IFEC (in-flight entertainment & connectivity) has been the "coming thing" in the airline industry for years. Always big on promise, it has often failed to deliver. The latest technology making everyone excited is connectivity. So what is the industry status?
We spoke with Michael Planey, an IFEC consultant about this. He explains that the financial crisis is impacting the industry, with airlines shrinking and removing potential IFEC platforms. That said he goes on to explain how the connectivity situation is likely to evolve as prices are expected to fall - he sees a world where in-flight connectivity will approach zero.