Inflight connectivity has gone main stream – at least in the USA. Internationally – well that’s another story. That’s the conclusion of respected industry commentator Mary Kirby who joins Steve Harvey to discuss the latest developments in connectivity and whether the reality matches the hype. Mary also has some pretty strong observations regarding the new slim-line seats being developed for the 737Max and A320neo. Good for the airline bottom line – but not necessarily for the bottom!
It’s been a hectic twelve months for the CEO of GEE, Dave Davis, as he leads the senior management team to integrate the different companies that comprise the Global Eagle group whilst at the same time visiting overseas offices and clients to explain the group strategy. The latest initiative, just announced, is the launch of the group’s new website www.geemedia.com. Dave joins Steve Harvey to discuss the progress so far and what the future holds for GEE.
What is an immersive seat? Listen up – it could be coming your way sooner than you think if Thales continues to develop the technology. Press play and see for yourself how passengers might be travelling a few years from now.
For the past five years APEX has been co-locating with IFSA and, to date, it seems like a win-win arrangement. People who work in the catering trade get an opportunity to check out the latest in-flight entertainment hardware, connectivity and seat design and likewise delegates to APEX can freely enter the IFSA exhibition to check out new trends in in-flight cuisine. But how much do you know about IFSA? It may surprise you to learn that it is by far the senior partner of the two organizations and this year celebrating 50 years. By comparison APEX is a mere youngster at 35 years. To discover more about IFSA and to check out the latest innovations in in-flight catering, please welcome Steve’s special guest today, the President of IFSA, Pam Suder-Smith.
The signs are down, the stands are packed away, another APEX conference is done and dusted. More than 3,000 delegates headed back home, most (but not all) with clear heads, each armed with a stack of business cards and a long “to do” list. An excellent time therefore to reflect on the week in Anaheim with this year’s APEX President, Alfy Veretto.