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Bombardier sees strong niche for all-premium CSeries

Right now a friend of mine is flying from London City to New York JFK aboard British Airways’ new all-premium Airbus A318 service. Said friend is genuinely excited about his trip, and yet he has probably flown darn near every aircraft in darn near every configuration. With such unbridled enthusiasm for the all-premium concept still […]

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Zodiac’s new fully-flat business class seat revealed

Zodiac Aerospace has launched a new, fully-flat business class seat (the 7812) that is, well, fully flat! Not just lie-flat! And VERY comfortable. I took a test ride at the Dubai air show.  

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Legs in the air

This John McPherson cartoon, running in the local Lancaster newspaper, put a smile on my face this morning. It gives new meaning to the idea of having one’s ‘legs in the air’, ahem. Don’t be getting any ideas O’Leary, ya monkey.

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VIDEO: Bizjet interiors that rocked in Dubai

Whether it was Dassault’s in-house aircraft interiors solutions for the Falcon line or Design Q’s work on a Bulgaria BAe-146, aircraft interiors rocked in Dubai (as did the Saab laser-guided missile defense system – now that’s a big gun!).

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VIDEO: Panasonic gets radical with Fusion integrated seat

To the casual observer, Panasonic Avionics’ new Fusion integrated seat might seem like just another seat with some sleek IFEC (really sleek…hello highly connected IFE with social networking like Twitter and FaceBook). But Fusion is much more than that. It could pave the way for a sea change in how IFEC manufacturers, aircraft interiors specialists and seat […]

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The changing face of passenger control

Technological innovation is leaping forward in the aircraft cabin, and it’s not limited to in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC). Premier design consultancy Priestmangoode, for example, is the brainchild behind new, ultra-high-end aircraft seat control devices that “control all the things in the passenger environment” such as seat adjustments and settings, massage, lighting and even the ‘do […]

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Staying seated on James Park Associates’ Cirrus

During the Paris air show in June, I broke the story that US Airways would launch the James Park Associates (JPA)-designed Cirrus seat on its new Airbus A330s. Some journalists tried to debunk my story, referencing vague quotes from US Airways that the seat RWG sat on in Paris was not the seat being selected […]

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Switchable seconds – oh yes, people are counting

Earlier this week I posted a video showing a simulation of Boeing’s 787 electrochromic windows. And I asked the question – is the switching speed in the video a far-faster-than-real-life simulation? It’s hard to know for certain. But Boeing is still using a 100-second switching speed in its advertising materials. Check out the following link:http://video.boeing.com:8080/asx_external/events/787_interior_final_091707_300.asx […]

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