Aircraft seating newcomers, LIFT systems, have extended their collaboration with Boeing aircraft with the award of a new 787 Tourist Class seat which is designed to optimally match the design of the 787 Dreamliner.
Recaro Aircraft seating announces that IAG airlines British Airways and Iberia have selected their SL3510-model seats for their A320neo and A321neo short-haul aircraft, with a combined order of 9,000 seats to begin delivery in early 2018.
Qantas has revealed its next generation Premium Economy seat, a custom-designed Thompson Aero Seating model, which will debut on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Etihad Airways Engineering and Lantal Textiles AG have opened the first certified Flammability Test Laboratory in the Middle East.
This year gave us plenty to write about in the airline space. Among all the stories of technology, regulations, profits and amenities, two aircraft interiors programs stood out as big surprises.
Hawaiian Airlines has revealed the amenities which will accompany its new A330 Premium Cabin experience, including a pair of in-flight socks woven to look like flip flops which I’m frankly flipping over.
You can now (sort of) relax over gross stories of airplane seat tray tables, and stop worrying (somewhat) about how many unwashed hands have touched that seat armrest youâ€™re sharing on your flight.
Delta Air Lines has revealed plans to introduce an all-suite business class on its new A350 aircraft which will enter service in the fall of 2017. Delta will be the first U.S. airline to take delivery of the A350, which will primarily serve routes between the U.S. and Asia.
Rebel Aero announces that it received EASA ADOA approval for its Rebel S:two seat design.
This alternative seat aims to give Economy passengers some respite in crowded cabins conditions by allowing them to stretch their legs when reclining upright. The seat cushion can be placed in a normal seating position or lifted up, similar to a theatre seat, for easier row egress. When upright, the cushion also functions as a lean-to seat, allowing passengers to travel in a semi-upright position.
During this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, TAP Portugal was announced as the launch customer for the new A330neo featuring Airspace by Airbus cabins.… Read More »TAP Picks Bucher Galleys and Bins for A330neo
During Airbus Innovation Days in Hamburg last week, I asked Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier what is—for anyone in the aircraft manufacturing business—a pertinent question right now: does Airbus take any responsibility for causing supplier failures as a result of a strong push for the SFE catalogue?
Recaro Aircraft Seating reports record turnover of €409 million, which is €40 million higher than the company’s historic high in 2014.
Sales have grown by over 11 percentage points, outperforming the market average.
Zodiac Aerospace has filed an ingenious patent for a comprehensive UV lighting system which would cleanse the whole of an aircraft cabin while the aircraft is unoccupied—between flights or on an overnight.
In the patent—one of AeroPatent’s recent discoveries—Zodiac proposes a number of UV lighting combinations which could do the work of thoroughly disinfecting the aircraft interior. The system described would effectively disinfect both the air in the cabin and cabin surfaces, textiles, etc.
After selling an Economy product with a few inches as a Plus and achieving only moderate load factors, Delta Air Lines’ CEO advised reporters at… Read More »BAM! It’s A True Premium Economy World After All, Delta CEO Says
Rumours that Zodiac Aerospace may be looking for a buyer and that French aircraft engine maker Safran may be considering a buy is distressing to this writer.
It’s the type of roughs-shot opportunistic consolidation aviation is addicted to–and it needs to break the habit. Please allow me to share my thoughts and rant a little.
I’m going to mention things I don’t usually talk about, but in the interest of edification I’ll go into them now; with the clear caveat that none of what I say is particularly true of Zodiac, and anything that is true of Zodiac is also true of other players. I won’t say which is which.
In time for Earth Day, Alaska Airlines has followed the example of Southwest, JetBlue, and KLM up-cycling their used interiors and converting them to useful travel totes.
Following the announcement at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg that the airline would be the launch customer for Airbus A330neo aircraft and the Airspace by Airbus Cabin, TAP Portugal made further commitment to the manufacturer which will give its customers an improved Airbus flying experience.
TAP Portugal signed an agreement with Airbus to upgrade the cabins of its A330s, A319s, A320s and A321s aircraft.
Recaro aircraft seating is doing a tidy bit of business at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo. As already reported here on Flight Chic, the German… Read More »Alaska and TAP Add Further Votes of Confidence in Recaro at AIX2016
Airbus and TAP Portugal have announced an agreement between them at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg which will make TAP Portugal the first airline to fly the… Read More »Airbus Announces TAP Portugal is First Customer for New Airspace by Airbus Cabin and A330neo