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Airbus and the A350 cabin (Part 2)

Airbus’ modular approach to the A350 XWB cabin isn’t limited to toilets. During a recent update, the European airframer also detailed its plans for the widebody aircraft’s galleys, which have been designed by B/E Aerospace. Check out Airbus’ vision for supplier furnished galleys, plus a handy slide detailing the A350 catalogue process (click on each […]

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Airbus and the A350 cabin (Part 1)

Airbus is making great strides on its A350 XWB catalogue, known as the Aircraft Description Document (ADD), with most suppliers now well into the process of helping the airframer define what makes sense for the cabin. See the latest top story on the Flightglobal IFEC channel as well as the graphic above (you’ll notice that […]

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Recaro’s timing is impeccable

Two statements released by Recaro Aircraft Seating within less than a week of each other are…very interesting to say the least!The firm, on 18 February, announced it has opened a new sourcing center in Shanghai. The new office “enables us to purchase selected materials in Asia and to take advantage of the savings potential available […]

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Two statements…too funny

For those of you following the Airbus/OnAir/Panasonic/AeroMobile saga, you’re no doubt getting quite the chuckle out of this morning’s back-to-back press releases from Panasonic and from OnAir about IFEC offerability on the A350 XWB.To give you a bit of clarity, Panasonic says its IFEC offerings – including eXPhone and eXConnect – are indeed line-fit offerable […]

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TAM is busting out with new aircraft interiors

UK design firm Priestmangoode is cooking with gas these days. The company has just sealed a deal to redesign aircraft interiors on TAM’s entire fleet, including the Brazilian operator’s forthcoming Boeing 777s and Airbus A350s.The three-year deal, awarded to Priestmangoode after an international competitive pitch process, includes a redesign of all seats in all classes, […]

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Wireless IFE back in the fray

Just because Boeing opted against wireless IFE solutions for its 787 doesn’t mean airframers are not interested in making that sort of architecture available. Take Airbus, for example. “In combination with our approach to connectivity we continue to study and research wireless IFE with industry players that have complementary offers to Airbus products in the […]

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No way, no how? And another AirAsia X revelation

Boeing Commercial Airplanes manager, media relations Jim Proulx read my standing-seats blog from yesterday and was kind enough to weigh in on the subject for my feature. Here is Boeing’s on-record stance: “We are not contemplating standing-only accommodations on Boeing jetliners, nor do we have any plans to do so. Among other things, stringent regulatory […]

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Q&A with Airbus on its connectivity strategy

I’ve just posted a rather lengthy piece about the debate over Airbus’ connectivity strategy on Flight Global’s new IFE&C channel, so do check it out if you get the chance. Since I was writing within the boundaries of magazine space constraints, however, I didn’t get a chance to report Airbus’ full comments. Pasted below is […]

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Why has Airbus not made AeroMobile line-fit offerable on its aircraft?

The other day, in-flight mobile communications provider AeroMobile announced it has completed certification of its system on the Boeing 777-300ER, bringing to six the number of aircraft types now certified. The others are the Airbus A330, A340-300 and A340-500 plus the Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 variant aircraft. What AeroMobile’s statement didn’t mention, however, is that […]

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I’ve got a jetliner cabin for you

As engineers consider interiors for new-design aircraft, it’s helpful to take a look at some of the most innovative designs of the past and present as well as concepts that have been mulled for today’s latest generation aircraft, such as the Airbus A380. To do that, I’ve received permission to publish an array of photos from what is perhaps […]

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