Travel technology

March 12, 2014 - 11:30am
Flight Display Smart Cabin

Flight Display Systems (Booth 700), based in Alpharetta, Ga., is showcasing six new products at the AEA gathering this year. Smart Cabin CMS combines control of cabin management, in-flight entertainment and wireless connectivity, allowing passengers to use their own personal electronic device to control HD video equipment, cabin lighting, audio and more.

February 24, 2014 - 7:50pm

Flight Display Systems (Booth No. 5912) has focused its booth to show off its Smart Cabin cabin management, in-flight entertainment and wireless system for helicopters.

February 12, 2014 - 2:10am
Jeppesen, Microsoft and Delta have collaborated to provide the FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag application on Microsoft Surface 2 tablets.

Making its first standalone appearance at an international airshow here in Singapore, software giant Microsoft (Booth E63) will promote a variety of software and hardware solutions for airline passengers, staff and pilots.

“The key for us and the reason why we’re engaging at the airshow is because we’ve been doing a lot of work over the past few years in the airline space and we see airlines as a tremendous opportunity for Microsoft,” said Matthew Muta, the company’s global managing director for hospitality and travel.

November 14, 2013 - 11:55am

France-based cabin equipment manufacturer PGA Electronic is being taken over by Astronics, a U.S. firm that specializes in lighting, electric power and automated test systems, the two companies announced earlier this month. While PGA’s annual revenues are close to $44 million, Astronics is acquiring the company for $28.5 million. The deal is expected to be closed by year-end. PGA, which employs 190, offers products such as reading lights, cabin management systems and screens for in-flight entertainment.

October 23, 2013 - 9:20pm

Buoyed by strong demand for its forward-fit systems from OEM customers, aircraft lighting and electrical systems provider Emteq (Booth No. C7012) has weathered the global economic downturn better than many. In the past two years alone, the New Berlin, Wis.-based company has opened a new production facility in Montana, expanded its existing offices in Montreal and Brazil to be closer to its OEM clients, and established a European customer-service base in Switzerland.

October 23, 2013 - 7:30pm

Buoyed by strong demand for its forward-fit systems from OEM customers, aircraft lighting and electrical systems provider Emteq (Booth No. C7012) has weathered the global economic downturn better than many. In the past two years alone, the New Berlin, Wis.-based company has opened a new production facility in Montana, expanded its existing offices in Montreal and Brazil to be closer to its OEM clients, and established a European customer-service base in Switzerland.

October 20, 2013 - 4:30am
InTheAirNet aircraft power entertainment module serves up to 10 passengers, and operates in tandem with a dual USB passenger interface port.

InTheAirNet announced that it received U.S. patent approval September 10 for a new in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for commercial and business aircraft. This is one of a recent series of InTheAirNet patent applications relating to airlines and private jets that the Irvine, Calif.-based electronics specialist believes will reduce both cost and weight for the end user and still provide full features, including the connectivity on which the current market is focused.

September 4, 2013 - 1:30am

China Satellite Communications and Row 44 owner Global Eagle Entertainment have signed a memorandum of understanding to help Chinese airlines that want to add in-flight connectivity services. The agreement will also allow Row 44 customer airlines to continue delivering in-flight connectivity services while flying into and over China. The agreement calls for Row 44 to provide hardware and software to support satellite-based in-flight connectivity.

May 22, 2013 - 9:00am

Satcom Direct (Booth 455) has signed an agreement with Honeywell to be a distributor for the Inmarsat GX Aviation Ka-band service, for which Honeywell itself is a value-added reseller. The Florida-based communications specialist will also be a distributor of GX avionics equipment. The service is scheduled to be commercially available early in 2015 and is designed to offer “consistent, high-capacity broadband coverage around the world.” For example, users should be able to stream Internet content live or hold uninterrupted video calls from 30,000 feet.

May 20, 2013 - 4:55am
OnAir

Satcom Direct (Booth 455) has signed up to become a reseller of OnAir’s in-flight GSM mobile phone service. The U.S.-based company will market the Mobile OnAir product to business aircraft operators.

 
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