Aircraft seating newcomers, LIFT systems, have extended their collaboration with Boeing aircraft with the award of a new 787 Tourist Class seat which is designed to optimally match the design of the 787 Dreamliner.
Iberia will introduce a new “extra-comfortable Premium Economy cabin” on 37 of its long-haul A330-300 and A340-600 aircraft, as well as on its new A350 planes.
During Airbus Innovation Days in Hamburg last week, I asked Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier what is—for anyone in the aircraft manufacturing business—a pertinent question right now: does Airbus take any responsibility for causing supplier failures as a result of a strong push for the SFE catalogue?
Recaro Aircraft Seating reports record turnover of €409 million, which is €40 million higher than the company’s historic high in 2014.
Sales have grown by over 11 percentage points, outperforming the market average.
Rumours that Zodiac Aerospace may be looking for a buyer and that French aircraft engine maker Safran may be considering a buy is distressing to this writer.
It’s the type of roughs-shot opportunistic consolidation aviation is addicted to–and it needs to break the habit. Please allow me to share my thoughts and rant a little.
I’m going to mention things I don’t usually talk about, but in the interest of edification I’ll go into them now; with the clear caveat that none of what I say is particularly true of Zodiac, and anything that is true of Zodiac is also true of other players. I won’t say which is which.
I’ve written about Olivier Grégoire’s proposal for a vertical cabin design previously on Skift.
He first approached me in December of last year with a unique concept to make vertical cabin design work around a passenger needs for space and privacy during long haul flights.
Grégoire has since sent me a link to a video he produced which illustrates more clearly how the design would work. He proposes the cabin concept for the A350 aircraft.
Airlines launch new long-haul routes and set new records, on the same week that NASA announces new low-boom Supersonic aircraft project.
So which way are we headed around the world? The long and winding road, or fast as the meteor flies?
Boeing has submitted a new super-hygienic “Clean Cabin-Fresh Lavatory” concept to the Crystal Cabin Awards, which ticks all the boxes on passenger comfort and cabin health. The lavatory combines applied technologies to ensure hygiene and easy maintenance. Boeing lists the features […]
Emirates takes us on a quick guided tour of its new two-class A380 aircraft.
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