In the era of entertainment

In the age of entertainment, 10,000 meters high is also crazy. Private air charter users have a different air experience than commercial airline passengers. In addition to the spacious and luxurious cabins, many private jets offer high-quality movie and entertainment systems, and Wi-Fi networks are not surprising. Video conferencing, web surfing, live events, and entertainment systems on the plane, together with the era of technology and entertainment systems, feel the most exciting entertainment experience.

HowWdy Chicago opens the era of entertainment

Since the commercial aviation world, in-flight entertainment technology has gone through a long road of development. In 1921, Aeromarine Airways first screened the movie “Howdy Chicago” for the passengers in the plane. The short film promoted the wind city of Chicago and invited people to Chicago. However, after 40 years, the in-flight entertainment system has truly become the main product of commercial aviation.

The move to schedule movies on board regularly began in 1961. At the time, the on-board movie used an old-fashioned projector, the film was silent black and white, and the rear passenger’s gaze could only pass over the front passenger’s head to reach the flashing screen on the front of the cabin. 1988 was another major point in the history of commercial aviation. This year, Airvision introduced the first back-to-back audio/video on demand system with 2.7-inch LCD technology. Since Virgin Atlantic became the first commercial airline to offer seatback video for all types of cabins in 1991, the concept of a personal screen has become the industry standard for long-haul flights.

With the changes of the times and the advancement of science and technology, the flight experience has also undergone tremendous changes. Today, passengers who love technology products can use their laptops, tablets and smartphones for entertainment on the phone. They can pre-load movies and music on their own electronics before boarding.

Wi-Fi launches inter-cloud conversations

On-board connectivity is arguably the most prominent feature of the next generation of in-flight entertainment systems. In-flight entertainment systems are no longer limited to movies and games. As technology advances, passengers are looking forward to technological innovations that can solve in-flight communication problems.

Alex Berry, Group Sales and Marketing Director, Chal]man Freeborn Airchartering, which has a large customer base for private jet charters, said: “Onboard connectivity for business It’s very important for travellers, but the expectations of all passengers are changing now. They don’t just need to send and receive important work emails, they also want to be able to access social media, view news events and entertain activities 24/7.”

At present, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China have successively launched on-board Wi-Fi services for some routes, and passengers can turn on the Wi-Fi function connection network of electronic devices during certain time periods. According to data from Gog0, only about 12% of commercial aircraft worldwide provide Wi-Fi services. As the on-board connectivity continues to increase, passengers can browse the web, log in to Facebook and Twitter, and send and receive emails while on the fly. In this regard, industry experts questioned that the convenience brought by this connectivity will also allow passengers to watch movies on the plane? Gogo conducted statistics on passengers using the Internet in flight. The data shows that the most popular onboard activity is browsing the web, while social networking is only ranked fourth.

In addition, passenger-owned electronics will potentially change the in-flight entertainment business. The question of how long it takes for airlines to pay for a movie-playing license for passengers is questionable. Perhaps in the near future, airlines must fundamentally re-examine existing on-board business models and create greater value for passengers who want to choose their own entertainment style.

Technology investment “green plane”

Private air charter users have a different air experience than commercial airline passengers. In addition to the spacious and luxurious cabins, many private jets offer high quality, high-priced movies and entertainment systems.

It is understood that private aircraft are delivered to the new owners as “green planes”, and their internal devices and in-flight entertainment systems will be determined by the buyer. The charter operator may regard Wi-Fi function as a long-term investment of the fleet. In terms of connectivity, not all private aircraft currently use Wi-Fi function as their standard configuration, which makes many buyers discouraged from expensive installation. cost.

Looking at the world, whether in the air or on the ground, consumer spending on electronic devices such as smartphones, e-readers, tablets and laptops is increasing the bandwidth consumed, and the demand for satellite connectivity and infrastructure is growing. In parallel with the growth of bandwidth, the absolute number of consumer electronics will also explode in the next few years. By 2016, approximately 71% of mobile traffic was used to watch videos. At the same time, Honeywell Aerospace’s latest survey shows that 66% of passengers will consider whether they are equipped with air wireless connectivity when they choose a flight, and nearly a quarter of passengers admit that they have spent more money to choose to board. A flight with an over-the-air Wi-Fi connection.

Not long ago, Honeywell and Inmarsat completed the final design of the GXAVIATION avionics system, which will provide higher-speed air network services to passengers around the world. This is mainly used in large passenger aircraft and business jets. It is the first truly high-speed air wireless network service covering the whole world. Its maximum data transmission rate is up to 50Mbps, enabling passengers to easily view real-time social activities in all corners of the world and even over the ocean. Media information, send and receive emails and watch live videos. According to the plan, the GXAviation system was officially put into use in the first half of 2015.

Advances in technology have added an unlimited number of options to the owners, and industry insiders predict that entertainment systems and Internet connectivity will be part of the future of commercial aviation and private aviation, and therefore an important consideration for future investment.

However, don’t forget that while the technology is advancing, for many passengers, another attraction of flying is to be able to get rid of jealousy and enjoy a moment of silence. Choosing between the convenience of information and the privacy space is a problem that many business jet customers face today. Regardless of your choice, please remember “My plane is my master.”