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SITAONAIR, Zodiac, digEcor, Spafax and More!

SITAONAIR, Zodiac, digEcor, Spafax and More!

There was a lot of interesting news this week, but lets start out with our rectangle story on SITAONAIR and their FlightTracker. SITAONAIR ICAO recommendations calling for airlines to report flight positions every 15 minutes became official on Thursday 8 November 2018  – and SITAONAIR is helping multiple airlines around the world meet... [Read more]

Connectivity and Other Industry Insights

Connectivity and Other Industry Insights

Food For Thought: We don’t think anyone in our industry will dispute the fact that connectivity is here to stay. Passenger expectations are driving that demand, and airline operations are too. However, have any of you IFEC aficionados noticed that the rate of connectivity installations is slowing down? This may seem a bit surprising given... [Read more]

APEX, Gogo and So Much More!

APEX, Gogo and So Much More!

A few more reports from APEX Boston digEcor: During APEX, digEcor had several significant announcements. One was the new EASA and FAA STCs for the digEcor power solutions on the B737 and A320. The company stated that by using their flexible AML STC they can offer rapid implementation of the light weight and easy to install USB or 110V power... [Read more]

More Show News and Other News As Well

More Show News and Other News As Well

IFPL: Charge-to-Charge is a patent pending solution that IFPL unveiled during APEX. As the name suggests, the new product enables an airline to monetize the USB power. There are two scenarios for a passenger to pay for USB inseat power inflight. 1) During the purchase of an airline ticket, a payment option to include for power during the... [Read more]

APEX Vendor News, the Latest News and More

APEX Vendor News, the Latest News and More

SkyLights At APEX in Boston, SkyLights announced their partnership with STELIA Aerospace for their premium inseat cinematic VR IFE solution. STELIA is one of the leaders in the field of Business and First class passenger seats The new product combines SkyLights’ Allosky headset, STELIA’s new Opal business class seat and InSeat Solutions’... [Read more]

A Few APEX Boston Highlights

A Few APEX Boston Highlights

OK, let’s kick off this IFExpress with some “trends” we saw at the show in Boston. These aren’t predictions but just observations and we will of course talk about them in the weeks to come. Big IFE seems very interested in satcom. This sort of makes sense, especially if there is a future payback. Show booths are seemingly getting... [Read more]

APEX Boston Round-Up: Installment #1

APEX Boston Round-Up: Installment #1

Another APEX has gone by and there were some interesting changes and new technologies at the Boston Experience. Specifically, here are a few of the event “big deals” we saw. And you should note, some of the technologies and business deals will be with us for years and impact the industry for some time. Here are just a few of the deals... [Read more]

Interview With Astronics Corporation And A New Broadband Partnership

Interview With Astronics Corporation And A New Broadband Partnership

At this year’s APEX we thought it would be interesting to watch out for the following as examples of potential show announcements: consolidations; large companies seeking smaller companies and ancillary products; and even passenger apps that help expand business, save money and allow for personalized customer experiences. And without saying,... [Read more]