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They’re baaa-aaack! As the Forward/Aft Facing Triple Seats Come Back to Haunt Us We Ask: Good Heavens Why?

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Retro can be chic.  Far be it from this writer to claim otherwise. But Zodiac Aerospace premiering a Forward/Aft Facing Triple Seat Pair as one of their “revolutionary” designs at the Aircraft Interiors Expo this year, feels like the Haunting. The (in)famous “Lounge Seating,” was a Southwest Airlines feature for… 

The Heartbleed bug: what could Aviation teach Tech and what could Tech teach Aviation?

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Image: Heartbleed Patch Needed, Creative Commons, Public Domain First, some quick facts about Heartbleed:  Heartbleed is not a malicious attack.  It is a design flaw (a bug) which has left the security codes which protect some of our online transactions vulnerable to exploitation since 2011. That bug is a security… 

Airbus Confirms: The A350XWB will be a tight squeeze, and that’s just the right fit.

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Chris Emerson, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Airbus addresses the press with the good news on the A350XWB, image FCMedia/Flight Chic © 2014 The “Future Proof” A350XWB reveals a future which far from the one we’ve projected. Listen carefully between the coded speech of the news on the new A350XWB,… 

Acro’s Ultralight Seats with New Tablet Table Could Hold and Charge Your Tablet Devices

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Flight Chic can reveal that Acro’s ultralight aircraft seats, with new ‘tablet’ tables can also charge PED devices. Commercial Director, Cameron Allan, of Redhill, Surrey based Acro Aircraft Seating has confirmed to Flight Chic that the seats are fully ready to be wired for the power outlets needed to charge… 

The KLM Trip Report March 2014

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Last week, travelling to the Passenger Terminal Expo in Barcelona, I flew KLM.  The great bit is that I did not fly alone.  While I’m a short 5’ 1” (and a bit “zaftig” as some might say), my husband is a tall 6’4” of average build.  Together, we make quite an… 

FAA revises PED Aid to Operators InFO

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The FAA has updated InFO 13010SUP its guidance document for operators, which outlines the issues which should be addressed when implementing passenger supplied electronic devices (PEDs) policies for the various phases of flight, adding Appendix C, specific to Securing and Stowing of Passenger PEDs. This revised InFO 13010SUP is supplemental… 

SAS launches new all-business service between Stavanger and Houston for Oil Industry Clients

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Boeing 737 Image supplied by SAS SAS announced today that it has established a wet-leasing agreement for an all-business class version of the Boeing 737-700 with Swiss Charter Carrier PrivatAir for dedicated flights between Stavanger and Houston, specifically targeted at their oil industry clients.  According to the company,  the service… 

Big Brother will travel with you and you will pay his ticket

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One of the prevailing themes at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo in Barcelona was the future of automated terminal processes through high-grade hardware and advanced software solutions; straight out of the eerily accurate visions of Phillip K. Dick. In truth, the selling points for these innovations as PaxEx enhancements are strong.… 

What a Tuit: False Assumptions Cause Deployment of Emergency Services to Rescue “Fallen Plane” in Spain

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The big news today in Spain (where I have enjoyed all the events at the Passenger Terminal Expo on which I will report shortly) focused around the false tweet of a water ditching, originated either by the 112 Emergency Line of Grand Canaria or the Control Center of Grand Canaria (they both blame… 

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