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Airbus has inaugurated its new final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse, dedicated to the A320 Family. Dignitaries at the inaugural ceremony included Bruno Le Maire,… Read More »Airbus Unveils New Final Assembly Line for A320 Family in Toulouse
Aircraft lessor, Avolon, projects that Chinese airlines will need 3,200 additional aircraft over the next ten years. Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the United States,… Read More »Chinese Airlines Will Need 3,200 More Planes by 2026
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?
Aviation works every day at getting better. Sometimes it succeeds and other times, well..it takes a leap backwards.
In honour of leap-day, I thought we could review some of the many leaps aviation has taken over the past year.
Perhaps these will inspire and encourage more innovation and improvement in future.
Zodiac Aerospace is celebrating the delivery of its 50,000th aircraft galley, a unit shipped to Etihad Airways for its new Reimagined A380 cabin, that embodies everything going right with cabin design in recent years.
Read More »50,000 Galleys Later, this is How Lovely (Some) Cabins Have Become
Erik Viking has had a long tiring journey while undergoing a cabin refurbishment and Tweeting all about it, but soon he will take to the… Read More »Soon SAS’s Newly Converted A330 Viking Takes to the Skies
Inmarsat Puts Everything You Want to Know about Connectivity in a Helpful Video and Flight Chic Summarises The Market with a Helpful Reading List
Airbus predicts that commercial aviation will need 31,000 new aircraft with 100-seat or greater capacity, a market worth $4.6 Trillion over the next twenty years. It attributes this demand to growing passenger traffic.
Boeing projects new commercial aircraft demand to be worth $5.2 Trillion over the next twenty years, consisting of 36,770 new aircraft.
In a very short statement, Airbus has announced that it exercised its “contractual rights,” and notified Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third largest carrier, that it has… Read More »Airbus Cancels Skymark Order for Six A380s
New Competition for Norwegian from the East: Prize-Winning Long-Haul Low-Cost AirAsia X Orders 50 A330neo To Reach Europe
AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of the Skytrax Winning AirAsia (World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low-Cost Carrier as announced today) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding… Read More »New Competition for Norwegian from the East: Prize-Winning Long-Haul Low-Cost AirAsia X Orders 50 A330neo To Reach Europe
Progress announced for Blue-Box Aircraft Tracking System: Certification of L-3 Recorders on Airbus A320 FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (FLYHT) has announced that its partner L-3 Aviation… Read More »FLYHT Announces L-3 AFIRS 228S Aviation Recorders Obtain Airbus A320 Certification
At the Farnborough Airshow, Boeing has announced the features of its 777X cabin which the aircraft manufacturer says will further enhance the passenger experience onboard… Read More »Boeing Reveals Plans for 777X Cabin Interiors
Now that Air Lease Corporation has confirmed its Boeing orders for the Farnborough Air Show, we can compare the leasing companies’ preferences for the two manufacturers… Read More »The Farnborough Orders: Air Lease Corporation on Airbus vs. Boeing
Denmark-based lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) signed a total order for 75 ATR 42-600 aircraft in a deal valued at over $1.55 billion US. Nordic Aviation Capital… Read More »Danish Nordic Aviation Capital Places Farnborough Order for 75 More ATRs
Boeing Pitches Monarch for 737 MAX 8 and Scores 30. Will Monarch Tighten Pitch of PF2000 to Fit 200?
Boeing has announced at Farnborough today that it is “finalising terms and working towards a Purchase Agreement” with UK-based holiday and charters carrier Monarch Airlines for… Read More »Boeing Pitches Monarch for 737 MAX 8 and Scores 30. Will Monarch Tighten Pitch of PF2000 to Fit 200?
If you’ve never seen an aircraft slide except in pictures, it’s a good thing. They’re tucked away inside that bump on the door of the… Read More »The Causes and High Costs of Unintended Emergency Slide Deployments
It’s the eternal question on the minds of techie travellers: are there really any risks to aircraft from the use of Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs)… Read More »FAA Details The Risks Airlines Must Asses to Approve Use of Personal Electronic Devices
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
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.
Lithium-Ion Battery incidents have plagued Boeing’s visionary 787 Dreamliner, much to the dismay of both the aircraft manufacturer and the airlines who fly this plane.… Read More »Securing the Dream: FAA Team Finds Boeing 787 Design Safe to Continue Flying into the Future
As the tragic disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 continues to haunt and perplex us, the world reaches for answers in an information vacuum. There’s been a… Read More »Malaysia MH370: What Questions Should We Ask Ourselves?
A disruptive passenger is defined as “a passenger who fails to respect the rules of conduct at an airport or on board an aircraft or… Read More »The Unruly Passenger Crisis: In the Cabin, Cool Heads Must Prevail
In their Guidance for Turbulence Management report IATA emphasise the importance of seat-belt use by passengers, as well as an effective seat-belt protocol for airlines.… Read More »IATA Emphasises Seat Belts and Self-Preservation for Crew During Turbulence
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow If I could accurately predict the future, I would not be writing this. I would be sunning myself on the beach… Read More »Profits Ain’t Peanuts (Part Five: The Seeds of Tomorrow)
In this third instalment of Profits Ain’t Peanuts we discuss the use of PEDs on board aircraft, inflight connectivity services, and IFE. In today’s world data… Read More »Profits Ain’t Peanuts (Part Three: Take a Byte)
This post is not about aliens from Ork, but it is about other seemingly alien things. Nano Technology may seem alien now, but hopefully we… Read More »Nano-Nano: The future of aviation is small. Tiny even.