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#PAS11 VIDEO: All Nippon Airways gets frank about Koito debacle

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Boeing testing Panasonic IFE on production 787

Boeing today began 787 ground testing with Panasonic Avionics-made in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems on board, an industry source reveals to RWG. The testing is taking place on ZA102, the first production 787, otherwise known as Airplane 9. Boeing 787 launch customer All Nippon Airways in 2007 selected Panasonic’s eX2 IFE for its initial batch of […]

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UPDATE: The list of operators & equipment with Koito seats

UPDATED to make note that Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s are impacted too. The list will need to be revised to reflect this. News agencies from around the world have published articles about the Koito seat scandal, including our own. But nobody has been able to come up with a definitive list of […]

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Koito mess forces All Nippon Airways to delay 777 interiors plan

I’ve got to rush and catch a flight out of Seattle, but do you remember my post the other day about seat manufacturer Koito being in hot water for falsifying 16g test reports? Well, we’re starting to see the fall-out. And it’s BIG! Full statement from All Nippon Airways: Apology>Delay in Flight Commencement of the New […]

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Inspiration meets reality check with ANA’s in-flight offering

One has to wonder just how peeved is All Nippon Airways (ANA). The Boeing 787 launch customer, which has watched the aircraft programme suffer through delay after delay, has decided to roll out its latest in-flight products and services – branded “Inspiration of Japan” – on its Boeing 777-300ERs starting in February. You can see […]

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Chicago is the place for pilots next week

Louis Smith knows a thing or two about the aviation industry. A retired Northwest Airlines captain, who completed his career flying the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on international routes, Louis heads up FLTops.com, a web-only career planning service for professional pilots. I had the good fortune of meeting Louis earlier this month at the Boyd conference […]

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The air was thin, but here’s why Aspen was a gold news rush

Labouring for breath in Aspen made me realize a few things – A) It was a good idea to quit smoking (okay, I sneak the very odd one); B) I am incredibly out of shape (though grateful for my dad’s metabolism) and C) I should have booked the Boyd conference earlier and snagged a room […]

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GTF fans gear up for Farnborough

As the Farnborough air show rapidly approaches, excitement is building about order prospects for the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan-powered Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and Bombardier’s proposed CSeries.   Mitsubishi has already secured All Nippon Airways as launch customer, and is reportedly closing in on a second deal. Bombardier is rumoured to launch the CSeries at […]

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Pratt to meet with airlines on GTF later this month (cool pic)

I had a great chat yesterday with Pratt & Whitney about the geared turbofan (GTF), which is really starting to look dressed to impress these days. Pratt VP of next generation products Bob Saia told me that later this month executives will meet for a review with airlines, including a 15-member steering committee for the […]

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Image Risk Management: Boeing Begins Search for Asia Communications Head

Managing the risk to Boeing’s image in Japan associated with the late delivery of the first 787 to launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA) is one of the duties required of whoever is selected to be the airframer’s head of communications in the Asia-Pacific region. Boeing this week began an internal and external search to […]

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