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Economy Class seats inside the Qatar Airways Airbus A350XWB. © 2015 FCMedia | FlightChic

Aircraft Cabin Design: What matters most?

  • 3 min read

Food, drinks, service, fares, seats, safety? Which matters most to you in the aircraft cabin? What elements of the aircraft cabin interior should airlines focus on to improve the overall passenger experience? Take the survey!

Sustainable Aviation Fuel made from H20 and CO2? Danish company plans to make it possible.

  • 15 min read

Revolutionizing the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) landscape, Topsoe is spearheading the FrontFuel project. The venture promises the production of highly efficient SAF using CO2, water, and renewable electricity.

To further this eco-friendly initiative, the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) was awarded Topsoe a grant of 26.9 million DKK (~US$4 million).

Baggage Tracking Doesn’t Have to Be Tricky, SITA Shows

  • 9 min read

In its 2016 Airline IT Survey, SITA reveals that many airlines have plans to implement baggage tracking and many see clear benefits to passengers, but they’re struggling with the logistics.

The implementation of baggage tracking systems is required for compliance to IATA Resolution 753 by June of 2018, but while the minimum objectives of that resolution are relatively straight forward, airline interpretation of what’s required to get it right may be inflated.

Video Still: Google Presentation on the Future of Travel Search, Presentation by Marcin Brodziak © FCMedia 2016

Exclusive Video: Google’s Conversational Travel Assistant Demo Heralds Dawn of AI Travel Search

  • 4 min read

The last afternoon session of this year’s SITA ATIS2016 rewarded all who hung out to see the event through with a mind-blowing demonstration of Google’s new Travel Assistant Demo.

I apologise in advance that the audio might be a little hard to follow, and I recommend viewing the video in full screen mode so that you can better see the projections from Marci Brodziak’s smartphone.

I felt it was still worth sharing because this was only the second time Google has ever demonstrated the full functionality of its new travel search Assistant which will go live this summer.

Passenger Comfort Is Key Focus for Innovative Aircraft Seating 2015

  • 2 min read

The Innovative Aircraft Seating Conference 2015 kicks off this week in Hamburg. The theme of this year’s meeting is Redefining the Travel Experience. The agenda reveals an industry focused on balancing between airline needs for profitability and stable operations and passengers’ needs for comfort on both short-haul and long-haul flights. The group… 

Get to Know Jetliner Cabins: Aircraft Interiors from ‘A’ to ‘Suite’

  • 2 min read

Get the Jetliner Cabins e-Book App. This is a must-read for industry professionals, industry watchers, and anyone interested in the history of aircraft interiors, its evolution, and its promise. It features insights from leading experts in the field and is chock-full of wonderful pictures. The eBook is available as both… 

As Airbus Looks Forward to $4.6 Trillion Future, Boeing says more like $5.2 Trillion

  • 11 min read

Airbus predicts that commercial aviation will need 31,000 new aircraft with 100-seat or greater capacity, a market worth $4.6 Trillion over the next twenty years. It attributes this demand to growing passenger traffic.

Boeing projects new commercial aircraft demand to be worth $5.2 Trillion over the next twenty years, consisting of 36,770 new aircraft.

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