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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… 

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… 

Finnair Blows a Cold Wind on Investors and Employees

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Finnair Cabin Attendant.  Image Finnair. While all the attention today in european aviation was drawn to the carefully choreographed strike by German airport employees (which resulted in the cancellation of 600 Lufthansa flights), Finnair has made some chilling announcements about its own employees; followed in short order by a call to investors… 

New is the New New at JAL

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JAL has made a series of interesting announcements in recent days, which show that the airline is focused on improving its brand, its business model, and its weight in the oneworld alliance. I recently reported on Skift that JAL was expanding its partnership with JetBlue, to add a number of… 

SpiceJet: Low-Cost Frolic Goes One Dance Step Too Far

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Social Media strikes again for aviation, this time with passengers filming a Mid-Air party on SpiceJet Airlines celebrating the Indian spring festival of Holi. Those videos went viral on social media and came to the attention of the Indian Directorate of Civil Aviation.

Securing the Dream: FAA Team Finds Boeing 787 Design Safe to Continue Flying into the Future

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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. The issue led to an FAA emergency airworthiness directive on January 16, 2013, ordering all US airlines to ground their Boeing 787s. The trouble was… 

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