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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]

Part 1: Gogo Looks Ahead

Part 1: Gogo Looks Ahead

Let me start this piece by relating a flight experience I had recently. During the four hour trip from Seattle to Chicago, I had no Internet on the outbound leg of the journey; however, I had the luxury of Gogo wireless Internet on the return. I say luxury because the return leg was free and if I had paid for the experience, it would have... [Read more]

Smart Jacks and Unmanned Aircraft

Smart Jacks and Unmanned Aircraft

IFExpress got a release not long ago from IFPL  on their Self Testing Audio Jack Module and we wanted to get a little more data for our readers. But first, here is their release: IFPL, designers of in flight entertainment hardware, have recently received patent approval for their Self Testing Audio Jack Module. The Self Testing jack offers... [Read more]

Zodiac Inflight Innovations Wows At AIX!

Zodiac Inflight Innovations Wows At AIX!

Zodiac Inflight Innovations at AIX was all smiles this year, and why not? Rod Farley’s team of Larry Girard and Harry Gray has chalked up some 26 new airlines for RAVE the past couple years by offering a product with one of the best screen image qualities we have ever seen on a seatback unit. We are sure price is also another feature and... [Read more]

Two Names You Will Hear More From – Wisscom & Abdou Attou

Two Names You Will Hear More From – Wisscom & Abdou Attou

IFExpress is known for calling your attention to the “little guy”, and usually new start-ups in our business, no matter how big or small, deserve your attention. This week we present Wisscom, a relatively new venture in Oxford, UK (and possibly soon in Singapore). The company has an interesting goal: “…real-time tracking along with... [Read more]