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Bugs, Hackers, Panasonic… and More!

Bugs, Hackers, Panasonic… and More!

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is engaging with elite ‘white hat’ hackers through leading bug bounty provider HackerOne to ensure the security of its inflight entertainment systems. HackerOne has helped major companies such as General Motors, Uber, Twitter, Airbnb, DropBox and Adobe identify and fix security vulnerabilities as... [Read more]

John Wade Returns to Commercial Aviation

John Wade Returns to Commercial Aviation

IFExpress: John, we assume you will be moving to the Chicago area… any expectations? Any trepidations? J.W.: “Yes, I have relocated to the Chicago area and am thrilled to be joining my colleagues here to start launching the 2Ku era. As for trepidations, having spent the last eight winters in Colorado, I’m not quite sure what Chicago... [Read more]

A Fine Mess… or Mesh!

A Fine Mess… or Mesh!

We first heard about meshed aviation networks a few years ago but not much has happened in the build and test phase until now. In the past, and as far back as 2008, mesh networks have found use on the ground and in the air with the military. However, in the last couple of years, mesh networks have found a proposed place, specifically in aviation... [Read more]

KID-Systeme’s New SKYfi Club, and More…

KID-Systeme’s New SKYfi Club, and More…

KID-Systeme: KID-Systeme’s SKYfi Club – a wireless streaming onboard platform for passenger and corporate aircraft – has been selected by Saudia as linefit on it’s fleet of 20 A330 and 30 A320. Saudia will present this premium content streaming ‎service as unique passenger experience under their brand SAUDIA SKYfi . SKYfi Club... [Read more]

PXCom, IFPL, and More…

PXCom, IFPL, and More…

PXCom: This week we have a lot of stories that will interest you and we thought we would start our offering with a light interview we recently had with a really nice guy, Cyril Jean of PXCom, located in France. Some three years ago, we met Cyril at an APEX luncheon where he joined our table with an introduction, a business card, and a conversation... [Read more]

GEE, Panasonic, Gogo, Honeywell and More…

GEE, Panasonic, Gogo, Honeywell and More…

GEE/Universal Suit Perhaps the on big news release today was found on Digital Music News. They note that after a couple years of litigation, UMG settled for a $15 million dollar payment with an additional 1,360,544 shares of GEE stock. Some 4,500 songs were allegedly infringed as well as videos. Earlier, we estimated that worst case, the... [Read more]

IFPL’s AS9100 Certification and a Lot More Stuff…

IFPL’s AS9100 Certification and a Lot More Stuff…

IFPL: OK, AS9100 Certification may not seem like a big deal to you (and we had to look it up) but it turns out that in aviation, quality management is a very big deal… with every airplane part! So, you might ask, what can be so difficult about setting up a Quality Assurance program? Plenty, in fact we counted well over 200 action items,... [Read more]

Global Eagle Entertainment Acquires Emerging Markets Communications

Global Eagle Entertainment Acquires Emerging Markets Communications

The world of in-flight connectivity and entertainment is undergoing a bit of a growth phase as service providers and IFEC vendors improve and consolidate their focus on more entertainment and more planes, and in some cases, more markets. Last year the acquisition of ITC Global (maritime, mining, and energy markets) by Panasonic was the lead-in... [Read more]