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Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments)

Airlines and Vendor Partners Recognized by their Peers for the Implementation of New and Innovation Programs

LONG BEACH, CA USA (25 September, 2017) – Surpassing expectations from previous years, The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), the only non-profit membership trade association dedicated to improving the entire airline passenger experience, honored new innovators tonight from the best airlines and vendor partners in passenger experience who have successfully implemented new programs and services this year. Winners were announced Monday evening at APEX’s annual Award Ceremony during APEX EXPO.  Brian Kelly, CEO and Founder of The Points Guy, hosted the ceremony, which was sponsored by Phitek. Additional sponsors included Global Eagle Entertainment and Thales. 

“APEX’s members are the world's leading airlines, suppliers and related companies, and the APEX Awards are the industry’s way of tipping their hat, and recognizing the newest and most innovative approaches to business.” says Dominic Green, chair of the APEX Awards Committee. 

Winners were determined by industry and media judging panels. 

The 2017 APEX Award Winners are:
Airbus Operations GmbH 
Best Cabin Innovation: ReTrolley

Deutsche Telekom AG & Inmarsat Aviation 
Best Inflight Connectivity Innovation: European Aviation Network

Best Inflight Entertainment Innovation: LEVEL Portal

Air New Zealand
Best Original Audio: Air New Zealand audio: enhancing the passenger experience

Best Original Video: Emirates Product Video

Best Passenger Comfort Innovation: Airspace Single Aisle Interior

Best Personalization Innovation: SITAONAIR delivers exclusive inflight ecommerce experience for Emirates

Virgin Australia
Best Video Curation: VA IFE catering for big expectations and diverse appetites

During the APEX Award Ceremony, APEX also honored Pierre Schuberth with the APEX Outstanding Contribution Award. APEX gives this award to individual whose contributions, innovations, and leadership have generated a significant and fundamental improvement to the nature of airline passenger experience. On Monday, we celebrated Pierre for his decades of selfless work, vision and dedication to the industry, including his work for APEX as co-chair of the Digital Content Management Working Group, as well as the Encoding and Encryption Technologies Working Group which helps to move IFE into major entertainment and media content delivery ecosystems.

The APEX Award Ceremony took place during APEX EXPO, an exclusive member’s only event attended by more than 4,000 industry professionals, including representatives from more than 100 airlines who drive continuous improvement in the passenger experience, including advances in entertainment and connectivity, comfort and ambiance, catering and other services. APEX EXPO co-located with International Flight Services Association (IFSA) Conference & EXPO, and Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) Americas.

For more information and photos from the APEX Award Ceremony, please visit apex.aero, sign up for the APEX Daily Experience e-newsletter, or follow APEX on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


About The Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) 
APEX encompasses a network of businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe.  As a non-profit, APEX reinvests all of its resources to better serve its members.  Every day, APEX members evaluate the passenger experience through an influential community and are improving every aspect of the airline experience: from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and inflight dining.  APEX works to strengthen the industry and enable business opportunities through education, innovation, networking and recognition.  For more information, please visit apex.aero.


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