In Conversation: Around the APEX EXPO and AIX Americas

in conversation use this oneWith interviews recorded live at the Aircraft Passenger Experience Association (APEX) EXPO and co-located AIX Americas Expo in Boston, seven senior industry executives are in conversation with Runway Girl Network deputy editor John Walton on topics ranging from seating and entertainment to inflight connectivity.

What does Finnair senior vice president for customer experience Piia Karhu want from expos like this? What can Claire Nurcombe, head of marketing at seatmaker Stelia, reveal about the new 4D cinematic VR headset technology, in partnership with Skylights and InSeat Solutions? How is Thales making the user interface on inflight entertainment systems more adaptable and flexible, asks Priti Arora, solution product line manager.

How does Inmarsat vice president for aviation David Coiley see the next 120 days of the Panasonic Avionics-Inmarsat partnership playing out? What are the priorities for Seamless Air Alliance chief executive officer Jack Mandala? On the AIX side, we ask Acro senior vice president for sales Alan McInness what’s next for the innovative seatmaker. How is IFPL vice president of business development David Thomas pitching its “Charge to Charge” pay-per-use power socket system? And what was the overall feel at the pair of co-located expos, on and off the record?