In his State of the Industry address to the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO said, when referring… Read More »Making Sure Airplanes Don’t Disappear is Not Science Fiction, IATA’s Tony Tyler Says
This is not a post about aviation or aerospace, which is a bit of a departure from my usual topics on Flight Chic, but let… Read More »Beyond Cute: Google’s New Self-Driving Buggy is Poised to Improve Mobility for Disabled Persons
This March, I posted an update on the FAA’s all-clear for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after its issues with lithium-ion batteries. In that post, I pointed out… Read More »NTSB Issues Wake-Up Call on Lithium-Ion Battery Testing. Will the Industry Press the Snooze Button?
The FAA has issued a new InFO Document banning the use of personal PEDs by flight crew in the flight deck. InFO 14006 Prohibition on… Read More »PED Ban for the Flight Deck–FAA Issues New InFO Document for Operators
We often discuss why airlines make perplexing decisions in favour of unbundled fares and aircraft configurations. The Peanuts posts are entirely dedicated to the topic of… Read More »Forget #PaxEx: Here’s What the Market Wants from Airlines
Thanks to Urban Office Architecture of New York City, #AvGeeks can now have the home of their dreams–inspired by airplane parts. This luxury home is… Read More »The Ultimate #AvGeek Home is Finally Here!
Travelling with infants or children on board? Then you are entirely responsible for their safety. Few airlines make any provisions to help you mind their… Read More »Three Good Reasons Why Airlines Don’t Have to Care What Happens to Your Children.
UPDATE:…And now this is a thing. Yesterday, financial news teased us with “informed” rumours that AT&T may acquire DirecTV. Obviously, this acquisition, should it happen, has… Read More »As AT&T Makes Moves for DirecTV, Did Connected IFE Just Get a Whole Lot More Entertaining?
Luxury onboard Etihad Airways is not a new concept. Their well-established Diamond First, Pearl Business Class, and Coral Economy Class have always been a luxury… Read More »Etihad’s SkyPad May Force Skytrax to Add New Stars
The Final Frontier: Three Quick Aviation Facts to Help Perplexed Passengers Get Into the Spirit of Things, A Peanuts Adventure
When Frontier Airlines announced yesterday that it would unbundle its pricing, lowering fares and charging extra for everything else, news spread that Frontier had finally… Read More »The Final Frontier: Three Quick Aviation Facts to Help Perplexed Passengers Get Into the Spirit of Things, A Peanuts Adventure
When reading up on what many agreed was an inappropriate post by Chris Clark on Air Facts about the “damage” the use of the hashtag AvGeek… Read More »Oh My Geeky Aunt! The Scandal Behind the #AvGeek Scandal
Even as we celebrate the extended use of our Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) onboard, the risk of fire that the batteries which power those PEDs… Read More »IATA Addresses the Risks of Lithium-Ion Batteries to Aviation
Flight Chic was given the honour of being among select members of the world’s press to tour the prototype cabin of Airbus’ A350XWB aircraft and,… Read More »Catalogue Wars: The Rise of the “Beige” Design Centres
The end of First Class is nigh—mebeh. Speak to enough industry folks and there is general agreement that the section of the cabin allocated to… Read More »First Class is Dead, Long Live First-uh-Business-um-First Class!
UP’s Safety Video Proves they are Totally Ready for Eurovision 2014. Denmark says: Cool. Bring it On.
First, my deepest thanks to Nikos Loukas of Inflightfeed for sharing this link via his Rebel Mouse Newsfeed, which is always fresh and tasty. Nikos you… Read More »UP’s Safety Video Proves they are Totally Ready for Eurovision 2014. Denmark says: Cool. Bring it On.
They’re baaa-aaack! As the Forward/Aft Facing Triple Seats Come Back to Haunt Us We Ask: Good Heavens Why?
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… Read More »They’re baaa-aaack! As the Forward/Aft Facing Triple Seats Come Back to Haunt Us We Ask: Good Heavens Why?
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… Read More »The Heartbleed bug: what could Aviation teach Tech and what could Tech teach Aviation?
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… Read More »Airbus Confirms: The A350XWB will be a tight squeeze, and that’s just the right fit.
In an exclusive interview as he helped his team build their stand at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Executive Director of Expliseat Jean-Charles Samuelain revealed that… Read More »World’s Lightest Seat is Scheduled for Take Off this June