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August 16, 2012
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  • Summer weather isn't so hot for airplane travel
    Summer storms present challenges for airplane travel because storms tend to pop up more quickly than winter weather events. Hurricane season also occurs during the summer and can be problematic. To avoid problems, book flights for early in the day before heat can interfere. USA TODAY (8/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Airlines turn to explosives-detection technology to screen food
    Several airlines -- including British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa and Air France -- are using explosive-trace detectors developed by Implant Sciences to screen food and beverage carts. Company officials say the technology has a very low false-alarm rate. "We're working on technologies to drive false alarms even lower, increase the accuracy of the analysis and increase the number of substances that can be identified, making it easier for security professionals to get their work done," said Brad Chase, the company's marketing director. Mass High Tech (Boston) (8/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hong Kong Airlines halts service to London airport
    Hong Kong Airlines has canceled business-class service to Gatwick Airport in London after less than a year. The airline has yet to decide about its order for 10 A380 aircraft, as President Yang Jianhong said the order would be "based on our future development and the market situation." Bloomberg Businessweek (8/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Keep up with industry trends at the APEX 2012 EXPO Educational Sessions
    Attendees of the APEX 2012 EXPO will have the opportunity to learn about key issues and innovations in aviation, entertainment and overall passenger experience on 17 September. Learn about connectivity, content security, seat and IFE integration, branding, social media and more. The format this year includes special afternoon sessions designed to allow attendees to delve into specific areas of interest, so register here. For more information about the APEX EXPO, please visit this page. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) encompasses a network of businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe. Every day, APEX members 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. Visit for more information. APEX is professionally managed by Kellen Company, the premier global association management firm with offices and representation in the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.

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