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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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Investors take notice as IFEC industry grows at fast clip

August 23, 2013

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Maybe it’s the fact that IFEC firms Gogo and Global Eagle Entertainment are now publicly traded companies. Maybe it’s the fact that investment firms are more actively sniffing around the IFEC space. Maybe it’s the fact that the behemoth satellite industry is poised to play a significant role in the passenger experience. Or maybe it’s […]

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Boeing agreement with Lumexis moves IFE firm closer to linefit offerability on 737NGs

August 22, 2013

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes has started working with Lumexis to evaluate and qualify the inflight entertainment firm’s fiber optics-based IFE system for potential installation on the airframer’s 737-800 and -900 production line, the APEX Editor’s Blog can reveal. A technical services agreement (TSA) signed by Boeing and Lumexis represents an important milestone for Lumexis, as it […]

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Metadata standardization for IFE still very much up in the air

July 31, 2013

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Metadata standardization might not have been the sexiest techie buzzword tossed around at the recent APEX Technology Committee conference in Burbank, but it is probably the one most seasoned travellers can best relate to. And that’s because whether they know it or not, anyone who’s flown on an IFE-equipped airplane recently has used metadata to […]

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Airbus to broaden IFE options on A350 XWB; chief salesman John Leahy weighs in

July 15, 2013

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Airbus is still planning to expand the options for inflight entertainment systems offered on the A350 XWB through a call for tender for “light” IFE solutions, a move that will be welcomed by airlines keen to see a greater choice of suppliers in the A350 catalogue. As it stands, airlines can choose between Thales and […]

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Trip Report: Take flydubai to The Maldives for Parathas, Pringles and inner bliss

June 17, 2013

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Until recently, I’ve never really travelled much for work. But I’ve been obsessed with the concept since I experienced it firsthand many years ago on a business trip with my Dad to Lodi, California.Today Lodi is known as the “Zinfandel Capital of the World”, but in the late 1970s, it was just another dusty little […]

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FAA under mounting pressure to make its position clear on inflight PED use

May 24, 2013

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BURBANK, CALIFORNIA: In 1966, the FAA first published regulations to address the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) on aircraft, after a previous study highlighted their potential for interference with avionics. Since that time, the FAA has led four industry activities to study PEDs in-flight. But, by the early 1990s, the variety of PEDs being […]

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INTERIORS: Lumexis to bring at-home viewing experience to the skies with FTTS Second Screen

April 8, 2013

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Streaming “second screen” content to passengers’ own devices to compliment airline-provided entertainment and enrich the viewing experience has been a much-discussed topic in IFE circles of late, but Lumexis is about to turn talk into action. The company has unveiled FTTS Second Screen, an extension of the already-developed capabilities of its wireless IFE solution, WiPAX, […]

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Panasonic Avionics’ rivals stay mum on news that IFE giant faces bribery probe

April 1, 2013

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Panasonic Avionics’ competitors are remaining silent about what, if any, recourse they would pursue should US authorities find evidence that the Lake Forest, California-based inflight entertainment giant secured overseas business through bribes. The Wall Street Journal yesterday reported that Panasonic Avionics, a unit of Panasonic Corp, received a subpoena from government investigators seeking communications between […]

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Airlines look to package wireless IFE as part of broader mobile apps for travellers

March 13, 2013

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Wireless IFE is gradually proving its mettle on metal flown by airlines across the planet. Everyone from Virgin Australia and European budget carrier Condor to South America’s Lan and Gol – as well as a growing list of North American operators – have committed to, are trialling or have fully adopted solutions that allow passengers […]

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