The Weekly Wrap with APEX: Episode 6

This week, Maryann Simson and Seth Miller explore how COVID-19 could change the way in-flight entertainment (IFE) content is procured and distributed: Will passengers forgo embedded systems in favor of personal electronic devices? Are the days of exclusive early-window content over for airlines? On hand to explore these questions is special guest Daniel Welch, senior research consultant at Valour Consultancy.

The episode also looks at how Dassault Systèmes is using 3-D modeling technology to simulate cabin airflow, and therefore predict how COVID-19 might be spread throughout the air travel journey; the aborted SpaceX launch and a new survey from Honeywell Aerospace.

See below for a rundown of the different topics discussed throughout the episode:

(0:34) NASA’s aborted SpaceX launch
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2:56) Honeywell Aerospace’s Air Travel Passenger Preferences survey
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6:28) In-flight entertainment content market overview
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7:02) Interview with Daniel Welch, senior research consultant, Valour Consultancy
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9:58) The upcoming FTE APEX Ancillary virtual event
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10:47) How Dassault Systèmes’ 3-D modeling technology is helping fight COVID-19
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12:59) Taxibot trial with KLM at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

The Weekly Wrap is made possible by the support of West Entertainment.