Author Michael Childers

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The digital content ecosystem

APEX is embracing the digital content ecosystem as it adopts DECE’s Common Format as ‘the single deliverable format for all IFEC uses’

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High flying wi-fi

A single inflight wi-fi access point might need to connect to more than 100 client devices, ranging from first-generation smart phones to the latest two stream 802.11ac laptops and tablets. Let’s consider the importance of successful and reliable connections, and network security

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Airspace by Airbus

The new Airspace by Airbus cabin brand will be introduced in the new A330neo – so what can airlines and passengers expect?

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ZAL TechCenter

The ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg will foster common development to ensure high-quality technology and a short time-to-market for cabins and cabin systems. Maryann Simson takes a closer look at the think-tank on the riverbank

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Can advertising be entertaining?

With the right partnerships,creative thinking and a bit of old-fashioned bartering, advertising can double as engaging IFE content – a win for airline number-crunchers, product brands and even passengers

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Turkish Airlines: We must make better economy seats

Ayşegül Durak, chief engineer for cabin interiors at Turkish Airlines, believes long-haul economy seating needs urgent attention. And she has some great ideas for how to improve the long-haul economy passenger experience.

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Divide, conquer and unite

Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Diehl Aerosystems has increased its global footprint and sales turnover by a factor of five since 2009. Now, under the direction of CEO Rainer von Borstel, the tier one supplier of avionics and cabin integration is on a mission of structural and procedural optimization

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IFE for the impaired: Part two

The conclusion of this two-part series, in which Michael Childers looks at inflight entertainment (IFE) advances for passengers with impaired sight or hearing

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IFE for the impaired: Part one

A recent rulemaking by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) sets requirements for closed captioning of IFE. In the first of a two-part series, Michael Childers considers how passengers with impaired sight or hearing will be able to enjoy more IFE options in the future