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Boeing, Flymingo, SITAONAIR, and More Industry News

Boeing, Flymingo, SITAONAIR, and More Industry News

BOEING Roughly 10 months after the 737 MAX was grounded, David Calhoun has started as Boeing’s new CEO. In an email to employees Calhoun said “Many of our stakeholders are rightly disappointed in us, and it’s our job to repair these vital relationships. We’ll do so through a re-commitment to transparency and by meeting and exceeding... [Read more]

2020 Predictions and Industry News

2020 Predictions and Industry News

Well, Happy New Year everybody! It’s the beginning of 2020 and IFExpress is back with a lot of aviation news for you. Thanks for joining us and Stay Tuned! 2020 PREDICTIONS “Fiber and free-space optical networks are coming to the cabin in 2020 – for higher bandwidth, weight reduction, and future-proofing.” – Rich... [Read more]

MTM Robotics Purchased by Airbus, SITA’s Scan&Fly, and News From Astronics and Boeing

MTM Robotics Purchased by Airbus, SITA’s Scan&Fly, and News From Astronics and Boeing

(Today’s image is of the MTM Robotics facility in Mukilteo, Washington – recently purchased by Airbus.) ASTRONICS Astronics Corporation announced that Robert S. Keane has joined its Board of Directors, effective December 9, 2019. Mr. Keane is Chairman and CEO of Cimpress (Nasdaq: CMPR), which provides mass customization services... [Read more]

Panasonic and EUTELSAT Sign Multi-Year Agreement and Other News

Panasonic and EUTELSAT Sign Multi-Year Agreement and Other News

PANASONIC Panasonic Avionics Corporation has signed a multi-year agreement for Ku-band capacity on two multi-beam payloads on the EUTELSAT 10B satellite, due to be launched in 2022. This contract with Eutelsat Communications will enable Panasonic to provide multiple gigahertz of new extreme throughput (XTS Ku-band connectivity) to airlines... [Read more]

United Airlines’ Firm Order for 50 A321XLRs, SITA, Inmarsat and Other Industry News

United Airlines’ Firm Order for 50 A321XLRs, SITA, Inmarsat and Other Industry News

(Today’s image refers to a story in the Airbus section of IFExpress.) United Airlines Orders 50 A321XLRs United Airlines placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft as it begins to phase out older models and launches an expansion of transatlantic routes from its key U.S. hubs in Newark/New York and Washington D.C. United plans... [Read more]

Astronic’s Cooperation with CMC and Other Industry News

Astronic’s Cooperation with CMC and Other Industry News

Astronics Corporation announced a new cooperation with China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC). The collaboration between Astronics and CMC will create a channel for Astronics to provide Chinese airlines, OEMs and service providers with state-of-the-art inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) hardware and certification... [Read more]

Inplay Live from IdeaNova, the i+sCabin on Boeing’s ecoDemonstator and More Industry News

Inplay Live from IdeaNova, the i+sCabin on Boeing’s ecoDemonstator and More Industry News

IdeaNova IdeaNova is a software company with a decade of experience in IT security and secure video streaming.  Inplay secure streaming pioneered distribution and integration of Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies for modern Inflight Entertainment systems (IFE) and the Media and Entertainment industry. Their services and products... [Read more]

Air Canada’s First A220, News from ViaSat and More Industry News

Air Canada’s First A220, News from ViaSat and More Industry News

ASTRONICS Astronics Corporation is launching a new family of flexible, compact, 64-bit avionics I/O computing platforms for problem-solving and tech insertion in areas such as mission computing, distributed control and avionics data conversion. VIASAT EL AL Israel Airlines and Viasat Inc. announced they expanded their successful relationship,... [Read more]