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An App Solution to Bizjet Communication

An App Solution to Bizjet Communication

Last week, IFExpress got a very interesting letter from Mr. Jo Kremsreiter, President of AirSatOne concerning a new communication/connectivity development (service) that he is rolling out for Business Jets, and it rides on Inmarsat’s L-Band, SwiftBroadband. In a nutshell, the voice calling feature that he is debuting, relies on a cellphone... [Read more]

A Different News View

A Different News View

This week, entertainment and connectivity news looked like a shotgun blast of scattered stories, and we had a hard time picking a lead story! So instead of picking one to feature as our Hot Topic we thought it might be better, or at least different, to grasp the whole mess laid out by subject area. You choose what to read! Meetings APEX The... [Read more]

Panasonic and the Evolution of Airline/Vendor Relationships towards a “Business FOR Business” model

Panasonic and the Evolution of Airline/Vendor Relationships towards a “Business FOR Business” model

“As Peter Drucker said, well before the advent of the information age, the sole purpose of a business is to create a customer. It’s clear that brand building will only go so far.” Harvard Business Review – Marketing If you have been asleep since 2007 or not directly involved in the marketing of a product in that time period, you... [Read more]

APEX, Virgin, Security, BOSE and More…

APEX, Virgin, Security, BOSE and More…

Going to APEX EXPO in Portland Oregon, USA, September 28 – October 1, 2015? Here is a link to the Early Bird Rates – APEX 2015 EXPO. See you there! Chris Fallon sent IFExpress this: “Today, Virgin America announced it will deploy ViaSat’s satellite-based in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity service, Exede In The Air, for its next... [Read more]

digEcor: New Concepts, New Company, New CEO – David Withers!

digEcor: New Concepts, New Company, New CEO – David Withers!

Perhaps in summary, the digEcor company is summed up in three words: Integrated Flight Experience. digEcor is redefining the expression “IFE”. Their entertainment solutions, power, LED lighting and connectivity for customers and crew is redefining the integrated suite of products that extends the company portfolio outside the realms of... [Read more]

Old News/New News

Old News/New News

A reader sent us this: Old News – “Boeing CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday in a company-wide message for telling analysts this week that he won’t retire after turning 65 next month because “the heart will still be beating, the employees will still be cowering.” Despite having reached the company’s customary retirement age,... [Read more]

Paris Air Show 2015, and More…

Paris Air Show 2015, and More…

Let’s face it, Airshow’s are a great place for aircraft sales and where there are aircraft, there are IFE systems! We thought our readers might want a Tuesday summary of the preceding at Paris, so here goes: So far, Boeing secured B737 MAX orders/order commitments from AerCap for 100 B737MAX aircraft, China’s Ruili Airlines... [Read more]

Broadband Service, Fiber and an Ultra Low Cost System Exhibited at AIX

Broadband Service, Fiber and an Ultra Low Cost System Exhibited at AIX

ViaSat: Of course, the big news with ViaSat is that Excede in the Air, inflight Wi-Fi system, won the 2015 Crystal Cabin Award. Excede in the Air is a Ka-broadband service offering primarily focused in the USA today with customers JetBlue and United. ViaSat1 offers 140 GB per second total satellite capacity. ViaSat builds the antenna, server... [Read more]