Redefining the E in IFE: 5 Predictions for 2022

After our somewhat musical roundup of IFE content developments over the past 12 months, it’s David Whelan’s turn to address recent and upcoming trends impacting in-flight entertainment systems. Or should that be in-flight engagement? A century ago, the “roaring twenties” were characterised as a period of economic prosperity and cultural revolution, famously captured in F.…

Whisper Words of Wisdom: I, F, E

In the first of this year’s Valour Consultancy IFEC market reviews – Craig Foster provides a somewhat musical roundup of IFE content developments over the past 12 months. Then, he looks forward to 2022 with some predictions which we hope will prove to be words of wisdom.  “Everybody had a hard year” sang John Lennon…

10 Maritime Predictions for 2022

With the end of 2021 in sight, we wanted to take a few moments to highlight what we saw unfolding over the past 12 months and look ahead to 2022. Senior Maritime Analyst Joshua Flood outlines 10 key predictions for the year ahead.  Summary of 2021 2021 was a faltering bounce back from 2020…. but…

COP26 Maritime Whitepaper: Holistic repurposing of offshore energy assets

A recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights how our future energy supply needs to not only be clean but eco-remedial, with projects still possessing financial incentives to attract the necessary capital investment. This whitepaper examines the current batch of decommissioning activities in the North Sea which are progressing towards sub-optimal outcomes at…

Wireless IFE emerges from shadows

David Whelan, Research Analyst at Valour Consultancy, sees wireless IFE entering a new era. This article was first published in Inflight magazine. You can subscribe to future editions of the publication here.  Wireless in-flight entertainment (W-IFE) solutions are evolving to meet the growing needs of airlines. Where before W-IFE may have been seen as an…

Driverless cars may be following the same trajectory as the jetpack

Are Driverless Cars Going the Way of the Jetpack?

When jetpacks were revealed in 1961, they captured everyone’s imagination. Famous biochemist, Isaac Asimov, predicted that jetpacks would be ‘as common as a bicycle’ by the year 2000. There are many reasons why recreational jetpacks failed to make it to mass market, primarily safety concerns and cost. Are driverless cars facing a similar fate? The…