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This article describes the current in-flight entertainment market, citing a new study conducted in the United Kingdom that predicts a 50% growth for related electronic devices over the next five years. In-flight entertainment (IFE) is more popular in Asia, specifically China and India, as well as Latin America, while the market in the United States remains depressed. Although only 45% of current airplanes in various fleets are equipped with IFE, 70% of new aircraft are accommodating for burgeoning technologies, which explains to some extent the projected increase on spending for these technologies to roughly $5.82 billion by 2010. Although many IFEs utilize heavy wireless and satellite equipment, smaller airlines such as Alaska Airlines that need to conserve fuel to maintain economic efficiency have instead installed closed circuit digEplayers. These devices remain light at 2.5 lbs., yet still provide passengers with entertainment for long-haul flights.

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    • Page range: pp 26-28, 30-31
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    Penton Media

    1300 E 9th Street
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44114-1503
  • Authors:
    • Croft, J
  • Publication Date: 2005-10

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5p
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  • Accession Number: 01007008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:35AM