The Flightglobal team has been out in Hamburg putting together a daily paper at the Aircraft Interiors Expo and our interactive team has produced loads of videos and images from the show.
Big announcements dominating the show include Qatar Airways’ deal with Thales to equip up to 60 Boeing 787s with its broadband connectivity service, while much of the interiors activity has been dominated by initiatives in the economy and premium economy sector. This shift in emphasis away from the innovations in the premium cabin which dominated much of the last decade reflect both increased attention to the economy sector as passengers have traded down during the economic crisis, as well as attempts to bridge the gulf with a generation of vastly improved business class cabin.
We’ve pooled together the best of our coverage here on our dedicated Aircraft Interiors Expo landing page, so check it out to catch the flavour of the show and keep an eye on the Runway Girl blog for the latest. You can also watch several videos, including an interview I did with Emirates president Tim Clark who tells me why getting the product right in economy is the hard bit and gives some great insight into how its managing yields through the downturn. Watch it here.