Tag Archives | seat

Update: Delta Air Lines to launch Panasonic’s Fusion (Smart!!!)

Update: This deal is signfiicantly bigger than originally thought. Delta will bring Fusion to a sizable chunk of its 767s and MD-90s. See here for more info.  Big question – does Delta still plan to offer the Thompson Solutions Cosy Suites? Go to minute 1:33 on this video clip to see Panasonic’s Fusion (aka Integrated […]

Continue Reading
Crystal Cabin - Modular.JPG

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 […]

Continue Reading

Koito may not survive: B/E Aerospace

B/E Aerospace held a first quarter earnings conference call yesterday, and it was a goldmine. Asked by an analyst to comment on the size of the business opportunity arising from Japanese seat maker Koito’s problems, company co-founder, executive chairman and CEO Amin Khoury said: “Our Japanese competitor may not survive what they’re going through. And […]

Continue Reading

Scruffy Muffy…Mesa to spruce up aircraft interiors

Have you ever flown on a regional aircraft operated by Mesa Air Group? If so, you know just how shabby are the carrier’s aircraft interiors. Personally, I’ll never forget the interior state of the Mesa CRJ that flew me to Palm Springs last year for the WAEA conference and exhibition. The headrest area was all […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
Geven Convertible Image 2.JPG

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 […]

Continue Reading
BA first 2.JPG

Is British Airways weisz to launch a new first class?

British Airways tapped actress Rachel Weisz to show off its new first class cabin, which debuts today on a Boeing 777 headed for Chicago. The timing of the launch is, well, interesting, since many industry executives are foretelling the demise of first class. BA, itself, is mulling dropping business class on a number of short-haul […]

Continue Reading

VIDEO: Boeing gets slim for 787 economy class

Okay lads and lassies, you should know that this Recaro Comfort Line (CL) 3620 seat is NOT offerable on the Boeing 787 yet! Nonetheless, it is being shown in a side room off of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner seat gallery.  BUT, Boeing says a version of the ultra-slim seat – which is already flying in Qantas […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
Economy Skycouch Young Couple Stretched Out.JPG

UPDATE: Air New Zealand is such a tease

Air New Zealand is becoming a master at self-promotion. Whether having its crew get nearly naked in the name of aircraft safety or controversially examining the behavior of ‘cougar’ women, the Auckland-based carrier knows how to grab a headline with a little sauciness (and yes, bad publicity – for better or worse – can be […]

Continue Reading

Zodiac’s new fully-flat business class seat revealed

Zodiac Aerospace has launched a new, fully-flat business class seat (the 7812) that is, well, fully flat! Not just lie-flat! And VERY comfortable. I took a test ride at the Dubai air show.  

Continue Reading Comments { 16 }
Panasonic 32in screen.JPG

Panasonic takes big screens to the skies

Panasonic Avionics has unveiled what it says is “the highest resolution and largest monitor in the [commercial] in-flight entertainment space today”. The new 32in, high-definition LCD monitor is part of a package of new premium in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for Panasonic’s X Series product line. It was showcased for the first time in a […]

Continue Reading