Vistara’s first A321neo offers lie-flat seats

By Linda Blachly Jul 27, 2020
India’s Vistara received its first Airbus A321neo, which will be used on short- to medium-haul international routes or destinations within seven hours of flying time.
Air Transport

Aircraft interior collaboration combats COVID-19 concerns

By Linda Blachly Jul 23, 2020
As aircraft interior companies search for new designs to ensure passengers that flying is safe, many have begun partnerships to address all three major concerns in the COVID-19-era aircraft cabin—anti-microbial surfaces, physical separation and respiratory protection.
Air Transport

Qatar Airways stays customer-focused in COVID-19 era

By Linda Blachly Jul 23, 2020
As airlines explore many strategies to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 new reality, Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker believes it is inside the cabin that ultimately makes the difference in boosting passenger confidence to fly again.
Air Transport

Industry poll: Digital technologies central to aviation’s post-COVID recovery

By Linda Blachly Jul 15, 2020
Despite the financial impact many airlines are facing as a result of COVID-19, many industry players agree that adopting digital and connected…
Air Transport

Passur Platform Integrates Space-Based ADS-B Data

By Bill Carey Jul 15, 2020
Passur Aerospace will integrate satellite-based aircraft tracking data from Aireon into its airline and airport operations management platform, the companies announced on July 14.
Connected Aerospace

Raytheon Technologies CEO On Riding Out the COVID-19 Crisis

Jul 13, 2020
Greg Hayes took heat for merging UTC with Raytheon, but critics are silenced as defense has cushioned the company during the pandemic.
Defense and Space

Aircraft interiors industry sees 60% drop-off, accelerates innovation

By Linda Blachly Jul 02, 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic—which has wreaked havoc with the plans of millions of travelers—has also created severe knock-on effects for airlines and cabin interior manufacturers. Even though more than half of the world’s passenger fleets are back in service, it is clear the airline industry is not likely to recover fully for at least two to three years.
Interiors & Connectivity

AirShield Concept: A Breath Of Fresh Air For Germ-Free Air Travel?

By Linda Blachly Jul 01, 2020
As the aviation industry searches for ways to make passengers feel safer in the COVID-19 environment, one innovation company is looking beyond cabin hygiene and new seat designs with barriers.
Interiors & Connectivity

INTERVIEW: Acro CEO Sees Flexibility As Key To Post-COVID Seat Designs

By Linda Blachly Jul 01, 2020
Acro Aircraft Seating CEO Neil Cairns joined the company March 9, just as the world was bracing for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the face of a rapidly changing industry, Acro is working to identify cost-effective and sustainable changes to seating design and development.
Interiors & Connectivity

Startup Zephyr Aerospace Targets Passenger Slumber

By Linda Blachly Jul 01, 2020
When it comes to traveling on flights over eight hours, sleep is the “single most important thing” to a passenger, according to Zephyr Aerospace founder and CEO Jeff O’Neill.
Interiors & Connectivity

Post-COVID-19 cabin designs are innovative, but are they realistic?

By Linda Blachly Jul 01, 2020
As the airline industry quickly puts into place increased health and hygiene protocols to boost passenger confidence, cabin interior manufacturers are innovating designs to give added protection to COVID-19-wary travelers.
Interiors & Connectivity

Why Are GPS Signals So Vulnerable To Disruption From The Ground?

By Jen DiMascio Jun 25, 2020
Ask the Editors: As Congress plans to open up radio spectrum, a question remains over the protection of the GPS frequency band.
Defense and Space

Safety Management Programs Coming To OEMs

By Sean Broderick Jun 23, 2020
The FAA will mandate safety management systems, getting ahead of a potential congressional mandate stemming from the 737 MAX fallout.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

New Cabin Technologies May Help Restore Passenger Confidence

By Thierry Dubois Jun 17, 2020
Despite the high level of cabin health protection, suppliers are ready to sell dedicated antimicrobial coatings and systems.
Interiors & Connectivity

INTERVIEW: Collins Aerospace president Stephen Timm: Safety First

By Linda Blachly Jun 05, 2020
Stephen Timm took over as president of Collins Aerospace in February. The company was created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and…
Interiors & Connectivity

Europe’s GPS Augmentation System Aims At Category II Approaches

By Thierry Dubois Jun 04, 2020
European Commission to improve EGNOS performance in approach and targets use of Galileo for air navigation.
Connected Aerospace

China Subsidizes Passenger Aircraft Hauling Cargo

By Bradley Perrett Jun 01, 2020
BEIJING—China is financially backing cargo-haulage by passenger aircraft, adding to measures to support air freight operations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

U.S. Agencies Petition FCC Over Ligado License Order

By Bill Carey May 29, 2020
U.S. federal agencies have formally petitioned the FCC to reconsider its order allowing Ligado Networks access to spectrum near GPS.
Connected Aerospace

Opinion: Aviation’s Cybersecurity Imperative

Remzi Seker May 22, 2020
Increased connectivity creates new vulnerabilities—from avionics to inflight-entertainment networks and airline back-end operations.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

COVID-19 Is A Crucible For IFC/IFE Businesses

By Michael Bruno May 22, 2020
The IFC/IFE sector is reeling along with all aviation. Analysts and executives see sunnier days eventually, but also darkening clouds.
Interiors & Connectivity

Air transport industry tiptoes through hygiene safety minefield

By Karen Walker May 21, 2020
Airlines want a harmonized set of hygiene standards, but it’s a difficult goal.
Airlines & Lessors

Airlines are looking differently at cabin disinfecting

By Alan Dron May 21, 2020
Smart airlines are doing more than a spring clean of their cabins.
Interiors & Connectivity

OEMs Increase Efforts To Boost Confidence In Air Travel

By Sean Broderick May 19, 2020
Reaffirming current protocols and developing new ones are both in the cards.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Regulators Struggle To Agree On Conditions For Reopening Air Travel

By Helen Massy-Beresford May 15, 2020
More airlines are announcing plans to resume service, particularly in Europe. But health protection rules and new processes are unclear.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Are Airline Cabin Changes Needed For COVID-19 Protection?

By Karen Walker May 08, 2020
Ask the Editors: Airline cabins are already quite safe, and many airlines now require face coverings throughout flight and in airports.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

 

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