I recently attended this conference, which was held in Long Beach, CA, in September of this year.
It was a great experience to meet up with old friends and associates that I haven’t seen in a number of years. The WAEA conference focuses on Commercial Air Transport aircraft, like those flown by United Airlines, Southwest or Singapore Airlines. And most of my activity these past few years has been with Business Jets and VVIP aircraft. The conference in that arena is the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) conference. But I digress…
One of the amazing players to come out of this year’s WAEA conference was Lumexis. They started out around 7 years ago with an idea to make an InFlight Entertainment (IFE) system that was truly revolutionary rather than evolutionary. Well, they have finally succeeded.
At previous shows they had models and a few operational pieces but this year they stole the show with a full 273 seats operating HDTV at each and every seat. All for about 3,000 to 4,000 pounds pounds less than a traditional IFE system. This has the potential to save airlines gazillions of dollars in fuel costs over traditional systems.
What does this mean for you the weary traveler, more room under the seat for your legs and carry-on bag, an amazing selection of hi-resolution video content and other options to pass the time away while jetting to your destination.
Oh, and AVOD stands for Audio/Video On-Demand. Which means you can watch whatever you want, whenever you want.