Surge in W-IFE as Portable Boxes Gain Traction

It seems that not a day goes by without Google delivering an alert to my inbox informing me about yet another report on the wireless in-flight entertainment (W-IFE) market. Indeed, there are probably more market research companies covering the emergence of W-IFE than there are W-IFE vendors – and there are many! Unfortunately, there’s not…

Lithium Energizer Battery

Salts and Battery

Recent interest in reviving mining in Cornwall, the United Kingdom, to obtain Lithium has been reported in The Memo. A problem facing Cornwall, should the consortium discover sufficient concentrations of lithium, is that it will require large amounts of energy to extract. In Cornwall, geothermal springs are proposed to generate the energy needed. Another problem…

onboard crew communications

Recruiting and Retaining Crew in a New Digital Age

Maritime communications have evolved at a phenomenal rate ever since broadband connectivity made a successful impact in the way people communicate with everyone at work. Since SatCom service providers offer new connectivity packages that allow for higher digital data exchange capacities, new broadband solutions for crew onboard are also emerging with different allocations of data…

How Airlines are Catering to Millennials

Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are a demographic cohort referred to by some as the “Me, Me, Me Generation” – lazy, constantly seeking feedback and prone to jumping from job to job. Others see a group of liberal and upbeat people brimming with confidence and self-expression, who are most receptive to new ideas and…