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PHOTO: Pimped out interior for 787 bizjet revealed at #EBACE11

Gore Design Completions is showcasing a radical business aircraft interior design concept for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner at #EBACE11 in Geneva. The design, which features an open floor plan, “is about movement and how it reflects its environment”, says Core Design Completions.  “Swirling patterns in the headliners, creative ceiling fans and the furniture construction and […]

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Udvar-Hazy talks to Runway Girl on 737 replacement, A320neo, twin-aisle narrowbody, MRJ-100, Koito debacle

Steven Udvar-Hazy, the most high-profile and influential man in aircraft leasing, gave journalists a lengthy interview immediately following the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) conference today in Scottsdale, Arizona.Because Hazy gave us so much fodder for stories, Flightblogger Jon Ostrower and I have decided to break the lion’s share of the interview on […]

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PHOTO: Under the Lufthansa blister lies a beautiful beast

The Mitsubishi MELCO Ku-band antenna fitted to 69 Lufthansa aircraft is considered a majestic masterpiece of engineering. But the antenna has a few quirks (one of the reasons why Lufthansa missed its late summer deadline for launching FlyNet in-flight high-speed Internet, and later a planned mid-November launch).Lufthansa showed off the MELCO antenna on 30 November […]

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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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Six is a crowd: India reveals plan for 70-plus seat regional jet

“Monkey see monkey do. Just what the world needs, another bloody regional jet.” So said one observer upon learning that India is looking to build a 70- to 100-seat RJ. I’m guessing that the aviation industry may have a similar reaction. Reports out of India say state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has been asked by the government […]

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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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Rockwell on a Roll: Tapped by Mitsubishi to Provide Flight Computers, Pilot Controls for MRJ

Rockwell Collins on Monday plans to discuss an expansion of its relationship with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). But if you’ve landed on Runway Girl on this Friday night, I can tell you right now what that expansion entails.MHI has selected Rockwell to provide primary flight control computers, pilot controls and the horizontal stabilizer trim […]

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