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A Few More from Aircraft Interiors

A Few More from Aircraft Interiors

Thales In Hamburg, on Aircraft Interiors International’s opening day, Thales announced a host of new technologies specifically designed to align the company strategies to enhance the passenger experience with increasing airlines’ return on investment. Having integrated LiveTV activities, Thales will now be able to offer a unique IPTV... [Read more]

More from Hamburg!

More from Hamburg!

STG Aerospace There were a lot of new LED Cabin Interior suppliers at AIX and an interesting trend we observed was the simplification and down-colorizing of the solutions… white, blue and red were the primary solutions we found. Designed as a cabin lighting retrofit solution, LED’s provide light, reliability, and the promise of... [Read more]

Two More From Hamburg

Two More From Hamburg

At AIX we had an interesting discussion about NFC and while at the IFPL booth, the IFExpress team got an education. Geoff Underwood, the CEO, spent time on the subject and if you are lacking a bit of understanding in the “world of cashless retail,” you are not alone. IFPL has a huge background in the world of cashless inflight purchasing... [Read more]

AIX 2015 Update

AIX 2015 Update

As the title mentions, we are going to explore a few more show vendors this week but we also wanted to give a tip-o-the-hat to AirBerlin, our transportation provider to/from Germany. Aside from a good food service and cheerful flight attendants, the IFE kept us entertained for nine hours each way. More importantly the IFE, RAVE from Zodiac... [Read more]

AIX Post Mortem – Part 1

AIX Post Mortem – Part 1

We open this week’s Hot Topic after a very successful and interesting trip to Hamburg for the 2015 Aircraft Interiors Exhibition. From almost every perspective there was more of everything. So much so, that your IFExpress reporters were so overwhelmed with the 3 halls worth of IFEC/Cabin display areas (approximately 100 exhibits) that... [Read more]

AIX 2015: Trends and Transformation!

AIX 2015: Trends and Transformation!

“I think 2015 was the best AIX Hamburg in years.  Creative connectivity solutions are expanding.  The off-aircraft connectivity space is growing with the big players recognizing content and strategic alliances are the fastest way to market.  As for inside-the-aircraft connectivity, I saw at least 6 new suppliers or added offerings from... [Read more]

Lumexis iPAX and AIX IFEC Booths Not to be Missed!

Lumexis iPAX and AIX IFEC Booths Not to be Missed!

First, we wanted to feature a Lumexis roll-out story about one coming big market change – ultra-low cost IFE for single-aisle aircraft. Rather than tell the story, here is the Press Release that does: “LUMEXIS LAUNCHING ULTRA-LOW COST IN-SEAT IFE SYSTEM AT AIRCRAFT INTERIORS EXPO 2015” “Lumexis has taken another industry-leading... [Read more]

Smart Wireless Access Points to Improve Passenger Experience

Smart Wireless Access Points to Improve Passenger Experience

Editor’s Note: A recent VT Miltope news release caught our eye and we wanted to set up this story for our readers with a bit of Cognitive Hot Spot background information, but then we saw this Innovation announcement in an Inflight’s e-message: “Inflight is pleased to award VT Miltope as the winner of the ‘Innovation in commercial... [Read more]