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Passenger Comfort Is Key Focus for Innovative Aircraft Seating 2015

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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… 

Why SIA’s A380 Premium Economy is Taking Longer to Install than Planned

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Singapore Airlines will delay the launch of some of its highly anticipated Premium Economy (PEY) launch on some A380 aircraft because of installation delays which double the lead-time to completion from 7 days to around 14, the airline confirms.

“We had expected to have seven retrofitted A380s in service by now but at present we have three serving Sydney, Hong Kong and London routes. The original plan was for all 19 to be completed in the first quarter of 2016 (calendar year), but this has now shifted to the second quarter,” an airline spokesperson tells Flight Chic.

Sogerma’s Celestial Bodies Feature In Airbus A350XWB Seating

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Two celestial bodies featured at Aircraft Interiors Expo, Americas which show promise for low-footprint cabin comfort. One has already found its place in the A350XWB catalogue. The COMET® by Sogerma takes up very little space when upright, but can fold out to make a full flat horizontal bed with, what the manufacturer… 

Sleepers In Seattle: Zodiac Introduces High-Density Comfort to Business

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Zodiac Seats has introduced of a new generation of seats for the premium economy class, which looks a lot like a one of the old Lazy-Boy-inspired First and Business Class aircraft seats, but which will prove a boon to cabin-footprint-conscious airlines. According to the manufacturer: “The Z500 Premium Economy class seat… 

Latest Airbus Seat Design Development Is A Boon to Babes

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Airbus has been to cornering the market on key patents for seat designs clearly intended to protect various special applications and technologies–raising the question of whether the aircraft manufacturer plans to spread its capacities (and its catalogues) to design and sales of Airbus seating.   One recent introduction is a much… 

Airbus Continues to Walk A Wide Line on Seating, and Boeing Takes The Fast Road to the Front

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Airbus has made a big issue about wide seating proposing an 18-inch standard for the industry at large in long-haul service. Such a standard would not fit certain aircraft configurations, even some of Airbus’ aircraft, when airlines demand greater seat density in economy with six-abreast configurations–17-inch seats result. When I’ve written… 

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