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#EBACE11: Comlux will take your questions aboard the A320 Prestige

Comlux America has delivered its first VVIP cabin of an Airbus A320 Prestige, and is showing off the final product at #EBACE11. I first saw this Prestige last year when I covered the grand opening of Comlux America’s completion center in Indianapolis. Tomorrow, I’ll get the chance to fly on the Prestige over the Swiss […]

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AirAsia warns chatterboxes as it fits fleet with OnAir

Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia is vowing to offer OnAir’s in-flight mobile connectivity solution across its entire Malaysian Airbus A320 fleet, allowing passengers to use their phones for data and voice. Just don’t be a chatterbox, warns the carrier. In a message about cell phone etiquette, printed in the carrier’s latest in-flight magazine, AirAsia says the […]

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PHOTOS: Will I need a butt cushion for Lufthansa’s new seat?

I don’t have a lot of cushion on my derriere these days (although I’m going to work hard to change that over the holidays…more stuffing please!). So, when I saw the new slim seat being fitted to Lufthansa’s short- and medium-haul fleet, I must admit I cringed just a little bit and wondered whether I […]

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PHOTOS: Twin-aisle narrowbody is a piece of cake

If the contest for Republic Airways Holdings’ narrowbody order had not been a contest, and merely involved a creatively financed, unchallenged arrangement between the US carrier and Bombardier, then it is safe to say that the aviation industry would not exactly be buzzing about the CSeries, and Airbus and Boeing would not be evaluating the […]

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Airbus interiors chief talks about benefit of ‘fixed recline’ seats

Spirit Airlines has become the latest carrier to offer new fixed recline seats, with the announcement that it is deploying Brice Seating’s new ‘B3100 Featherweight Super Light seat design’ across its Airbus narrowbody fleet (see specs). The US low-cost carrier may receive some negative press for its move to a fixed recline, but is the […]

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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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Two aisles are better than one

A few months ago I posted a blog about how airlines could freshen up the cabins of their current-model Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies with new twin-aisle configurations. Well, the concept of a twin-aisle narrowbody is back in the fray, but this time, for new-design aircraft. Airlines – particularly some European airlines – are understood to […]

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Airbus releases OIT on Koito seat debacle (here’s the text!)

The news for Koito Industries keeps getting worse. Yesterday, EASA told me it isn’t ruling out an airworthiness directive, after the Japanese firm falsified safety data on 150,000 seats in the world fleet. In advance of that, however, Airbus has just released an operators information telex (OIT) on the situation. OPERATORS INFORMATION TELEX – OPERATORS […]

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Enter the twin-aisle narrowbody

Airbus and Boeing remain under pressure from airlines to define their narrowbody replacement plans. But with strong backlogs for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, neither airframer appears too terribly worried about would-be successors. Instead they have been developing their current programmes to improve efficiency. Airbus may even opt to re-engine the A320. That is […]

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Continental to launch 80-channel live TV system this month

So said Continental Airlines chief operating officer Jeff Smisek at the JP Morgan conference today. I’ve written about Continental’s plan in the past, so check out the following link for more info. Yes, the carrier is slightly delayed in bringing this to market. It hoped to have the system running last month. But what’s a month […]

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