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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Ban on Planes is Call to Action for Tech, or Should Be

News of the FAA’s ban on use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on aircraft followed shortly after Australian carriers had implemented their own voluntary ban over concerns that some devices have spontaneously ignited.

But while the focus is on problems with the Galaxy Note 7 these incidents are symptomatic of a bigger issue: the inherent violent flammability of Lithium-Ion batteries with which have posed a threat to aviation for years.

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Wildlife Smugglers Are Exploiting our Freedom to Fly

IATA is committed to tackling the illegal wildlife trade, but what will it take to squash it?

The following is an in-depth FCMedia perspectives report.

The democratisation of air travel resulting from advancements in aviation over the past decades is good news for travellers. The skies are now more convenient and cheaper than ever before. But what’s cheap for us comes at a great cost to endangered species.

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Finnair Mobile App Wins Well-Deserved Red Dot Design Award

Finnair’s user-friendly mobile app has won a well-deserved Red Dot Award in the category of Communications Design.

The Red Dot Awards celebrate the best in design and winners are selected by a jury of 26 industry experts after an extensive evaluation and appraisal process. The jury consists of well-known designers as well as respected professors and journalists in the design industry.

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Rebel’s Upright Convertible Aircraft Seat Gets One Step Closer to Approval

Rebel Aero announces that it received EASA ADOA approval for its Rebel S:two seat design.

This alternative seat aims to give Economy passengers some respite in crowded cabins conditions by allowing them to stretch their legs when reclining upright. The seat cushion can be placed in a normal seating position or lifted up, similar to a theatre seat, for easier row egress. When upright, the cushion also functions as a lean-to seat, allowing passengers to travel in a semi-upright position.

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Wearables Upgrade: SAS Introduces Samsung Gear S2 Smart Watch App

SAS and it’s innovation division SAS Labs, have cast another vote of confidence on wearables by launching a new digital companion app for the Samsung Gear S2 smart watch. The airline also offers an Apple Watch app, introduced last year.

Besides functioning as a wearable boarding pass, the SAS Samsung Gear app gives the wearer updated flight departure information, gate details and confirms seat.