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

Aircraft Cabin Design: What matters most?

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!

Illustration of Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Quantum Research

Airbus, BMW, Quantinuum Research Sustainable Energy

    Airbus, BMW Group, and Quantinuum have pioneered a groundbreaking hybrid quantum-classical workflow. This innovative framework expedites future research by utilizing quantum computers to simulate quantum systems, specifically emphasizing the chemical reactions of catalysts within fuel cells. 

    Singapore Airlines Q2 Exceeds Expectations

      In a landmark achievement, the SIA Group reported a net profit of $734 million in the initial three months of the fiscal year 2023/24. This figure represents the highest quarterly performance in the Group’s history.

      Image of Braille markings for an individual row on a United aircraft.

      United Adds Braille to Aircraft Interiors

        United’s new tactile signage is set to enhance the flying experience for passengers with visual impairments, offering them greater autonomy in identifying row numbers, seat assignments, and lavatory locations.

        Boeing leaders present a check to Fly Compton. Funds will go toward flight training classes offered to underserved students in LA’s Compton community. (photo: Fly Compton)

        Boeing Pilot Scholarship Program aims to increase diversity

          Boeing has recently announced $950,000 worth of scholarships earmarked for pilot training and education. This initiative is a monumental step towards broadening and diversifying the talent pool in commercial aviation, particularly within the underrepresented demographics in Los Angeles.

          Panoramic aerial view of rural landscape with agricultural lands and fields on a background of cloudy blue sky from the window inside an airplane.

          How Google and the ICCT Plan to Help Airlines Meet their Sustainability Goals

            As part of a significant stride towards fostering sustainable travel, Google has spearheaded the formation of an advisory committee to refine and augment Google’s Travel Impact Model (TIM).

            The search giant aims to offer travelers more precise flight emission estimates and advocate for environmentally-conscious travel decisions. The committee is an amalgamation of climate scientists, academics, and representatives hailing from airlines, airports, and non-profit organizations. Their shared goal is to incorporate the latest scientific data and industry best practices into the TIM.

            Avolon’s 20 Year World Aircraft Fleet Forecast

              This week, aircraft lessors Avolon published their Q2 2023 update, including one key accomplishment in the second quarter: the publication of their World Fleet Forecast (2023-2042).

              Let’s take a closer look at both.

              Aviation Dreams Soar High with The Air League

                Over 200 eager students from across Hertfordshire, North London, Yorkshire, and the West Midlands recently embarked on a thrilling journey into the world of aviation. Their exciting adventure in aviation began with a unique seven-month aviation program.

                FAA trials multi-regional TBO: Advances in flight trajectories can cut aviation’s Carbon Footprint by 10%

                  A new initiative successfully managed flights across countries by predicting aircraft trajectories. The Federal Aviation Administration’s live flight demo included situations and flights between the U.S., Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. Using Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), countries shared aircraft trajectories, and air traffic experts optimized flight paths considering factors like weather and airspace closures.

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

                    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).

                    Why You Should Attend AIX Hamburg 2024

                      From far-out aircraft cabin concepts to new products in aircraft interiors, AIX is the place where airlines can find hidden gems in the full spectrum of passenger experience. The Hamburg Messe is the place where the cabin interiors supply chain struts its stuff.

                      SAS Julefly Demonstrates the True Spirit of Christmas

                        SAS demonstrates the true spirit of Christmas with ongoing support of a very worthy cause.

                        The SAS Julefly, or Christmas Flight, is a charitable effort based in Norway which brings care packages and Christmas cheer to the needy.