Also, In the Skies 19 Hot Aviation Happenings in Week 11

This weekly post is my ‘round tuit’. Included are stories which caught my eye and others which I couldn’t cover in-depth during the week, but thought Flight Chic readers would want to know about.

Better connections in Europe and a LEVEL playing field abroad.

1. Launching LEVEL

2. Stella!

3. About those ‘Fair and Open Skies’

4. Self-service can be a beautiful thing.

5. Captain Sullenberger speaks out on the dangers of Lithium-ion batteries.

6. Common myths on the causes of cabin discomfort.

7. KLM and TU Delft launch new innovation partnership.

8. New U.S. administration plans cut-backs to airport security.

9. Lay-offs at Boeing

10. Impressed by the quality of the facilities and the range of capabilities at Lufthansa Technik Malta.

11. Learned a lot about LHT’s work delivering new FlyNet connectivity system, and got to take it for a joy-ride.

12. Wrapped up the day with a peek at the LHT Frankfurt facilities.

13. Engine maintenance is intricate and beautiful.



NB I was invited by Lufthansa Technik to join aviation journalists on a visit to their MRO facilities in Malta and Frankfurt, and for a first trial of the new FlyNet European connectivity services, powered by Inmarsat. LHT arranged travel and accommodations. My reporting of the event is independent.

14. Two weeks to go until we know the winners! Details on the Crystal Cabin Award finalists.

15. What to expect onboard MAS A350

16. Airbus lays ground work to support growth in Asia with plans for new Training Centre.

17. Trouble brewing for Polaris?


18. Baby onboard.

#PaxEx FAQs: What Happens When a Baby Is Born in Flight? #AvGeek

19. Pie Day travel inspiration.

Enjoy your week 12!

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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