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APEX EXPO Has Hot Topics Too!

APEX EXPO Has Hot Topics Too!

You already know that Monday at APEX, the day before the exhibition floor opening, is usually devoted to Industry Education and 2014 is no different. On September 15, APEX plans a full day of speeches and presentations that we wanted to present to our readers to be sure they attended – this year looks to be very interesting and useful.... [Read more]

An InFlight Voice Proposition

An InFlight Voice Proposition

This Hot Topic may seem like the ‘long way around” to our message but, who knows, it may be worth it. A recent article from Yesmail Interactive analyzed 6.4 billion email usage in the last quarter noted that the number of mobile orders went up some 58%, 50% of consumers view email on a mobile device, and mobile revenue increased some... [Read more]

Is Gogo Becoming The Next Big IFE Player?

Is Gogo Becoming The Next Big IFE Player?

If you have stayed on top of the IFEC news lately, you might have seen a couple of Gogo announcements that really seem significant in the IFEC trenches – “Delta Studio” (By Gogo) and “Gogo Vision”. Lets dig a little deeper. Here is the first part, Delta Vision: Gogo recently announced that they have “received a supplemental... [Read more]

August Potpourri

August Potpourri

Our big story this week is that there is no big story. We suspect that with APEX some 6 weeks away, everybody is holding their news for the show. We understand that and trolled the Internet for a few tidbits you might not have seen. Here is the first one on the subject of hacking the aircraft electronics through the cabin IFE and the author,... [Read more]

IFE Through A Crystal Ball

IFE Through A Crystal Ball

Last time we talked a bit about the aviation future based on recent activity at Farnborough and thus this week we thought it would be interesting to get a personal take on the aircraft interior. So now, the question is: What can we expect in the future world of IFE, both in hardware and in content? We decided to ask two people who know as... [Read more]

Farnborough and Some IFE Market Estimates

Farnborough and Some IFE Market Estimates

Farnborough was a big success for Airbus, who beat out Boeing almost 2 to 1, at least based on aircraft sales dollars there – $75.22B and $40.2B respectively, sort of! At show’s end, Airbus had some 496 aircraft orders/commitments from the show and Boeing chalked 201, but there were some deals in the works. There were 121 A330neo... [Read more]

Airbus Launches The A330neo Widebody!

Airbus Launches The A330neo Widebody!

As we all expected, Airbus pulled out a new plane solution to the B787 “problem” at Farnborough,  and announced that the company is launching the A330neo. It will provide 14% fuel savings per seat and first delivery is expected within 42 months (end of 2017).  The A330neo will not only have new engines, but a larger wingspan. Over-all... [Read more]

A Gogo Look Ahead- Part 2, and Some Other News!

A Gogo Look Ahead- Part 2, and Some Other News!

In the last issue we noted Gogo, the inflight connectivity company, recently provided IFExpress a glimpse of the technology they plan to implement within a broad spectrum of aircraft connectivity options in the future, worldwide. (You might also check out a total airline connectivity market review article by Ed Perkins in AirFareWatchdog... [Read more]