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Update From FlightPath3D, SpaceX Crew Dragon and Other News

Update From FlightPath3D, SpaceX Crew Dragon and Other News

FlightPath3D Update: IFExpress recently had an opportunity to touch base via Zoom with Jon Norris, vice-president of Marketing, FlightPath3D and he gave us a glimpse of the latest developments we would have seen if AIX Germany had taken place. Building on their stellar moving map to enhance the inflight experience, as well as, increasing... [Read more]

SITA & Sovrin Make Inroads Toward Lifetime Electronic Identity/Passports & Cosmic Girl to Install PAC High Speed Connectivity System

SITA & Sovrin Make Inroads Toward Lifetime Electronic Identity/Passports & Cosmic Girl to Install PAC High Speed Connectivity System

If there is one word that aptly describes the future right now it is change. Strangely, the Coronavirus has been on of the biggest drivers we, as change receivers, have seen in recent decades. However, the shift in lifestyle as a result of this pandemic will both facilitate and accelerate some major changes for all of humanity. Frequently,... [Read more]

The Road To Recovery – What It May Look Like

The Road To Recovery – What It May Look Like

Around the globe many governments have started the slow and cautious steps toward opening their economies. In the aviation sector, we have seen a slight up tick in the number of individuals traveling and have heard and/or seen the various reports of some flights experiencing 90% capacity, causing angst in many of the travelers (and probably... [Read more]

A Glimpse at a Post-COVID 19 World

A Glimpse at a Post-COVID 19 World

Today’s image is of three Boeing Dreamlifters that were carrying eye goggles and face shields from China to the United States. Since the last issue of IFExpress our industry is continuing to try to find a tenuous path forward. Many airlines are converting passenger cabins into cargo friendly environments (see the story below from Carlisle... [Read more]

FlightPlan Roundup and Other News

FlightPlan Roundup and Other News

This past week the industry gathered together via a live online broadcast event hosted by Apex and Inmarsat Aviation to address the challenges the aviation sector is facing as a result of the global pandemic and economic crisis. More than 3,000 individuals logged on to watch and participate in the 7+ hour event. The synopsis is outlined below... [Read more]

Aviation Industries Contract As a Result of COVID-19

Aviation Industries Contract As a Result of COVID-19

As expected, our industry is continuing to contract as a result of the ongoing pressures from COVID-19. Today’s issue of IFExpress features announcements from industry vendors and OEMs about current and forecasted reductions in their work force. Airlines are starting to address what flying may look like with social distancing still... [Read more]

Webinars, New Board Positions, Boeing Plant to Reopen, & #WeAreInThisTogether

Webinars, New Board Positions, Boeing Plant to Reopen, & #WeAreInThisTogether

Letter from the Editor The stay-at-home orders have affected millions of people, resulting in unprecedented unemployment rates in the U.S. and Europe, which are rising higher and faster than they ever have before. Compared to a year ago, the global aircraft capacity in available seat-miles is currently down by approximately 59%. Add to this... [Read more]

Dismal First Quarter Results for Airbus & Boeing and Other News

Dismal First Quarter Results for Airbus & Boeing and Other News

“Overall, it could be a very bad year for the economy,” Ben Bernanke said. “The U.S. economy could shrink 30% or more this quarter as stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the coronavirus outbreak choke off business.” Unfortunately, this scenario is not limited to the U.S.  – for the most part it is a global issue facing... [Read more]