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Airline Advertising Changes & More APEX Booths Not To Miss

Airline Advertising Changes & More APEX Booths Not To Miss

APEX 0415: Onboard Advertising First up, at APEX 2017 in Long Beach, California.  On Monday, there is an educational session that you should attend in the afternoon for sure. It is an inflight advertising initiative and Michael Childers, the Inflight Ad Guru, will talk about the constraining technical and organizational issues surrounding... [Read more]

APEX Is Coming!

APEX Is Coming!

IFExpress found a few data points on industry folks who will be at APEX. Check them out! FTS Technologies Inc. Booth: 665 Contact: Ben Fuller, Director of Sales for Americas.  Darrel Chua, General Manager of FTS (and Sales for Asia) – darrel@fts-aero.com APEX Highlights: We will be demonstrating our latest Xstream Lite wireless streaming... [Read more]

It’s Coming!! APEX Expo: Long Beach, CA September 26 – 28!

It’s Coming!! APEX Expo: Long Beach, CA September 26 – 28!

Just in case you aren’t familiar with APEX EXPO, here is what they say: “The APEX EXPO is the industry’s largest PaxEx event exclusive to experts and decision-makers committed to elevating the level of the worldwide airline passenger experience. The four-day premier event features top-notch seminars led by industry experts, the... [Read more]

UTC Acquires Rockwell Collins along with Some Additional Industry News!

UTC Acquires Rockwell Collins along with Some Additional Industry News!

BREAKING NEWS United Technologies Corp has struck a $30 billion agreement to buy avionics and interiors maker Rockwell Collins Inc, the companies said on Monday. Further, it creates one of the world’s largest makers of civilian and defense aircraft parts. United Technologies will pay $140 per share for Rockwell Collins, split between $93.33... [Read more]

Thales, Panasonic, Inmarsat, Astronics and More!

Thales, Panasonic, Inmarsat, Astronics and More!

THALES Thales and Japan Airlines welcome the entry into service of the Boeing 787-9 newly configured aircraft equipped with AVANT In-Flight Entertainment system. The new JAL Sky Suite 787-9 cabin on the airline’s Tokyo Narita to Kuala Lumpur route debuted this summer. Japan Airlines is a long-term, valued Thales customer who is the first... [Read more]

Innovations from IFPL at APEX, News from Gogo and Others

Innovations from IFPL at APEX, News from Gogo and Others

It’s getting show time so here is the first product promotions we received. If your products will be showcased at APEX in California, let us know! IFPL Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) specialists IFPL will be showcasing their latest power solutions at APEX 2017 in Long Beach, California. With new consumer devices adopting... [Read more]

Its Summer and It’s Sorta Quiet!

Its Summer and It’s Sorta Quiet!

With vacations and pre-show quietness, our IFExpress search and discovery for news and industry input is lightweight this week; however there are some stories that we found so lets get started with a couple of news pieces from Rockwell Collins – and no, we have no more on a potential UTC buyout. Rockwell Collins The company will showcase... [Read more]

Rockwell/UTC, Gogo, and more!

Rockwell/UTC, Gogo, and more!

This is HOT – and unannounced! We hear that United Technologies Corp has submitted an offer to acquire aircraft component maker Rockwell Collins Inc.. It is IFExpress’ understanding that Rockwell Collins is in the process of reviewing the offer, but we don’t know the outcome of said review. Bloomberg News reported earlier that... [Read more]