Posts by Maryann Simson

[VIDEO] Lufthansa FlyingLab Lands in Boston for APEX EXPO

APEX Media participated in Lufthansa’s FlyingLab APEX EXPO pre-conference on Saturday. This installment of the Lufthansa FlyingLab took place on Lufthansa flight 424 from Munich to Boston, served by one of the airline’s newly delivered Airbus A350 twin aisle jets…. Read more

VIDEO: Bluetooth/LEO Connectivity is Coming to Commercial Aviation

VIDEO: Is Bluetooth/LEO Connectivity Coming to Commercial Aviation?

APEX Insight: During Aviation Festival in London last week, APEX Media spoke with Ron Chapman, president of AS-IP Tech, about the low-cost in-flight connectivity solution his company has been developing for the past decade. By integrating Bluetooth technology with low-Earth orbit… Read more

Video: airBaltic's Jouni Oksanen @ Aviation Festival 2018

VIDEO: airBaltic’s Jouni Oksanen @ Aviation Festival 2018

APEX Insight: During Aviation Festival 2018, director of APEX Media Maryann Simson, interviewed Jouni Oksanen, airBaltic’s senior vice president of eCommerce, Sales and Marketing, about using existing passenger data to improve the customer experience. During the interview, Oksanen explained how the airBaltic… Read more

VIDEO: United CDO Linda Jojo @ Aviation Festival 2018

VIDEO: United CDO Linda Jojo @ Aviation Festival 2018

APEX Insight: During Aviation Festival in London, APEX Media spoke with Linda Jojo, chief digital officer and executive vice-president of Technology at United Airlines, about the importance of “failing fast.” During the interview, Jojo highlighted the benefits of United’s new… Read more

VIDEO: JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes @ Aviation Festival 2018

VIDEO: JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes @ Aviation Festival 2018

APEX Insight: At Aviation Festival this week, APEX caught up with JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes after his morning keynote panel with fellow LCC CEOs Skúli Mogensen from WOW Air and Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s newly appointed CEO. In an interview with APEX Media Director,… Read more

APEX Experience 8.4: Who Needs a CSP?

What Does the Future Look Like for CSPs?

APEX Insight: Widely considered the middlemen of the IFE industry, CSPs are evolving to embrace new and diverging technologies, keep pace with consumer tendencies and ensure that they don’t get squeezed out.  The content service provider (CSP), as we know… Read more

Innovation, Three Ways at FTE Europe 2018

VIDEO: Innovation in Aviation, Three Ways

APEX Insight: The introduction of innovation labs and claims of “start-up culture” adoption have become commonplace in aviation, but approaches can vary widely from one organization to another. No two airlines or airports are alike, so what works for one… Read more

AirFi Innovation Day

AirFi Opens New Headquarters With “Innovation Day” Event

APEX Insight: AirFi opens new headquarters, announces antenna trials and highlights fully autonomous semi-embedded system development. This week in Holland, portable wireless IFE pioneer AirFi hosted 80+ airline customer and partner representatives for its inaugural Innovation Day and officially opened… Read more


NexPlayer Vies for Slice of IFE Pie

APEX Insight: Video playback solution provider NexPlayer, a product from multimedia software vendor NexStreaming, is hungry to expand its business in the in-flight entertainment market. Having joined the Airline Passenger Experience Association in December, and with some 30 airlines already using… Read more