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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]

Preview: AIX Hamburg 2015

Preview: AIX Hamburg 2015

Now in its fourth year, the premier conference and networking forum to discuss the vital strategic issues surrounding cabin innovation, consumer expectations and strategies for profitability within the cabin returns to Hamburg, Germany on 13th April 2015, hosted by the Aircraft Interiors and World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expos. It’s... [Read more]

Honeywell Tests Inmarsat GX High-Speed Data

Honeywell Tests Inmarsat GX High-Speed Data

It seems that each trip we take on an airliner, we have an increased need for connectivity. Whether it is a greater occurrence of email updates, more Wi-Fi streaming video, or just general web surfing. One supposes this is just human nature, or is it something else? On ground wireless usage habits tend toward greater frequency over time and... [Read more]

Panasonic Purchases ITC Global… & More

Panasonic Purchases ITC Global… & More

First, breaking news straight from the news release: Panasonic Corporation and ITC Global announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Panasonic to acquire ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communication services for the energy, mining, and maritime markets. Founded in 2001 with regional headquarters in... [Read more]

App’tly Noted

App’tly Noted

While preparing for our yearly sojourn to AIX in Hamburg, we began to think of what would be needed on the trip in the way of new apps for our portable devices that would be relevant and make the experience a bit easier. Let’s see, an app at the airports(s), an app or two in the plane for communication and possibly sleeping or game-play... [Read more]

All That JAZZ

All That JAZZ

Background: Now after almost two years and the brainpower of four unique and capable design/development/manufacturing organizations (BE Aerospace, Formation Design Group, Panasonic and, of course, Teague), the much anticipated JAZZ seat is about to hit the street… or should we say, “the rails”. If you look up the definition of the word... [Read more]