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Connectivity, SkyMall, IFE Expectations, Alaska Air and Other Residue!

Connectivity, SkyMall, IFE Expectations, Alaska Air and Other Residue!

Our “cover shot” this week is the newest Inmarsat “bird” designed for their new high speed global broadband network. Called Global Xpress (GX), the seamless product, when finalized, will be worldwide. The Global Xpress constellation will be made up of three satellites. The first GX satellite, Inmarsat-5 F1, is now in service over... [Read more]

This Week’s News Mix

This Week’s News Mix

The big news this week is from Gogo: The company announced today that it has received regulatory approval from the FCC to operate its next generation in-flight connectivity technology – 2Ku. The FCC approval clears a major hurdle in the path to launching the new service. The approval is a blanket approval from the FCC for Gogo to operate... [Read more]

“Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity” – by Rory Briski

“Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity” – by Rory Briski

We don’t know of an introductory book on IFEC on the market today, certainly not one that is as current as the one we just reviewed, that is, until we got a copy of the latest from an IFEC long-timer, Rory Briski. It features both the systems and the overall technology driving our market, so when we read Rory’s new book, “In-Flight... [Read more]

2015 and Beyond!

2015 and Beyond!

Happy New Year to our readers and thank you for another year of IFE change and growth. We are always excited to write up our predictions, in fact, we have been researching for a couple of weeks now to bring you the latest in prediction news. Based on technology change, we are in for a ride this year, and beyond. Everything from drones to... [Read more]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

It is the time of year when the IFExpress team says “Thank you!” to all of our readers for their patronage and recommendations over the past 12 months. 2014 has been an eventful news year in the world of IFEC and we anticipate 2015 to be just as exciting for our industry. Your next issue of IFExpress will be in your ‘in-box’... [Read more]

Tis the Season…

Tis the Season…

Our lead story could not be better titled because we just found the news of Panasonic’s gift in the fight to wipe out one of the most devastating diseases that plagues Africa, and mankind for that matter, but especially today in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone – Ebola. Our story begins only about one year ago when a small boy was... [Read more]

The Growing Demand for Premium Economy Seating

The Growing Demand for Premium Economy Seating

This past week we tracked down Boeing’s Cabin Marketing Guru, Kent Craver. If you remember, he spoke this year at AIX in Seattle and discussed some of the changes going on inside commercial airline aircraft seating operations. The reason we were interested is because of an event some 6 years ago, but we will discuss that in a minute. It... [Read more]

Aircraft Power Solutions

Aircraft Power Solutions

Our Hot Topic comes via an interview with PPI Power CEO Jim Haig during APEX in Anaheim and we thought it was so pertinent to our industry that it has become our feature for this week’s IFExpress. You might remember that IFExpress is dedicated to IFEC companies big and small and that’s why we chose PPI Power. With only some 32 US employees,... [Read more]