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Recaro Promises Cleaner Airplane Cabins

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 you’re sharing on your flight.

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FAA Issues Critical SAFO to Airlines on Lithium Batteries

“FAA battery fire testing has highlighted the potential risk of a catastrophic aircraft loss due to damage resulting from a lithium battery fire or explosion. Current cargo fire suppression systems cannot effectively control a lithium battery fire. As a result of those tests, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus have advised airlines about the dangers associated with carrying lithium batteries as cargo and also have encouraged them to conduct safety risk assessments,” the agency states.

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Malaysia Airlines Checked Baggage Restriction Raises Questions

Malaysia Airlines has announced restrictions on checked luggage for flights destined for European capitals from Kuala-Lumpur between 5 January and 7 January 2016, only allowing limited cabin baggage.

The airline has since updated the Travel Advisory on its site to indicate that normal baggage allowances on its flights to London, operated on A380 aircraft, were restored with immediate effect.

However, baggage limitations still apply to flights destined for Amsterdam and Paris on January 5-6.

The Finnair A350 greeted by Press at the gate, © 2015 FCMedia
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The Light Fantastic: Inside the New Finnair A350

During my tour of the new Finnair A350 from Hamburg to Helsinki, I was especially struck by the capitalisation on light against a neutral canvas. It’s easy to see the light gains from the A350’s larger windows. Add to that Finnair’s mood lighting, with glowing effects programmed into a cool Northern Lights display and a Warm Asia theme, add the opalescent effect of the aircraft’s light grey-white structures, and the Finnair A350 interior positively glows.