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About Mary Kirby

Editor in Chief - APEX Media Platform | Previously Senior Editor at Flight International where she led the magazine's coverage of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and aircraft interiors | Former proprietor of the highly-regarded Runway Girl blog, which focused on the passenger experience | Regularly speaks at industry conferences about airborne communications, ancillary revenue opportunities for airlines and social media | You can connect with Mary on Twitter, LinkedIn

Video: Portable IFE specialist digEcor jumps into embedded space

October 24, 2013

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Gogo chief commercial officer talks new Magnolia partnership, Ku antenna radome testing

October 22, 2013

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Earlier this month Gogo announced it has partnered with Magnolia Pictures to offer their movies to airline passengers through its Gogo Vision streaming video solution. The content will include pre-theatrical and theatrical release titles, which is a first for Gogo, and potentially a first for the industry. To date, major Hollywood studios have disallowed the streaming […]

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Global Eagle acquires IFE Services; plans to combine content service units in 2014

October 21, 2013

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Making good on its stated promise to further consolidate the inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) industry, and work towards creating an “entertainment in motion powerhouse”, Global Eagle Entertainment has bought the UK-based parent of IFE Services – Travel Entertainment Group Equity – for $36 million in cash. The acquisition of Travel Entertainment Group Equity from […]

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One-on-one with Virgin America’s manager of IFE and partnerships, Alfy Veretto

October 16, 2013

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In an interview with APEX Media, Virgin America’s manager of IFE and partnerships Alfy Veretto talks about how the carrier is focused on creating something different and better for the flyer; the importance of early window movies to IFE; and how APEX members have played a pivotal role in his own career development. Please tell […]

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VIDEO: ‪TXS introduces concept to streamline passenger experience at airports

October 7, 2013

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Airlines may not wait for FAA guidance to begin testing for gate-to-gate use of personal electronics

October 3, 2013

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A government-industry group tasked by the FAA to examine the safety issues associated with the gate-to-gate use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) has tabled its recommendations, and urged the agency to loosen restrictions. Now the ball is in the court of the FAA, which is expected to provide guidance to airlines detailing what they need […]

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VIDEO: Lufthansa Systems talks roll-out of wireless IFE on Lufthansa and Virgin Australia

September 30, 2013

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VIDEO: Rockwell Collins talks timeline for new IFE to be factory-fit at Airbus and Boeing

September 27, 2013

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Bitmap standard under review following Senator Harkin’s call for IFE closed captioning

September 24, 2013

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Those of us who regularly fly in economy class know all too well the indignities associated with long-haul air travel. But even so, we’re simply a movie selection or audio soundtrack selection away from being transported to a different reality. That is the case, at least, for passengers who can hear. More often than not, […]

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EMTEQ to provide Transaero 767 fleet with cabin-wide LED mood lighting

September 18, 2013

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Russian carrier Transaero has chosen EMTEQ as its partner for its cabin-wide LED mood lighting upgrade for its Boeing 767 fleet. EMTEQ’s says its mood lighting upgrade “is highly customizable and will allow Transaero to provide a truly unique travel experience for passengers while re-enforcing Transaero’s brand”. In addition to enhancing the passenger experience, says […]

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