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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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SCOOP: WAEA seeks to include interiors sector in rebrand

The World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) wants to add the interiors sector to its mix, RWG can exclusively reveal.A WAEA spokesman confirms that members received a letter yesterday about the matter. They have until 7 May to vote on whether or not to rebrand as the Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) group. We’re already seeing evidence […]

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Game on as Carlisle acquires ECS

Glasses will no doubt be raised, or rather, beer bottles will no doubt be clanked, as Carlisle Companies joins with its newly acquired Electronic Cable Specialists (ECS) this evening in celebrating what many football fans are calling “the game of the century”. I’m not going to even pretend I know why the Green Bay vs […]

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Hashtag WAEA, Hashtag IFEC

Nine years after attending my first World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Anaheim, California, I’m headed back to the West Coast for the organization’s 30th annual expo in Palm Springs. As I pack my bags for tomorrow’s flight, I am reminded that much has changed in the world of in-flight entertainment since […]

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Former WAEA exec director talks about Wi-Fi survey results

Remember that in-flight Wi-Fi survey that I’ve been bugging you to take? Well the results are in, and they are very interesting. Read the entire update here: IAG Wi-Fi report.doc Innovation Analysis Group (IAG), which undertook the survey, states that while the data has changed only marginally over the last three years, there has been strong movement […]

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Everett gallery (787s, hard work, and working hard at play)

Over the last several days this blog has featured just some of the news to come out of the World Airline Entertainment Association’s (WAEA’s) single focus connectivity workshop, which was held on 14-15 July at Boeing’s Future of Flight Museum in Everett, Washington. Flight Global’s new IFE&C web channel has also been running a list of stories from […]

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Kneading dough for a better return

There are ways to capture additional revenue dollars from in-flight connectivity above and beyond basic fee-for-service deals. And you can be sure airlines are keen to hear all plausible concepts. During the recent World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) single focus connectivity workshop, AeroMobile senior commercial manager Adla Hendry described how the Arinc/Telenor joint venture is […]

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LiveTV hopes to get live television on Azul by World Cup

LiveTV is working very hard to bring live television to Azul’s Embraer E-Jets in time for the soccer World Cup, which gets kicked off in June 2010. So said LiveTV vice-president of sales and marketing Mike Moeller this week at the WAEA single focus workshop, which, by all accounts, seems to have been a terrific […]

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PHOTO: A Corona and the Boeing 787

What a nice combination! One gives you a little lift and the other hopes to give you a little lift sooner rather than later (ahem). I enjoyed Aircell’s reception at the WAEA single focus workshop yesterday evening, and true to form, I handed off my camera to an attendee (thank you!) for a pic in […]

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Connectivity makes IFE a high stakes game: IFE&C expert Richard Owen

I’m happily ensconced in my hotel room in Mukilteo, breathlessly awaiting tomorrow’s WAEA single focus workshop on connectivity (and anxiously awaiting some fish and chips from next door). Okay, “breathlessly” might be pushing things a tad, but I must admit I am excited about tomorrow’s event. There is so much going on in the world […]

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