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AIX Inflection Point

AIX Inflection Point

Every once in a while we all go to a meeting, see a presentation, or visit an industry show that is a significant event in our industry’s persona… this year it has to be Aircraft Interiors in Hamburg, Germany. Obviously a lot of our readers could not attend and we are aware of that fact. We planned to talk to as many folks as we could... [Read more]

It’s That AIX Time of Year: April 8 – 10!

It’s That AIX Time of Year: April 8 – 10!

It’s no secret that AIX is the worlds biggest Aircraft Interiors show (perhaps up to 10,000 visitors this year) and we wanted to give you a quick look at a few show-goers who have contacted us with booth and product information. Of course IFExpress will be there searching for new products and product improvements, new services, and interviews... [Read more]

KID-Systemes Delivers “Mediatainment” with SKYfi

KID-Systemes Delivers “Mediatainment” with SKYfi

At the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Show in Hamburg, one of the must visit booths is KID-Systeme (Hall B6, booth # 6C40) – their SKYfi and SKYpower displays are not to be missed. What piqued our interested was the melding of information, media and entertainment – “mediatainment”. Mediatainment is a made up word but in the case... [Read more]

Look Ma, No Wires – But, A Lot Of Data!

Look Ma, No Wires – But, A Lot Of Data!

This story begins with press release and finished with an email interview. We thought our readers would find the company interesting and their wireless product even more so. We think we have a scoop for IFExpress readers with this one! AirFI Press Release Apparently the AirFi product is just that, Wi-Fi in a box – it has thin air between... [Read more]

Satellites, Beacons, Crystal Cabin, Alerts, and One Mind Blower!

Satellites, Beacons, Crystal Cabin, Alerts, and One Mind Blower!

The big news this week is the Thales deal to purchase LiveTV and you can read it here. We found another blog reporter who had some interesting things to say about the deal. (Editors Note: In the past the folks at LiveTV have focused on the US, given their JetBlue customer. However, their plan for global reach has been one of Ku-band IPTV.... [Read more]

It’s That Time Again – AIX Hamburg, April 8 – 10, 2014

It’s That Time Again – AIX Hamburg, April 8 – 10, 2014

Each year IFExpress asks the good folks (Reed Exhibitions) who run the AIX Hamburg InFlight Entertainment and Connectivity Conference (not to mention food, cabin interiors and seating) in Hamburg, Germany to send along a few reasons to check out the big show in Europe. It is an important show for IFE folks and ancillary goods and services... [Read more]

A Discussion with Peter McLaughlin: CEO/Managing Director Stellar Group

A Discussion with Peter McLaughlin: CEO/Managing Director Stellar Group

Editors Note: We caught up with Mr. McLaughlin at an airport in the US recently and asked a few question about his company and the state of the IFE services industry. Forty years ago, (1974) Rob and Helen Lynch started an inflight entertainment service provision service in Sydney Australia by answering an advert in a Sydney newspaper. They... [Read more]

Two Significant Events in the Same Day!

Two Significant Events in the Same Day!

Thales had a milestone event today in the first delivery announcement of the latest Thales TopSeries AVANT in-flight entertainment and connectivity IFEC system. As launch customer for the newest system, China Southern selected “the world’s most advanced Thales passenger system”. Why is it important? In case you have been asleep for... [Read more]