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PHOTO: United Boeing 757-200 N593UA with hump (finally)

United Airlines’ Boeing 757-200 testbed (N593UA), which is fitted with leather seats, 110V power and Row 44′s satellite-based in-flight connectivity system, serves as a sort of symbol of what the carrier could do to improve the passenger experience (and allows United to test Row 44 against Aircell’s Gogo, which is installed on a dozen of […]

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Koito is in a bloody financial mess (note to airlines with K seats)

Japanese firm Koito Industries isn’t wasting any time in separating its non-aviation businesses from its embattled aircraft seat unit, which has created an industry mess of epic proportions (even though few folks want to talk about it on record). The rubber stamp-loving company‘s board of directors has already passed a resolution to implement a plan […]

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VIDEO: Copa Airlines is “sold” on Boeing 737 with Sky Interior (#MROAM)

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VIDEO: What’s hot inside the aircraft cabin (2011) #AIX11

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VIDEO: Inside the brand new Bombardier CRJ1000

Bombardier’s CRJ programme chief Jean-Guy Blondin takes us inside the brand new 100-seat Bombardier CRJ1000 (deliveries only began last month). My video, shot this week at Bombardier’s Mirabel production facility, will show you Brit Air’s CRJ1000 cabin, the cockpit and even the new bigger toilet! And it includes lots of info about Bombardier’s in-flight connectivity […]

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Countdown to Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg

Is it too early to be looking forward to the Aircraft Interiors Expo on 5-8 April in Hamburg? Check out some of the action from last year’s big show! AIX Hamburg Exhibitor from aix_hamburg on Vimeo.

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VIDEO: New Runway Girl song in progress…really?

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Cathay shows off iPod connectivity with new biz class seat

Cathay Pacific has unveiled its new business class seat, with a Panasonic in-flight entertainment system (eX2). The carrier lays out all the details and provides pictures on its web site. But what I find most interesting is the close-up shot above provided by the carrier. Cathay is clearly excited about the iPod connectivity it will […]

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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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UPDATED: United wants “Fusion” integrated IFE/seats for Boeing 787s

Updated to include Boeing comment.Yesterday we ruminated about whether or not Boeing 787 customers should demand a retrofit of last generation in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems post-delivery as compensation for the programme’s lengthy delays. Today, let’s talk about whether or not 787 customers should demand new IFE systems pre-delivery. Boeing appears to be under pressure to […]

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