Infocus is the new supplement series from Inflight, putting IFEC and passenger technology topics in the spotlight.
Produced 2–3 times per year, Infocus takes a detailed look at an evolving topic in the aviation technology spectrum that warrants additional focus and discussion. The supplements canvas opinion of industry leaders and profile organisations leading the way in the subject under review. In-depth editorial features explore the considerations airlines should take when deliberating future investments, and help suppliers to overcome challenges and identify new opportunities for efficiency or revenue gains.
The supplements are published and distributed alongside a bi-monthly issue of Inflight magazine, ensuring they reach a diverse global network of airline representatives, IFEC specialists and cabin technology professionals.
Infocus catering 2018
With airlines ramping up their investment in guest experience and passenger wellbeing, the boundaries between their various in-flight offerings are blurring. The accomplishments of some of the world’s major carriers have raised the stakes in mile-high catering, with dining experiences now a major part of airlines’ differentiation strategies.
Infocus catering 2018, coming up in the July/August issue of Inflight, will delve into new trends, innovative solutions and ancillary revenue opportunities in this sector. Features will investigate the new products and technologies, which are elevating the in-flight experience for passengers.
Inflight’s editorial coverage provides an impartial overview of industry topics from across the cabin technology spectrum. The emerging in-flight catering technologies and their enormous associated revenue potential are a tasty proposition for industry suppliers and airlines alike.
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- On the menu- This section will highlight new products and trends which are enhancing the all-important in-flight experience. Articles will dig in to the latest environmentally friendly packaging, the rise of healthy snacks, monitoring passenger feedback on in-flight catering and high-profile partnerships between airlines, chefs and nutritionists.
- Appy foods- Airports and airlines have stepped up their app game when it comes to dining. Now passengers can order meals via in-seat IFE integrations and meal ordering devices, or even pre-order and customise their favourite meals and drinks before boarding their flight. Does this technology spell the end of in-flight catering as we know it?
- Mile-high taste club- At an altitude of thousands of feet, the combination of low air pressure and a lack of humidity can mean passengers’ taste buds and sense of smell are the first things to go. In-flight caterers have had to master the art and science of adapting recipes to ensure food (and drinks) remain just as tasty at altitude, as they do on the ground.
Infocus content 2017
Published in Inflight September/October 2017
The provision of in-flight entertainment has become one of the most expensive elements on an aircraft. With no cessation in the expanding variety of media available, or the broadening scope of passengers’ entertainment demands, appropriate selection and delivery of IFE content has never been so important for airlines around the globe.
The Infocus content supplement, published in the September/October 2017 issue of Inflight, looks at how and why airlines continue to invest in IFE, what their provision encompasses and the issues surrounding the curation, selection and storage of content. Features explore the steps airlines should take to achieve a viable return on their sizeable IFE investments.
- The role of a CSP – What is a content service provider? How are they working with airlines and content distributors? Are they more than just a middleman? We look in detail at the services delivered by traditional CSPs, and study the emergence of high-end boutique providers.
- Digital rights – Digital rights management… what is it, why is it important and what does it involve? Who is responsible for ensuring compliance? This feature provides the answers and highlights crucial differences between audio, film and television content.
- Audio technology – Alarm bells or the sweet sound of success? From music to podcasts, this feature analyses audio content available for passengers. Are airlines catering for diverse passenger preferences? How is it sourced and what are the complexities involved?
- Destination content – Perhaps surprisingly, the moving map is one of the most popular content streams on IFE systems worldwide. As destination content becomes more popular, how will airlines and passengers benefit? Which providers and third parties are involved?