SES Kick-Starts Multi-Orbit Plan With SES-17 Launch

By Thierry Dubois Oct 21, 2021
An Ariane 5 heavy launcher is to send the SES-17 satellite into orbit during the night of Oct. 22-23 local time at Arianespace’s Kourou, French Guiana, spaceport, as Thales seeks to capture half of the crucial North American inflight connectivity market.
Space

New Aircraft Disinfection System Emerges Following Innovation Call

By Chen Chuanren Oct 08, 2021
A Singaporean hygiene and disinfection service provider has won a government-led “innovation challenge” aimed at developing new solutions and addressing the need to restore public confidence in traveling. 
Interiors & Connectivity

Honeywell’s Anthem: Flight Deck With A Future

By Bill Carey Oct 05, 2021
Honeywell introduces its fifth generation of integrated flight deck with advanced air mobility as the launch market.
Flight Deck

Inmarsat unveils ‘OneFi’ as passenger IFEC demand grows

By Linda Blachly Sep 22, 2021
Inmarsat's OneFi serves as a catalyst to monetize inflight connectivity by “bringing a host of onboard services together within a single portal interface that passengers can easily access using their own personal devices.”
Interiors & Connectivity

Airlines Plan Post-COVID Aircraft Cabins

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 17, 2021
Cabin interiors specialists are looking beyond COVID-19 to the interiors trends that will shape the coming years of recovery.
Interiors & Connectivity

Aircraft Interiors Sector Sees Signs Of Increasing Retrofit Spending 

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 14, 2021
Aircraft interiors retrofit spending is set to rise as airlines start to show some signs of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, industry experts said Sept.14 at this year's virtual Aircraft Interiors Expo.
Interiors & Connectivity

A Call For Smarter Thinking On Airline Bag And Food Services

By Linda Blachly Sep 10, 2021
Digitalization drives a rethink on baggage and onboard food services.
Interiors & Connectivity

NIAR WERX On Growth Path With 777-300ER Conversion

By Molly McMillin Sep 09, 2021
For years, Wichita State University’s research and development arm, the National Institute for Aviation Research, has tried to recruit a large maintenance, repair and overhaul facility to Wichita.
Aircraft & Propulsion

After Raytheon’s Acquisition of FlightAware, Who is Next?

By Michael Bruno Sep 08, 2021
“The question isn’t if but who and at what price?” one industry expert says.
Connected Aerospace

Virgin Atlantic Adds Economy Seats In New A350 Configuration

By Alan Dron Sep 06, 2021
Virgin Atlantic is shrinking the business-class cabin inside some of its A350-1000s to make way for more economy seats in a new seating layout tailored for certain leisure routes, beginning with flights from London Heathrow to Orlando, Florida.
Interiors & Connectivity

Aircraft mods are in demand again, but airline priorities have changed

By Henry Canaday Sep 01, 2021
Aircraft modifications focus on leisure, pleasure, hygiene and emissions.
Interiors & Connectivity

Porter Airlines Upgauges Dash 8 Cabins Ahead Of Restart

By Sean Broderick Aug 31, 2021
Porter Airlines has upgraded and upgauged the cabins in each of its 29 De Havilland Dash 8-400s ahead of its restart next week, installing new, slimmer seats that enabled the airline to add a row in each. 
MRO

Mehrabian To Take Back Control Of Teledyne After FLIR Acquisition

By Michael Bruno Aug 31, 2021
Robert Mehrabian will resume his role as Teledyne's chairman, president and chief executive officer after current officeholder Al Pichelli retires on Oct. 15.
Connected Aerospace

Raytheon Buying FlightAware For Digital Aviation Push Under Collins

By Michael Bruno Aug 31, 2021
Collins Aerospace, already one of the largest commercial aerospace suppliers—let alone as part of Raytheon Technologies—is buying high-profile flight tracking data provider FlightAware.
Connected Aerospace

Etihad, Partners Seek To Ramp Up 3D Printing Capability

By Alan Dron Aug 18, 2021
Etihad Airways’ engineering arm plans to team up with two specialists in 3D printing to research the possibility of applying the technique to serial production of cabin components.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Inmarsat Announces Major L-Band Network Upgrade

By Bill Carey Aug 12, 2021
Satellite communications provider Inmarsat announced a major upgrade to its L-band network on Aug. 12 that promises higher data speeds and smaller, lower-cost terminals for aviation users.
Interiors & Connectivity

Avionics Deliver Hidden Benefits For Crossover Jets

By Bernie Baldwin Jun 29, 2021
It’s a strange human trait that when faced with something rather complex, terms such as ‘mysterious’ and ‘dark’ are applied to them.
Crossover Narrowbody Jets

‘We Hope The Worst Is Over,’ SWISS CEO Says

By Kurt Hofmann Jun 28, 2021
Swiss International Air Lines has begun to invest again, unveiling its new premium economy class that is scheduled to be rolled out from mid-November on its Boeing 777 fleet.
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Rolls Out IFE E-Shopping

By Chen Chuanren Jun 24, 2021
Starting from June 28, passengers traveling on selected Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus A350s will be able to shop, buy and pay for duty-free products online from their inflight entertainment (IFE) system.
Interiors & Connectivity

SkyFive Gears Up For A2G Rollouts After Safran Investment

By Victoria Moores May 21, 2021
After attracting several investors, including aerospace giant Safran, air-to-ground (A2G) specialist SkyFive is working to create high-speed aircraft Wi-Fi networks in China, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.
Interiors & Connectivity

Got To Keep The Customer Satisfied

By Bernie Baldwin May 21, 2021
It’s the acid test, isn’t it? You’ve selected and acquired the aircraft, had a comfortable cabin designed, probably added WiFi and connectivity, and…
Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Finnair’s ATR Fleet To Be Fitted With HEPA Filters

By Kurt Hofmann May 18, 2021
A Finnair representative said installing HEPA filters would raise the hygiene levels onboard the aircraft.
Interiors & Connectivity

KLM, Widerøe Move Forward With IFE Choices

By Victoria Moores Apr 23, 2021
Dutch carrier KLM plans to equip 39 short-haul aircraft with Viasat Wi-Fi connectivity, while Norwegian regional airline Widerøe is beginning a six-month trial of Inflight Dublin’s wireless inflight-entertainment (IFE) product Everhub.
Interiors & Connectivity

FACC Launches Antimicrobial Surface Coating For Cabins

By Kurt Hofmann Apr 21, 2021
Austrian aerospace supplier FACC has developed an antimicrobial surface coating for aircraft cabins that it hopes will boost its position in aftermarket services. 
Interiors & Connectivity

Nikon Takes Over 3D-Printing Startup Morf3D

By Michael Bruno Apr 20, 2021
Morf3D, an additive manufacturing startup that once was the darling of Boeing new-investment efforts, has a new 90,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Long Beach, California, and is now controlled by Japanese camera giant Nikon.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain