Despite great efforts to push my body to the limit at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (#AIX11) in Hamburg, including engaging in some dancing queen moments on my final day (I trust that videotape will be burned), I've returned largely intact.
This is due to the fact that I was able to nab some sleep on Air France's new Affairs seat on the Paris-Newark leg (you regular blog readers know how hard it is for me to sleep on a plane...even with the aid of legal drugs and alcohol, ahem).
While at #AIX11 I accumulated a boatload - and I mean a boatload - of news, which will be rolled out on the blog and the Flightglobal IFEC/interiors channel in the coming days and weeks (I'm attending the MRO show in Miami next week so I'm sure there will be even more IFEC/interiors joy to report from there). Wet your whistle with a look at our fantabulous #AIX11 show dailies here first though.
But do check out this little gem - an exclusive look at how Siemens/Altran intend to bring wireless IFE to an aircraft near you. The slides below will show you the way. On an aside, I tried Panasonic Avionics' already-developed wireless IFE at #AIX11 and it worked like a charm.