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APEX joins Twitter (plus a hashtag heads up)

Just in time for the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) annual conference and exhibition in Long Beach, California, the organization formerly known as the WAEA has joined Twitter. The move is yet another indicator that APEX is moving on up. Follow APEX on Twitter here. Separately, if you plan on tweeting your own news and […]

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Virgin brand everywhere as Passenger Choice finalists are revealed

Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, V Australia. All three carriers have been short-listed as finalists for the first annual Passenger Choice Awards by passengers from all over the world. Indeed, Virgin-branded airlines have been named as finalists in all but one of 12 categories – Best in Region, Middle East. Virgin will no doubt remedy that […]

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Airline entertainment is moving on up!

The World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA), which is rebranding as the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), is in the process of selecting a new logo. The organization has whittled the options down to five logos. Which is your favorite (see below)? I gotta say I think the last one is great. It has a futuristic […]

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Out of the cool room and into the passenger experience

Panasonic Avionics has been picking up awards left and right for its Integrated Smart Monitor (formerly known as Fusion) and its event-driven neXperience software for in-flight entertainment (formerly known as FlightPath), including scoring International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for both. But what’s with all the name changing of these game changers? We know Panasonic changed […]

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Is Row 44 a flirt or is she serious?

If Row 44 was a woman, she’d be a lass after my own heart – a little bit flirty but willing to team up with the right partner. We know about the OnAir/Row 44 chat and former OnAir chief Benoit Debain’s open admission that the Airbus/SITA joint venture would be game for such a tie-up. But […]

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UPDATE: Korean rocks economy with IFE, power & pretty girls

UPDATE: This is not Thales IFE. It’s Panasonic IFE! Doh! Indeed, I’m told that, at present, the dominant portion of Korean’s fleet is fitted with Panasonic System 3000 and eX2. Original blog:Sitting in Row 48 on a Korean Air Boeing 777-200, Zsolt Kiraly – an Apple loving, iPhone coding, Japanophile, MBA grad and all-round airplane […]

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Boeing studies the evolving role of IFE

Last year a project team at the ITT Institute of Design was tasked by Boeing to explore the future of in-flight entertainment (IFE), a space that the airframer “was interested in pursuing”, says the group. After a 15-week period of research, the team concluded that the term “IFE” may no longer apply, and instead envision […]

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What’s a couple of decades? Change is now afoot.

Twenty years ago, the World Airline Entertainment Association’s board of directors concluded that the name of the organization no longer defined the scope of the group, as evidenced by the above clipping from the latest issue of Avion magazine.Today, the WAEA’s current board is ready to formally press forward with a change that will include […]

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