FTE APEX and IFSA Onboard Hospitality Virtual Expo 8-9 December 2020

Press releases

Kontron’s ACE FLIGHT™ 2780 Auxiliary Modem Unit brings leading edge satellite connectivity services to the airlines


Ismaning, December 8, 2020 – Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology, today announced the addition of the ACE Flight™ 2780 Auxiliary Modem Unit to Kontron’s best-in-class and highly reliable ACE Flight™ product line. The Auxiliary Modem Unit (AMU) is based on a new evolution of the ARINC 791 and 792 Ku/Ka Band Satellite […]

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Kontron announces installation of WiFi system on 400th aircraft for major Chinese airline


Contract covers full fleet of 450+ aircrafts to be outfitted with Kontron IFE&C equipment and software Ismaning, December 2, 2020 – Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), today announced that it has reached a milestone of 400 aircraft installations completed for integrated In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFE&C) equipment for a major Chinese […]

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KID-Systeme GmbH goes green


KID-Systeme announces its step towards sustainability and thus a change in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In times of global warming and climate debates, it is up to every single person to contribute something for the future and the following generations. The fact that the aircraft industry is at the forefront of this debate is […]

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Elenium Automation Recognised by Frost & Sullivan as a Global Technology Innovation Leader in Airport Self-service Innovation


8 December 2020 – Elenium Automation, the technology that moves you faster and safer, has been recognised as a global leader in the airport self-service market, receiving Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Technology Innovation Leadership Award. Announced today at the FTE Virtual Expo, Frost & Sullivan awards recognise companies at the forefront of their respective industries […]

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QEST announces powerful next generation Ka-Band antenna system


QEST Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH (“QEST”), one of the leading suppliers of antennas for aeronautical connectivity, today announces a powerful next generation airborne Ka-Band antenna: QEST’s advanced Ka-Band system is designed for maximum data throughput in receive and transmit and combines all benefits of proven mechanically steered airborne antennas with the advantages of a newly introduced […]

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Spafax Enables Cost-Effective Acquisition of Top World Cinema Titles with Cinéphile™


Spafax launch Cinéphile™, a new World Movie curation service enabling airline clients to secure the highest quality World Movie titles at the earliest opportunity and at market-leading rates. Spafax plan ahead to build a tailored Cinéphile™ package for individual clients, with content available with an earlier window and no additional holdbacks. Package pricing includes master […]

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Together we will RISE


20 November 2020, IRVINE, CA. – Burrana, a market leader in the in-flight entertainment (IFE) and cabin technology industry has, like all companies in aviation been shocked by the devastation Covid19 has had on airlines worldwide.  We are optimistic that the FTE/APEX Virtual Expo will rejuvenate our industry and assure everyone that together we will rise. […]

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Media Box goes multimedia: Media Carrier launches its new digital media library with more features, a modern design and added games, podcast and TV content


Munich (September 2020) – Media Carrier GmbH has overhauled its Media Box, making it fit for the new decade and beyond. The leading provider of digital content relaunches its premium product with a modernised look and feel, optimised user-friendliness and a significantly expanded content offer: Alongside more than 1,500 newspapers and magazines in a wide […]

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Prestigious award for a top service: At this year’s international Hospitality Awards organised by Lux Life Magazine, Munich-based media service provider Media Carrier received the “Best Global eReading Service 2019”.


Each year, the UK magazine – a premium product published by AL Global Media – recognises the best of the best operating in the international leisure, travel and hospitality sector, including top hotels and restaurants but also products, individuals and innovative services such as the digital media library provided by Media Carrier. “We are delighted […]

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ePapers for future: Media Carrier’s digital media library contributes considerably to climate protection – tree population of more than 50 forests saved from felling


Munich, 27 September 2019 – Alarming numbers and a sad truth: Each day, about one million tons of paper are being used. A stack of all the paper being used in Germany within a year would reach the height of 520,000 kilometres and thus, easily the moon. Almost every second tree that is cut down […]

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LOT Polish Airlines chooses Media Box: Polish national carrier as new customer for Media Carrier’s digital infotainment library


Munich, 18 August 2020 – Media Carrier has added another major airline to its list of customer references: LOT Polish Airlines has chosen to offer passengers the added value provided by the digital infotainment library of the Munich-based IT and media experts and launched the Media Box with its wide selection of 1,000 digital publications […]

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Industry messages of support

The team at FTE APEX, staying true to their beliefs of bringing the aviation industry together at scale, connecting the ecosystem with smart, exciting and creative methods of engagement, have not stood still. I believe they are creating a truly unique opportunity for suppliers, airlines, airports, solution providers, product developers and manufacturers, by embracing and adapting key technology developments, which will spur new thinking and many more creative approaches to how we can all experience products and services in our new contactless world. So come on, join the new world of distanced, but connected, engaging experiences through the FTE APEX Virtual Expo.

