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Awards, Connectivity, and IFE News of the Week

Awards, Connectivity, and IFE News of the Week

INMARSAT Inmarsat, a leader in global mobile satellite communications, has been named ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for the second year in a row at the World Travel Awards. The prestigious accolade was announced at a gala ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal last weekend, following a vote by travel and tourism executives... [Read more]

News Highlights from Inmarsat, Airbus, Boeing and More

News Highlights from Inmarsat, Airbus, Boeing and More

There is a lot of airplane news but let’s start off with news highlights from Inmarsat this week: INMARSAT Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, announced that its GX Aviation inflight broadband service is now being offered by leading Latin American airline Avianca as part of a free trial period on selected... [Read more]

Lots of Aviation News This Week

Lots of Aviation News This Week

New Airbus Appointments: AIRBUS has appointed Michael Schöllhorn as its next Chief Operating Officer (effective February 2019) and Dominik Asam as its next Chief Financial Officer (effective April 2019). Here is a little more on the two appointments, first the new CEO, Michael Schöllhorn: Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed... [Read more]

BOSE, Panasonic, Inmarsat and More!

BOSE, Panasonic, Inmarsat and More!

BOSE QuietControl 30 This week we thought our readers needed a rest from show news so we start off IFExpress with a review about a clever and great new set of earphones from BOSE that use Bluetooth to interact with your personal electronic device and provide the ability to manipulate the level of noise cancellation, depending on the need... [Read more]

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]