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The big seat squeeze: Do B/E, Zodiac and Recaro have room?

Aircraft seat manufacturers B/E Aerospace, Zodiac and Recaro (seats pictured above) have enjoyed plenty of new business ever since reports started surfacing from Japan that seat maker Koito Industries had falsified data on seats. And the ‘big three’ can expect an even greater windfall now the EASA and the US FAA have formally issued airworthiness […]

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Rockwell Collins IS BACK in the NEW in-seat IFE game!

Rockwell Collins will tell you that it never really left the world of in-seat audio/video on demand (AVOD). And, quite technically, Rockwell Collins is right. The company’s eTES and dTES in-flight entertainment systems are in operation on myriad aircraft in the world fleet, and the firm has continued to support these solutions for its customers. […]

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VIDEO: B/E Aerospace brings iPad to Pinnacle economy seat

Check out the my colleague Will Horton’s story on how “iPad as IFE” fan Jetstar is retrofitting with the B/E Aerospace Pinnacle seat and using the B/E iPad bracket (seen below). The fabulous nuggets one finds at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.

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VIDEO: My love affair with Air France’s new Affaires business class seat

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VIDEO: Inside the brand new Bombardier CRJ1000

Bombardier’s CRJ programme chief Jean-Guy Blondin takes us inside the brand new 100-seat Bombardier CRJ1000 (deliveries only began last month). My video, shot this week at Bombardier’s Mirabel production facility, will show you Brit Air’s CRJ1000 cabin, the cockpit and even the new bigger toilet! And it includes lots of info about Bombardier’s in-flight connectivity […]

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UPDATED: United wants “Fusion” integrated IFE/seats for Boeing 787s

Updated to include Boeing comment.Yesterday we ruminated about whether or not Boeing 787 customers should demand a retrofit of last generation in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems post-delivery as compensation for the programme’s lengthy delays. Today, let’s talk about whether or not 787 customers should demand new IFE systems pre-delivery. Boeing appears to be under pressure to […]

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VIDEO: B/E Aerospace unveils Zero Gravity seat at #NBAA10

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Pinnacle seat is B/E’s hottest-ever product launch

B/E Aerospace is raking in the orders for its new Pinnacle slimline seat. During an earnings conference call last week, the company’s president and chief operating officer Mike Baughan revealed that Pinnacle has become B/E’s most successful product launch to date.Key quote: “Pinnacle has been our most successful product launch and I would say the […]

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VIDEO: B/E talks Pinnacle seat integration with Thales IFEC

B/E Aerospace’s integration project with Thales is really quite something. But don’t just take my word for it. Here is what B/E Aerospace’s Alex Pozzi says about integrating Thales’ next gen in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system into the firm’s Pinnacle economy-class seat. The solution will be offered on Qatar’s 787s.

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Plenty of meat, but no sausage (IFEC/interiors update)

It has been a busy few weeks for this RWG with back-to-back-to-back trips on both sides of the pond. Along the way, I’ve picked up various bits of IFEC/aircraft interiors news that I’d like to share with you. (This meal is probably best served with German beer, but please no more sausage for the love […]

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