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Digital and interactive destination content

Ahead of next week’s APEX Expo in Portland, USA, Cyril Jean, CEO of PXCom explains how this French startup company’s digital and interactive digital applications can enhance IFE systems with high-end destination content

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Aviation suppliers in a quandary

The German aviation industry is under pressure: pressure on pricing, and pressure to rethink their working methods in line with changing customer requirements. These pressures have been highlighted in a study conducted by the Staufen management consultancy in partnership with the BDLI

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Big data, big opportunities

If each flight of a Boeing 787 alone generates 500GB of data, with everything from the cabin pressure to the pressure of the tires being recorded, what happens to that massively growing amount of ‘big data’? And what do you do with it?

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Taking to the cloud

Having the right IT management tools, in-flight wi-fi and tablet-style entertainment systems could save money for airlines. From the passenger perspective, they should be aware of what services will be available to them and when, so the entertainment and wi-fi services they use are seamless and uninterrupted

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Flying in the digital age

As connected consumers, we’re increasingly running our lives from smart devices, yet despite the fact that we have high-speed internet access at home, at work, on the move and even at tube stations, air passengers can only get online on 24% of all miles flown. There are ways to improve this situation and to gain a key competitive advantage

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Resolving the perils of personalization

Airlines, airframe manufacturers and interior component suppliers need to work together in a new form of collaboration to reduce the delivery backlogs and delays caused by over-customization of components

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Too hot to handle

Li-Ion battery fires are a growing inflight threat as each passenger now brings an average of 4.5 Li-ion cells on to each flight, Here’s what you need to know about this hot topic

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Enforcing your IP rights

Enforcing your IP rights through the courts can be a very expensive and often drawn-out process, albeit a necessary one. However, there are a number of other alternatives available, such as negotiations and passive enforcement, to avoid a costly legal battle

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Why you feel cold in a blue cabin

Let’s consider a few psychological aspects of the passenger experience in commercial and private aviation that can affect the enjoyment of a journey

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