a few exceptions, which we will cover in upcoming issues of IFExpress. But... [Read more]

Update: RAVE ULTRA The Next Evolution in IFE

During AIX we sat down with the Zii team and discussed RAVE and the next evolution of their full-up AVOD product dubbed ULTRA. Below is the fruit of that interview and several emails since then! While at their booth, we were shown (and amazed) at the size, and we mean thinness, of the screen. The point here is the display, its accompanying... [Read more]

IFPL Continues Innovation

IFPL Continues Innovation

At the upcoming APEX Expo in Los Angeles, California IFPL will demonstrate their latest innovative in-seat power and integrated peripheral solutions at booth #1229. The Isle of Wight company has an impressive range of passenger interface solutions. In addition to the existing peripherals, the new USB-Power Delivery and integrated AdPower... [Read more]

Astronics to Highlight New Power and Connectivity Technologies at Upcoming APEX, The Crystal Cabin Awards, Airframer News and Other

Astronics to Highlight New Power and Connectivity Technologies at Upcoming APEX, The Crystal Cabin Awards, Airframer News and Other

Astronics plans to introduce new power and connectivity technologies at next month’s APEX in California. The company told IFExpress that the new technologies bring together a set of power, connectivity, and data solutions that help airlines and airframe manufacturers improve the passenger flight experience while providing cost and operational... [Read more]

British Airways Trials SkyLights VR – and – DSNA Joins the Ground-Breaking Iris Program

British Airways Trials SkyLights VR – and – DSNA Joins the Ground-Breaking Iris Program

British Airways Trials AlloSky VR Headsets from SkyLights British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset in a UK first. From now until the end of 2019, customers traveling on select flights in First from London Heathrow to New York JFK will... [Read more]