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Carriers move to fit regional jets with in-flight connectivity

Cabin innovation in the commercial sector is not only occurring at mainline operators. In fact, regional carriers from around the globe – as well as airframers Bombardier and Embraer – are looking at ways to jazz up the interiors and technology on board their hard-working regional birds.Case in point – Libyan Airlines is looking at […]

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VIDEO: That’s a Hamburger wrap (well, sort of)

A number of themes emerged from the Aircraft Interiors Expo this week. I give a quick run-down in the video below, but I would be remiss not to at least mention here that all the  pre-show buzz about the iPad as IFE needs to be tempered. I chatted with some major content providers at the […]

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UPDATE: Banging on Boeing’s door for connected aircraft

UPDATE 2: I just saw OnAir chief Benoit Debains at the Row 44 booth – are these two talking? hmmmm – and suffice it to say that Benoit is ready to do another jig, since OnAir says its solution will be line-fit offerable on the 787 (see blog post below). During a recent unveiling of […]

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The action is in Hamburg this week

Flightglobal this week will cover the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg in a big way. Be sure to check out our special Aircraft Interiors Expo landing page for all the latest news, images and videos to come out of the show, which runs 18-20 May. And follow along on Twitter via the hashtag #HAM10. Here […]

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I’d like to tell you about Orbis

Last year, while I was scurrying from one interview to the next during the final day of the annual World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) exhibition in Palm Springs, California, Thompson Aerospace president and CEO Mark Thompson pulled me aside and asked if I could spare a few minutes to talk about something at his booth. […]

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VIDEO: What’s hot inside the aircraft cabin (2010)

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Time Economy Seat revealed (+ other Crystal Cabin finalists)

The finalists for the Crystal Cabin Awards for excellence in aircraft interiors innovation have been named. One of them, a University submission from TU M√ľnchen in Munich, is for a so-called Time Economy Chair, a concept conceived for special short rangeflights, “where commuters and travellers have nothing but carry-onluggage with themselves”, according to a brief […]

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SCOOP: WAEA seeks to include interiors sector in rebrand

The World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) wants to add the interiors sector to its mix, RWG can exclusively reveal.A WAEA spokesman confirms that members received a letter yesterday about the matter. They have until 7 May to vote on whether or not to rebrand as the Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) group. We’re already seeing evidence […]

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Geven’s ‘convertible’ economy class seat revealed

Innovation is alive and well in the economy class seat manufacturing sector. Take Italian seat maker Geven, for instance. The firm this year started offering a ‘convertible’ slim seat. Here’s how it works. A row of three economy class seats can be transformed into a business class (or premium economy class) solution by retracting the […]

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Weber, B/E and Recaro get SMART for Hamburg

I had a brilliant chat with Panasonic Avionics executive director of corporate sales and marketing Neil James today about the Integrated Smart Monitor (formerly known as Fusion), and, whilst I don’t have time to lay out all the goods, I can tell you the following delicious things:1)    The design language used to create the Integrated […]

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