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Stirring things up…

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Rome, where I was honored to have the opportunity to speak about one of my favorite topics – in-flight connectivity – at the ERA General Assembly (you can find my full presentation via this link).As you can imagine, intra-European regional operators are not exactly chomping at the […]

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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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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: FlyDubai 737 gets gussied up with Lumexis IFE

By now, most of you are aware that Lumexis has completed installation of its lightweight fiber optics-based in-flight entertainment system (IFE) – integrated with Recaro seats – on the first of many FlyDubai Boeing 737s. But the story of how the retrofit was accomplished is fascinating, and worth highlighting. Because the Lumexis system is not […]

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Thai picks Recaro to replace Koito for A380 seats #FARN10

I’m getting ready to head out the door to catch a flight this evening to London for the Farnborough air show ( #FARN10 on Twitter). Before I do, I just wanted to give you a heads up about an interesting new development in the continuing saga that is the Koito Industries debacle.Thai Airways International’s board […]

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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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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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Recaro’s timing is impeccable

Two statements released by Recaro Aircraft Seating within less than a week of each other are…very interesting to say the least!The firm, on 18 February, announced it has opened a new sourcing center in Shanghai. The new office “enables us to purchase selected materials in Asia and to take advantage of the savings potential available […]

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Talking seats, IFEC and angry directors with the Airplane Geeks

Sit me down and ask me to talk about in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and aircraft interiors, and you’ll have a hard time shutting me up! That’s what the Airplane Geeks discovered after I agreed to join them in their weekly podcast.In addition to addressing hot topics like the Koito seat mess (and how carriers […]

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VIDEO: Economy seats for portly Americans

With one third of Americans now considered obese, seat manufacturers are looking at ways to accommodate passengers’ extra girth while satiating airlines’ incessant demands for high-capacity configurations. An NBC affiliate in North Texas has posted a great story about seat maker Recaro – which manufactures seats locally – and its efforts to make room for […]

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