Posts by Howard Slutsken

The APEX Cool Award Targets Inflight Media Digital

Driven by unique solutions that give advertisers the ability to target a specific onboard audience, Inflight Media Digital (IMD) has been named the winner of the 2019 APEX Cool Award. “I’m very proud and honored,” said Jean-Marc Chevassus, CEO of… Read more

Pictured (left to right) Viasat's VP Commercial Mobility, Don Buchman; and Martin O Regan, managing director, Inflightflix. Image: Vance Walstra

Viasat & InflightFlix to Stream Video Destination Guides

A new partnership between Viasat and Inflightflix will enable passengers to stream destination guides to their personal electronic devices. Ancillary in-flight revenues are increasingly important to airlines, with destination video guide content expected to generate more than $800 million by… Read more

CarlisleIT Readies to Beat the Heat at APEX EXPO

Attendees at APEX EXPO in LA next week can cool down over some ice cream at CarlisleIT’s booth while learning about the company’s electronically steered antenna adapter, which is optimized to prevent overheating. In-flight Wi-Fi access could depend on it! Carlisle Interconnect… Read more

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Astronics Powers Up for APEX EXPO

In the lead-up to APEX EXPO, Astronics has introduced new connectivity and power solutions that will be on display in LA. Register for APEX EXPO (Los Angeles, September 9-12) Instead of relying on a single, large server unit for the… Read more

Lasting Liveries: BA’s Retrojet Revival

In honor of British Airways’ centenary, the airline has made over a crop of its aircraft in celebratory duds. Retro airline liveries are just cool. Maybe it’s the feeling of nostalgia that comes with seeing long-gone airlines like Allegheny, Piedmont… Read more

Illustration: Marcelo Cáceres

Credit History: The Birth of the Air Travel Card

“Putting it on plastic” has become second nature, but it all started with airline customers showing their metal. Beginning in 1936, passengers on American Airlines were the first to “buy now, pay later” using a new concept: the Air Travel Card. Conceived by the airline… Read more


Viasat Introduces Gen2 Ku/Ka Connectivity

It’s been over a year since Viasat-2 went into service, bringing seamless Ka-band connectivity to the North Atlantic and the Caribbean. Passengers on El Al and Neos airlines are enjoying the benefits of capability of the world’s most powerful communication… Read more