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Data, Thales, Satcom Direct, and More News

Data, Thales, Satcom Direct, and More News

Over the past year, there have been numerous IFEC personnel changes that have the potential to impact and influence the direction our industry is charting. Thales and Gogo have many new entrants to the industry on their employment roster, as well as, new leaders at the helm; while the vast majority of Panasonic’s upper management has... [Read more]

This Week’s Hot Topic Features Immfly, Astronics, BlueBox and Others

This Week’s Hot Topic Features Immfly, Astronics, BlueBox and Others

This week we have plenty of news from some regular contributors and others as well. So let’s get started! IMMFLY The new onboard entertainment and digital services platform “Wamos On Air”, designed and developed by Immfly, is now available and passengers will be pleased with a broad range of entertainment possibilities easily accessible... [Read more]

New Faces at Panasonic and Thales and Other Industry News

New Faces at Panasonic and Thales and Other Industry News

Panasonic Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has appointed Gaston Sandoval, as Global Head of Marketing and Product Management. In this role, Gaston will lead Panasonic’s marketing and product strategy as the company evolves into a digital platform and services company and delivers the next generation of passenger experiences. As... [Read more]

Farnborough Totals and Other Industry News

Farnborough Totals and Other Industry News

The new Airbus BelugaXL’s first flight was a few days ago and the airplane’s “face” was just too good not to make it the rectangle for this week’s IFExpress. Following the first flight, the BelugaXL will undergo some 600 hours of flight test over 10 months to achieve Type Certification and entry into service later in 2019.... [Read more]

A Connectivity Company’s IBP, the Internet of Things, Inmarsat & ESA and Some Other News

A Connectivity Company’s IBP, the Internet of Things, Inmarsat & ESA and Some Other News

As you all know, this week is Farnbourgh Air Show in the UK. Needless to say, there is a ton of new aircraft sales being reported daily from Boeing, Airbus et al. Next week’s issue of IFExpress will have a synopsis for you – so stay tuned for a convenient snap shot! We should note that some $44 Billion dollars worth of aviation goods... [Read more]

AIX & APEX Boston, Inmarsat, SITA, and More News

AIX & APEX Boston, Inmarsat, SITA, and More News

Another Tuesday and another IFExpress. Be sure to check out the story about the B52 Midnight Express restoration (image above) at the end of this week’s Hot Topic. Aircraft Interiors Exposition – Boston Aircraft Interiors Expo, Boston (AIX, Boston), the fall’s only meeting place for the passenger experience industry, will this... [Read more]

Disruptive and Different By Design, RAVE ULTRA = Stress Free IFE

Disruptive and Different By Design, RAVE ULTRA = Stress Free IFE

RAVE ULTRA is the Third Generation RAVE System During AIX we sat down with Zii and discussed RAVE and the next evolution of their full-up AVOD product dubbed ULTRA. Below is the fruit of that interview and several telecons since then! While at their booth, we were shown (and amazed) at the size, and we mean thinness, of the screen. You can... [Read more]

Aircraft Security from VT Miltope & RazorSecure and Other News

Aircraft Security from VT Miltope & RazorSecure and Other News

Perhaps, one of the more interesting presentation at last week’s APEX TC Meeting in Los Angeles was the VT Miltope/RazorSecure discussion on IFEC Security. Why? Because airplane connectivity hacking is an issue we all are concerned about, especially if you travel. But more importantly, hacking an airplane is a very big deal! When we... [Read more]