When was the last time you took a flight and could sit back, put your feet up, and watch the baseball game on the flat screen while remaining in touch with your office on the ground? You receive reports and pull them up on the projection screen in front of you and then send a quick email back to your assistant about changes you’d like them to reflect. Then you take a break to scroll through ideas on your tablet and begin planning your next vacation – away from work.
Does this sound like something you can do now? If so, good for you! If not, you should know that your plane needs in-flight entertainment. Whether you are traveling for business, or luxury, there are many reasons to add IFE to your airplane.
What is IFE?
IFE (in-flight entertainment) allows passengers to be connected at all times. Entertainment and media is available and delivered straight to the passenger where they can enjoy the newest movies, read books and magazines, or get their work done. In the world of connectivity, this is extremely important to passengers.
Why do you need it?
There are many reasons to include entertainment on your aircraft. Regardless of why passengers are traveling, they are looking for ways to pass time in the air, and they look towards entertainment. Here are the biggest reasons why your airplane needs IFE.
Visual entertainment purposes
Having your eyes – and your mind – get lost on a screen can make time pass very quickly. It also helps relieve you of stress by distracting you. This visual entertainment can be installed on your private plane, allowing you to stream various forms of entertainment straight to your own devices – such as a cell phone, tablet, or laptop. You can even make your aircraft a more luxurious ride by including flat panel TVs on the inside wall – making your own personal devices unnecessary!
A few things that you can do with IFE to pass the time during a flight are:
- Stream movies, both old and new
- Catch up on TV shows that you may have missed
- Binge watch a new TV series
- Catch up on the latest local and world news
- Stream and read the most updated newspapers and magazines from around the globe to make sure you are following all the latest events and trends.
- Send and receive emails
- Check social media
Many people are curious about the flight while they are in the sky. They want to know where they are – and what city is beneath them. Questions such as… How fast are we traveling? How much further do we have to go? What route are we taking? How high are we flying? Which direction are we currently headed? … are just a few that may be asked.
Unfortunately, without a direct connection to the cockpit, we have no way of knowing the answers to these questions. Besides, do we really want to interrupt and distract the person with the responsibility for our safety? Likely, not.
That is why IFE offers a feature of moving maps. From your device, you can login and see exactly where you are and the route you are taking.
And then there are those times you just need to let loose. You know, pour yourself a cocktail and turn the music up. You and your guests can party it up in the sky, thanks to an in-flight entertainment system. Let’s face it – what is a party without music? And what has streamed music without IFE? If you want to take it to the next level, you can stream music videos on LCD screens throughout the cabin. You may even request a selection of custom tapas (such as cheese platters, fruit platters, shrimp cocktail, and other finger sandwiches that can’t make a mess should turbulence strike) and drinks (including champagne, mixed drinks, and other types of adult goodness).
Instead of using your trip to finish up work or go about your ordinary day, you can take some time to have fun. Go on — you deserve it.
Business as usual
If you are a dedicated professional, your work may not stop just because you are in the sky. But are you able to get what you need to be done without being in the office? Yes! That is where IFE comes in. Just because you are a mile high doesn’t mean you cannot catch up on reports, hold teleconferences, send emails and faxes, e-sign and return documents, take conference calls, work remotely via your laptop, keep tabs on your financials with up to the minute stock and investment updates, etc.
In fact, IFE allows you to access your user files. This means that you can read Word documents on the projection screen and even work through and rehearse a PowerPoint presentation.
Work doesn’t stop – and with IFE, you won’t have to, either.
Make an impression
When you need to impress someone – whether in a business meeting, a future client, an opposing side of negotiations, or even just your latest date – you can make it good if you have IFE. Why? Because there is nothing that you can’t do.
- Project reports and docs on the screen.
- Project web-conference calls to include everyone.
- Play music or watch movies over dinner.
- Track your flight on moving maps.
The way you present yourself is the first impression you give someone. The way you present your aircraft will be the next impression. You have something that many people don’t – make it look like it. Keep your aircraft clean, updated, and luxurious. Adding in-flight entertainment takes a boring private jet and turns it into a high-flying entertainment center.
You have a plane and you want to let others charter it. After all, you don’t use it all of the time and it would be beneficial to you to let others pay you for the use of the aircraft. But, what sets you apart from others? Why would anyone choose your private jet?
Having in-flight entertainment can soar your ratings high into the sky. Before you question it – it is important that you know that streaming on your private jet is a much different experience than on a commercial airliner. You are not sharing your connection with another hundred people on a flight. You are the only one using it – and that gives it the power to go fast enough to accomplish all you (and your potential customers) need it for.
Flying a private jet to a destination is common for some, but a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for someone else. Install IFE and give your guests a memorable experience on one of the hottest and most loaded jets around!