The average properly maintained business jet or private aircraft has an estimated operating life of 25 years, and in some cases longer. What qualifies as the latest and greatest inflight entertainment, and the average business flyer or private jet passenger’s comfort expectations, will undoubtably change several times during each jet’s service life.
Connectivity, when combined with other cabin technologies and comforts, is an important part of modern air travel. Connectivity allows passengers to conduct business, stream movies and music and communicate with people on the ground. Private and business aircraft equipped with IFEC packages including high-resolution displays, great connectivity and other comforts can make an aircraft cabin an ideal space to relax or get work done.
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The rumors of SkyMall’s demise are greatly exaggerated – sort of. The pre-inflight-internet ‘90s may well have been the dark ages when you consider IFE available during this time. Passengers were limited to one – maybe two – inflight movies, whatever archaic paper book or magazine they carried onto the plane and potentially some kind of Discman or Walkman.
According to Skytrax, the global organization that ranks and awards airlines for things like “best economy class cabin” and “best regional airlines”, the four airlines with the best inflight entertainment (IFE) are foreign carriers. The highest ranked U.S. carrier in 2019 (2020 awards were cancelled due to COVID) was Delta Air Lines, which was ranked fifth best IFE worldwide.
Most people who travel commercial carriers with any kind of regularity are familiar with the pre-takeoff instructions, “All cellular telephones and other portable electronic devices must be turned off and stowed for departure.”
What’s the deal with those requests? And why does nothing bad ever happen despite many people defying this directive from a plane’s crew?
These may seem like two different topics but there is one key commonality – whether you’re an adult traveling for business or a parent traveling with children, distraction is of the utmost importance.
People who travel frequently for business spend a significant amount of their downtime on flights. For many professionals, this time is precious and helps maintain good mental health. You should never waste an opportunity to unwind, especially if those opportunities are few and far between.
As with all other professional industries and areas of life in 2020, there looms many questions about what the aviation industry will look like post-COVID-19.
In the early months of the novel coronavirus spread, commercial airlines began taking various steps for improve terminal and in-flight health and safety standards.
When the Concorde touched its wheels down for the last time in 2003, it created a void in the aviation market for an accessible supersonic, commercial option. Two US companies are pursuing hopes of developing the next commercial supersonic jet. Each is targeting slightly different potential customers.
Embedded inflight entertainment (IFE) are things like seatback displays that are literally embedded into cabin fixtures. Since the advent of smart devices and Wi-Fi, there’s been a debate in the aviation industry about the continued necessity of embedded IFE in passenger aircraft of all types.
Competition over passengers in 2020 is particularly tough for carriers of all types. Most forecasts predict the volume of travelers will continue to be suppressed into 2021, and maybe beyond.
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How much is the average coach passenger willing to pay for a more comfortable, better connected traveling experience? Premium economy may be the answer.
What recent technological advancement has had the greatest impact on the lives of flyers? Smart devices seem to be the obvious answer.
People who use business jets, private jets and charter flights do so for a lot of different reasons. One thing that’s universal among nearly all passengers is an expectation for a certain level of convenience, entertainment and comfort.
In the beginning of commercial air travel passengers were an afterthought. Aircraft were primarily used for transporting mail and freight in the early to mid-1920s. The largest airline during that time was operated by USPS.
There’s a fundamental question you have to answer before choosing which in-flight entertainment options to install in an aircraft cabin – what do flyers want most when they’re hurdling through the air in the fuselage of a jet?
What’s the difference between avionics and aircraft cabin electronics? Avionics is a general term referring to electronics in planes, satellites and even spacecraft. Avionics is essentially an umbrella term that the majority of electricity-powered aeronautics technology falls under. Aircraft cabin electronics are a type of avionics that are integrated into cabins for in-flight entertainment (IFE) and passenger comfort.