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INFOGRAPHICS: IFEC evolves and dreams become reality

In-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) has come a long way baby, and airlines and travelers are taking serious notice. In fact, IFEC has never been hotter!! As industry executives from all over the world prepare to descend on Seattle for next week’s Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference and exhibition – which will no doubt […]

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Multiplayer social gaming takes to the skies

Get ready to knock out your fellow passengers in flight! A new multiplayer social gaming platform for in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems allows passengers to host, invite and play multiplayer games with each in the sky. The so-called ‘Playport’ platform, which has been created by Western Outdoor Interactive, even allows airlines to host cabin-wide contests for […]

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Thales launches Android app for APEX; gets ready to party

Thales has launched a new Android app so that attendees of theforthcoming Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference and exhibition in Seattle can keep track ofThales news and events at the show as well as access a map of the show floor, get directions andmore. The app is a clever way of reminding people that […]

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Jonathan Norris to lead APEX’s news coverage under Ink deal

It’s not often that you hear about a top aircraft engineer and industry executive making the leap into publishing, but that’s exactly what Jonathan Norris, formerly Airbus vice-president cabin design office, has done. The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) has selected Ink (known for its in-flight magazines) to produce the association’s quarterly magazine and other […]

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Rockwell Collins IS BACK in the NEW in-seat IFE game!

Rockwell Collins will tell you that it never really left the world of in-seat audio/video on demand (AVOD). And, quite technically, Rockwell Collins is right. The company’s eTES and dTES in-flight entertainment systems are in operation on myriad aircraft in the world fleet, and the firm has continued to support these solutions for its customers. […]

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Daniel Craig and ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital form bond

James Bond might wear the Omega Seamaster wristwatch in the movies, but he’ll be sporting an entirely different watch when he climbs aboard the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital. ORBIS has announced it is working in cooperation with Omega and brand ambassador Daniel Craig – aka  Bond – to support the non-profit organization’s fight against preventable […]

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Industry expert Jon Norris tables IFEC forecast for 2011

What does 2011 hold for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)? That’s not the easiest question to answer. After all, technology is moving SO fast, and a host of new players are entering the field. I decided to put the query to industry expert Jonathan Norris, who holds the title of vice-president cabin design office at […]

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Top five most important IFEC moments of 2010

It’s that time of the year again, when we celebrate the achievements of the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) industry over the last 12 months.Just as in 2008 and 2009, I’ve compiled my “top five most important IFEC moments” for 2010. Drum roll please….1)    Lufthansa re-launches in-flight high-speed Internet on overseas flights. The significance of […]

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IFEC industry gives from the heart to help ORBIS

What’s better than a Christmas party? For the good folks at Inflight Productions, a donation to global non-profit organization ORBIS was more important than indulging in bottles of bubbly and figgy pudding. The London-headquartered firm abstained from its usual festivities in order to provide £3,000 ($4, 600) to ORBIS, which, with its Flying Eye Hospital […]

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VIDEO: FlyDubai’s new IFE system explained

FlyDubai is singing the praises of its new Lumexis fiber optics-based in-flight entertainment (IFE) system. But what makes the system, now flying on board a FlyDubai Boeing 737 with Sky Interior, so darn unique? During the APEX convention, Lumexis CEO Doug Cline gave us the skinny on the so-called fiber-to-the-screen IFE platform, using a clear […]

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