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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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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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#APEX10 action has begun. Check it out!

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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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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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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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Plenty of meat, but no sausage (IFEC/interiors update)

It has been a busy few weeks for this RWG with back-to-back-to-back trips on both sides of the pond. Along the way, I’ve picked up various bits of IFEC/aircraft interiors news that I’d like to share with you. (This meal is probably best served with German beer, but please no more sausage for the love […]

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