This episode of The Weekly Wrap with APEX explores the deployment of Panasonic Avionics’ eX1 in-flight entertainment system and connectivity services on Middle East Airlines’ new Airbus A321 fleet. Special guest Tom Eskola, Panasonic Avionics’ VP & general manager, Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, and Africa, gives his view on airlines’ changing IFEC requirements and provides an outline of the company’s plan for the next 12 months.

Also discussed by hosts Seth Miller and Maryann Simson are the reasons why a tie-up between Jetblue and American Airlines makes sense, and what it is about gategroup’s ePax touchless retail solution that is so appealing to airlines.

See below for a rundown of all the topics discussed in this video:

(0:20) The new strategic partnership between JetBlue and American Airlines
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2:18) Announcement about the FTE APEX Virtual Expo from December 8-9. Find out more.
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3:30) Interview with Tom Eskola, Panasonic Avionics’ VP & general manager, Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, and Africa, about its new contract with Middle East Airlines
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9:15) gategroup’s ePax digital airline retailing solution developed together with Black Swan Data
(11:47) Brisbane Airport inaugurates its new runway
(12:33) New artwork by Gordon Heuther at Salt Lake City Airport, inspired by the local landscape

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