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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]

Roundup: APEX TC

Roundup: APEX TC

If you are wondering why we are using the image of the Southwest/Beats paint job for the Hot Topic, it is because we were inspired by the case study in Patrick Prefontaine’s terrific APEX presentation… and because the airplane looks cool. Thanks to Southwest and Patrick! – Patricia Wiseman | Editor. After viewing the APEX TC agenda,... [Read more]

Stellar Celebrates 40 Years of Success!

Stellar Celebrates 40 Years of Success!

We cannot think of an IFE show in recent years that we have not walked by the Stellar Entertainment booth to be met with a “G’day! Have a piece of candy,” by a tall silver-haired gentleman. It is precisely the way we will always remember Rob Lynch, Chairman of Stellar Entertainment… his presence and personal demeanor, which is partly... [Read more]

AT&T Says: ‘No Thanks’ and Other Stories

AT&T Says: ‘No Thanks’ and Other Stories

The big deal this week is the announcement from AT&T on Sunday that they are no longer courting the inflight Wi-Fi business, and we all wondered when it was going to happen. Lets face it, Gogo has the US market sewed up for years and we only wondered when AT&T was going to come to the same conclusion. While their LTE solution might... [Read more]

The Constant Connectivity Conundrum

The Constant Connectivity Conundrum

If you have not figured it out already, the process of trying to stay connected on your iDevice when you travel is a continual pain in the you-know-what. If you travel for a living, it is even more difficult because you deal with it every day, sometimes multiple times a day. Pax Trends Infographic. Sure, you may have a data plan with your... [Read more]