Located in Carpentersville, IL, InFlight Entertainment Products (IFE Products) is a leading supplier to the global aviation industry, concentrating on inflight entertainment products and repairs services as well as other aircraft lighting systems. The company offers Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency certified services and products to maintain existing equipment and upgrade older systems to newer technologies.
With only a small number of commercial airlines operating in the United States and domestic aircraft accounting for only a small portion of the global commercial fleet, foreign markets offer broad opportunities for IFE Products to increase sales and drive business growth. The company currently exports to foreign markets including Russia, Japan, Kuwait, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Argentina, Ecuador and Canada, and sees potential to export services and products to airlines and aircraft manufacturers around the world.
In 2015, IFE Products received funding through the Metro Chicago Exports Grant Program, presented by JPMorgan Chase, and used the grant to help cover the costs of participating in a conference and tradeshow in London. Widely attended by European airlines and support companies in the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector of the industry, this conference gave IFE Products the opportunity to grow its international customer base and hold more than 50 meetings with locally-based technical and commercial contacts, including multiple potential customers.