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#PAS11 VIDEO: Inside the Korean Air Airbus A380 at Paris

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Get thyself over to the LinkedIn IFE group stat!

The in-flight entertainment group on LinkedIn is proving to be an absolute treasure trove of information with industry experts weighing in on a number of timely topics, including whether IFE newcomers will have any success in snatching some market share off the big guys, Panasonic and Thales. If you haven’t yet joined, you’re missing out! […]

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VIDEO: First look inside Thai’s Airbus A380?

Last month Thai Airways International confirmed the configuration of its Airbus A380 aircraft, saying it will offer a three-class configuration and a total of 507 seats (12 first class seats, 60 business class seats and 435 economy class seats – Recaro, not Koito, ahem). Now an unofficial graphics video has emerged showcasing the interior of […]

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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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UPDATE 1: Break out your Bunsen Burners, the FAA Koito AD has hit!

Updated to note that the EASA AD hit this morning. BLOG: With everyone from Boeing to Koito Industries to Continental Airlines begging more time, and some – like the Association of European Airlines (AEA) and the Association for Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) – suggesting the measure is unwarranted, the US FAA has issued its airworthiness […]

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US Airways and transatlantic torture treatment

It’s official. All these back-to-back trips are kicking Runway Girl’s butt just a little bit. The upside to being a road warrior is that I’m getting to experience the downside of the passenger experience on a regular basis (US Airways, you know I’m looking right at you), and can attest with complete certainty to the […]

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VIDEO: Inside the Comlux ACJ320 at #EBACE11

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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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Stand-up seat advocate Aviointeriors reportedly downsizing

Aviointeriors, the Italian firm that showcased a shocking saddle-like stand-up seat at last year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo, is in trouble. I’m not even going to pretend to understand Italian, but this can’t be good. A Google translation of the piece above reads like a sad poem about extremely unhappy workers. You open another parenthesis dark […]

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How “The Simpsons” helped to shape ANZ’s 777-300ER product

Having tabled a feature for Airline Business about the ever-evolving passenger experience, I’m remindedagain of the staggering amount of work that went into developing one of the most passenger-centric long-haul products on the market – Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 777-300ER offering. But didyou know that the popular cartoon The Simpsons played a role in […]

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