Technology provider Thales is hoping to automate new movie releases on its AVANT inflight entertainment (IFE) system from around 2020 and to introduce live TV replay functionality by 2018. Currently, movies have to be manually uploaded to the aircraft by a technician on the ground, meaning that it may take a while for pre-release content to reach passengers. However, speaking to ATW at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Thales VP-global sales and marketing GM international ...

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