In 1979 John White was a founding father of the WAEA and, in 1983, served as President of the Association. From 1988 until his retirement in 2010, John was the editor and publisher of AVION magazine. He gave countless educational presentations, designed the iconic AVION Award using rotor blades salvaged from a Delta jet engine and was a worthy recipient of the WAEA Lifetime Achievement Award. Recently he had been working towards the opening of a permanent IFE exhibition at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Last week we heard the sad news that John had died after a year-long battle against cancer. He will be missed. As a tribute to John and with the blessing of his wife Martha, PME is re-releasing the 2010 interview in which he chats to Steve Harvey about his long and eventful career in inflight entertainment.
Join us as we celebrate the 100th PME Interview with special guest, Amir Samnani, Managing Director, Post Modern Group. Watch carefully and you can win a brand new iPad Air. We have three to give away! Enjoy.
For years inflight magazines have been generating revenue for airlines but placing ads on the TV screen has always been a challenge. Now Thompson Aerospace has come up with a solution that promises to generate revenue from the screen as well as the printed medium. To find out more about the system works, the Director of Software Engineering, Dave Dyrnaes from Thompson joins Steve Harvey for the PME Interview. If you work for an airline that wishes to earn money from your expensive seat back and overhead screens, you’ll want to take a listen.
Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has become a significant player in the inflight entertainment business having acquired the long established Post Modern Group and its affiliates; AMP International, SeaMovies, Ambient Digital Media and Criterion Pictures. Global Eagle Entertainment acquired leading connectivity provider Row 44 and is the largest stakeholder in content giant Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA), which includes Inflight Productions, Entertainment in Motion, DTI and Fairdeal. Global Eagle was formed to optimize leading technologies across a group of companies providing innovative content and connectivity solutions for inflight entertainment. To find out more about the strategy behind GEE and future plans for the group, Global Eagle CEO John LaValle joins Steve Harvey for the latest PME Interview.
The mood on the floor last week was largely positive as a record number of delegates attended the latest APEX/IFSA EXPO in Anaheim. The annual election for the 2013–14 APEX Board of Directors was hotly contested and, as a result, there are a number of new faces this year. In this week’s PME Interview, Steve Harvey talks with APEX President Linda Celestino about the Board’s agenda for the coming year and chats to delegates on the EXPO floor to get their reaction to the show.