All images: Greg Verville

More than 150 representatives from global airlines and suppliers attended the June 2018 APEX TECH event in Los Angeles, the leading technical forum to address technologies, content, revenue opportunities and innovations shaping the aviation industry.

APEX CEO Joe Leader stated, “At APEX TECH, we had two major advances for the entire airline industry. First, the London School of Economics unveiled an expansive report showing the tremendous economic benefits of high-speed connected aircraft with $15 billion a year in savings.

“Second, we had Spirit Airlines VP of Sales and Marketing Bobby Schroeter explain how their new fleet-wide connectivity will be profitable from ancillary revenue alone. Having Spirit Airlines become the first ultra low-cost carrier to become 100% connected demonstrates how pervasive connectivity has become. It no longer an option. Having Wi-Fi or Near-Fi connectivity is now an absolute expectation by most airline passengers.”

Scroll down for photos from the event, including shots from the networking event sponsored by Global Eagle.

APEX Media was on site to ask thought leaders about the connectivity trends that are shaping the industry. Click here to watch the video interviews.