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What you need to know before AIX in Hamburg (Part I)

I read a fascinating Newsweek article the other day while pretending to work out at the gym (yes, I do drag myself there at least once a fortnight when I’m not traveling and when I’m not…well, I do drag myself there at least once a month). The article suggested that the Twitterization of our culture […]

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Boeing 787 shortlisted for major aircraft interiors award

Well one thing’s for certain, Boeing’s got gumption. The US airframer entered the 787 – in its entirety – into the competition for a Crystal Cabin Award and, interestingly, has been shortlisted by the folks who hand out these coveted statutes (the Aviation Cluster Hamburg Metropolitan Region Association….tis a mouthful Every year at the Aircraft […]

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Intelligent Avionics: “We like being a newcomer”

In the world of in-flight entertainment (IFE), industry stalwarts Panasonic Avionics and Thales reign supreme. But newcomer Intelligent Avionics is eager to carve out a piece of the pie with the introduction of a next-gen IFE system called AURA. I’ve asked the firm’s newly-appointed business-development VP in the Americas, Rob Britton, to guest-blog about the […]

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Out of the box and into a new AURA

No sooner do we get word that BlueBox managing director Rick Stuart is leaving the firm, when, lo, a new in-flight entertainment company and system surfaces. Coinkidink? Errr. A splinter group from BlueBox, including Murray Skelton and Martin Cunnison, have formed Intelligent Avionics, and launched AURA, billed as “an ultra-lightweight, next generation IFE system”, which […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Fun in the sun at APEX 2010

The Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) conference and exhibition (formerly known as the WAEA conference and expo) is long over. Can you believe it has been nearly two weeks since Long Beach? But that doesn’t mean there isn’t more news to report from the event. Keep an eye on this space in the coming weeks, […]

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Serious business deserves to be taken seriously

I arrived home on Thursday night, after spending five days covering the co-located Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas (AIX) exhibitions in Long Beach, California. My cat – justifiably angry that I was away for so long – peed all over my laundry, but thankfully she spared the furniture (forgoing her […]

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Swipe out! Thales introduces credit card insert for next gen IFE

On the chance that you missed this video from AIX, here is my interview with Thales VP media services Stuart Dunleavy on why the firm’s next generation in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system is so special. Personally, I like that Thales will forgo the usual credit card swipe, and instead will offer a new credit […]

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