This week, we are at the Singapore Airshow talking to the aviation industry on how Microsoft technologies and the Windows platform can change the way they do business. Windows is enabling Electronic Flight Bags for pilots, in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems for customers, and in-flight cabin service and point-of-sale solutions to create engaging experiences with customers, as well as increase productivity among employees – resulting in substantial cost savings for airlines.
In collaboration with our partners, Microsoft will be showcasing a new in-flight entertainment system from Lufthansa Systems called BoardConnect, which allows airlines to create a customized experience for their in-flight passenger entertainment systems. Lufthansa Systems joins others in developing industry apps for Windows 8, including a solution for Electronic Flight Bags called FliteDeck Pro, from Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, and a cabin service (cashless cabin/point-of-sale solution) app with Avanade’s Mobile Airline Platform. These industry leaders are developing on Windows because it gives their customers device choice and the ability to create a unique experience for passengers with the management and security that airlines need.