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
Austrian aerospace supplier FACC has developed an antimicrobial surface coating for aircraft cabins that it hopes will boost its position in aftermarket services. 
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Nikon Takes Over 3D-Printing Startup Morf3D
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.
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Diehl Aviation Changes CEO; Eyes Sustainability, UAM Products

By Michael Bruno Apr 19, 2021
Rainer von Borstel, the CEO of aircraft systems and cabin interiors provider Diehl Aviation since 2010, will retire this month and Josef Köcher, who recently joined as COO, will succeed him, the company announced April 19.
Interiors & Connectivity

Inmarsat Wins Inflight Connectivity Case In European Court

By Thierry Dubois Apr 16, 2021
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has cleared the way for Inmarsat to continue operating its European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight connectivity system.
Interiors & Connectivity

Antiviral Cabin Technologies Could Help Airline Recovery

By Helen Massy-Beresford Mar 29, 2021
Manufacturers are exploring UV and thermal disinfection as well as antimicrobial coatings to improve cabin hygiene.
Interiors & Connectivity

Recaro’s 2020 earnings down 60% in 2020

By Linda Blachly Mar 25, 2021
Recaro Aircraft Seating reported its 2020 earnings as €295 million, down 60% from 2019. However, the seating company remains focused on moving forward after an unprecedented pandemic year.
Air Transport

Daily Memo: Cabin Technology Firms Sense Post-Pandemic Opportunities

By Helen Massy-Beresford Mar 24, 2021
Cabin and technology specialists believe the latest anti-viral solutions could reassure passengers as they gradually return to the skies following the coronavirus crisis. 
Interiors & Connectivity

IFEC variety shows its inflight value

By Bernie Baldwin Mar 24, 2021
Time was – and it’s not so long ago – when the idea of inflight entertainment systems were the domain of long-haul aircraft and the idea of…
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ANALYSIS: New Cabin Designs Aim To Restore Passenger Confidence

By Linda Blachly Mar 24, 2021
Boosting passenger confidence and creating a sense of well-being aboard aircraft are priorities of cabin interior specialists in the slow recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Interiors & Connectivity

Passengers’ Demands Fuel Push For Connectivity

By Henry Canaday Mar 16, 2021
Passenger expectations for­ inflight connectivity increasing.
Interiors & Connectivity

JetBlue Transforms Narrowbody Comfort With Premium Cabin Redesign

By Linda Blachly Mar 16, 2021
JetBlue puts ‘wow’ factor into narrowbody cabin design.
Interiors & Connectivity

How Cabin Designs Are Becoming More Flexible

By Linda Blachly Mar 16, 2021
Flexible cabin solutions are emerging as winners.
Interiors & Connectivity

Daily Memo: Thales Downsizes Civil Aviation Business

By Thierry Dubois Mar 05, 2021
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Thales has managed to control damage at the company level thanks to a diversified portfolio of activities but its civil aviation branch was nevertheless hit hard.
Interiors & Connectivity

Which Countries Beyond U.S. And Europe Will Mandate ADS-B Out?

By Bill Carey Feb 19, 2021
Ask the Editors: Mandates are in effect around the world, and the Single European Sky ATM Research Deployment Manager has mapped them.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Asia-Pacific Connectivity Gets Boost As Panasonic XTS Satellite Goes Live

By Linda Blachly Feb 03, 2021
Inflight connectivity over the Asia-Pacific region is set to get a boost as a new extreme high throughput satellite (XTS)—APSTAR-6D—enters service over the next month.
Interiors & Connectivity

JetBlue unveils Mint cabin redesign

By Linda Blachly Feb 01, 2021
JetBlue has unveiled a redesign of its Mint premium product as the New York-based airline prepares for transatlantic service this summer from New York to London.
Air Transport

How Airlines Can Stand Apart In A Post-Pandemic Travel World

By Linda Blachly Jan 19, 2021
Innovation and customer value will become airline differentiators.
Interiors & Connectivity

Digital health ‘passports’ could become essential

By Linda Blachly Jan 19, 2021
The pandemic fast-tracks digital health travel apps.
Airports & Routes

JetBlue Unveils A220 Cabin Interior

By Linda Blachly Jan 13, 2021
JetBlue Airways, which recently took delivery of the first of 70 Airbus A200-300s, has unveiled an all-new cabin design.
Interiors & Connectivity

Delta Chooses Viasat For Narrowbody Inflight Wi-Fi Upgrade

By Linda Blachly Jan 05, 2021
Delta Air Lines has finalized a deal with Viasat for the satellite operator to supply high-speed Wi-Fi to more than 300 mainline narrowbody aircraft.
Interiors & Connectivity

Emirates Debuts Premium Economy Class Services 

By Kurt Hofmann Jan 05, 2021
Emirates Airline launched scheduled premium economy class services on Jan. 4 between Dubai (DXB) and London Heathrow (LHR) aboard its recently delivered Airbus A380.
Interiors & Connectivity

In the COVID-19 Era, Airlines Innovate to Maintain Service Standards

By Chen Chuanren Dec 22, 2020
Airlines look at new ways to safely provide inflight customer care.
Interiors & Connectivity

FACC Sees Different Trends For Commercial Programs Post-Pandemic

By Kurt Hofmann Dec 17, 2020
Austrian aerospace company FACC believes the worst of the COVID-19 crisis is over for first-tier suppliers such as itself, which provide parts and services to the likes of Airbus and Boeing.
Interiors & Connectivity

Inmarsat Puts GX5 Satellite Into Service To Boost Inflight Wi-Fi

By Linda Blachly Dec 10, 2020
British satellite operator Inmarsat has puts its very-high-throughput GX5 satellite into commercial service, boosting inflight broadband capacity for its commercial and business aircraft customers in Europe and the Middle East.
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