Javed Malik, Group Chief Operations Officer, AirAsia

“This industry needs a major virtual trade show this year while it cannot meet in person and FTE is exactly the right organisation to be delivering it this December. I look forward to being involved, and to all the engagement and announcements I know that FTE APEX Virtual Expo will generate.”

Clyde Hutchinson, Partner, Journey Partners & Founder, Viva Air Labs

“The recent FTE APEX virtual events have been extremely helpful for the airline ecosystems to share information, to cope with the Corona situation, and to prepare for the new normal. Taking that premise to the next level with the FTE APEX Virtual Expo is exciting indeed and the Japan Airlines team look forward to being involved”.

Akira Mitsumasu, Vice President - Global Marketing, Japan Airlines

“More than ever at a time like this, the industry needs to come together to collaborate and find ways of working that can facilitate new revenue streams and efficiencies. I strongly encouraged the FTE Team to pursue its virtual strategy because very few air transport stakeholders can travel to conventions this year, but we still need to engage. I think FTE APEX Virtual Expo will draw a huge crowd and become one of the most important initiatives in FTE’s 15-year existence.”

Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Bengaluru International Airport

FrontM participated in the recent FTE APEX Ancillary Virtual Event. Throughout the whole lifecycle – before, during and after the event – the FTE team were professional, friendly and focused on helping our participation be as successful as possible. Since our pitch slot, we have had great conversations with a number of prospects and other attendees, which we wouldn’t necessarily have been able to have without FTE. Highly recommended!

Ian Carruthers, Vice President, FrontM

FTE and APEX did a great job delivering timely content to a broad global audience through their recent webinars, in one of which I was proud to participate. I am really looking forward to the FTE APEX Virtual Expo this December. Given the current situation with the pandemic, this is a creative way to offer all industry stakeholders the chance to come together to talk, to listen, to learn and to engage in ways that will advance our common causes.

Christina A. Cassotis, CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority

“The FTE APEX team have done a brilliant job with their virtual pivot, and I really enjoyed being part of their recent Ancillary webinar. The FTE APEX Virtual Expo looks like a great logical next step, and I am sure it will deliver a lot of value to all involved.”

Andrew Middleton, Commercial Director, easyJet

“We are in a new normal everywhere. SEA will be sharing new ideas and approaches to help overcome the challenges created by COVID-19 at the FTE APEX Virtual Expo. We will be looking forward to hearing others share their experiences, and learn from each other. “

Dave Wilson, Director, Airport Innovation, Port of Seattle

We are incredibly excited to host this truly dynamic and global virtual event, and we are looking forward to offering much more than straightforward webinars, which have become commonplace in recent months. The industry wants more than that now and FTE APEX Virtual Expo will provide the sector with a large-scale digital trade show that will creatively offer real engagement, networking and business development opportunities for everyone involved.

Daniel Coleman, Founder & CEO, Future Travel Experience

FTE APEX Virtual Expo will act as a beacon for our industry’s recovery and bring global stakeholders together en masse to inspire one another. Our stakeholders want to connect and engage to share ideas, propositions, visions and learnings. This announcement also marks another important milestone in the integration efforts between APEX and FTE. Our ambition is to deliver a unified approach and increase the value the association provides to the entire air transport industry, both in the air and on the ground.

Dr. Joe Leader, CEO, APEX/IFSA
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FTE APEX VIRTUAL EXPO 2021

Future Travel Experience (FTE) and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) will jointly host the industry trade show with the widest global attendance in 2021, FTE APEX Virtual Expo. Through a diverse exhibition showcasing the industry’s most forward thinking vendors and all-encompassing conference sessions, Virtual Expo will deliver a wealth of networking opportunities and inspiration across the most pertinent topics – from transforming the travel experience through digital health passports and automation at the airport, through to enhancing the onboard experience through inflight entertainment and connectivity, interiors, service and catering, hospitality and retail.

Date: - May 2021  

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