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Buried, but…150,000 seats used by 32 carriers!!!

I’m buried in a mound of work so pardon me for the quickie blog, but you simply must read the following article: Japanese seat manufacturer Koito has admitted it fabricated safety data on 150,000 seats used by 32 carriers. We’ve been talking about this subject here and on Flightglobal’s IFEC channel. I wonder how many […]

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Koito mess forces All Nippon Airways to delay 777 interiors plan

I’ve got to rush and catch a flight out of Seattle, but do you remember my post the other day about seat manufacturer Koito being in hot water for falsifying 16g test reports? Well, we’re starting to see the fall-out. And it’s BIG! Full statement from All Nippon Airways: Apology>Delay in Flight Commencement of the New […]

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VIDEO: Details from Boeing’s 787 interior event in Everett

Wow. What a day. My head is spinning after touring 787 Airplane 3 (ZA003), the Dreamliner gallery and Boeing’s mock-ups for the 787, 747-8 and 737 Sky Interior.  Just prior to today’s adventure, Boeing director, 787 interior Tom Galantowicz  and other executives gave journalists an opportunity to ask some questions. Check out the video below. […]

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Join the fun as journos cover the #787cabin event

Today Boeing will debut the interior of 787 Airplane 3, which will be used for interior/passenger environment testing. From what I understand the aircraft is fitted with some seating, sidewalls, bins and lavs, as well as plenty of test equipment. In-flight entertainment systems are absent, and are not likely to make a showing until Airplane […]

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Anatomy of an idea (how MAXCABIN was born)

Design Q’s MAXCABIN sideways seating concept for short-haul travel continues to amuse and bemuse. Design Q has revealed that MAXCABIN evolved from a project conducted by Design Q for a primary school classroom. Want to see how it all got started? Check out the anatomy of Design Q’s idea (below). It makes for a more […]

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The changing face of passenger control

Technological innovation is leaping forward in the aircraft cabin, and it’s not limited to in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC). Premier design consultancy Priestmangoode, for example, is the brainchild behind new, ultra-high-end aircraft seat control devices that “control all the things in the passenger environment” such as seat adjustments and settings, massage, lighting and even the ‘do […]

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Exclusive: Design Q reveals new high-density seating concept

Are you an airline that wants to offer high-density configurations on short-haul flights but doesn’t want the media circus – and logistical headaches – of installing/certifying vertical seats? Well then premier UK-based consultancy Design Q may just have the answer for you. The company, which was instrumental in the design of Virgin Atlantic’s acclaimed “Upper […]

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Etihad gives interactive tour of in-flight offering

UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways has launched an advanced new online ‘micro-site’ to showcase its in-flight and ground experience. The carrier previously showed us pics of its new Airbus A340-600 first-class suites (which are sweet). Now it doing one better and offering “Experience Etihad”, a fully interactive 3D tour available at etihadairways.com. But here are […]

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Can you stand it? An in-flight bum shelf that is….

News that Chinese carrier Spring Airlines is considering a standing-room-only configuration for its on-order aircraft may give some folks in the interiors space a solid case of déjà vu (while giving Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary even more ideas). It wasn’t so very long ago that the Wall Street Journal broke a story about a similar […]

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Bombardier studies business-class seats for Q400 NextGen

Norwegian regional Wideroe today made headlines for taking delivery of Bombardier’s first Q400 NextGen turboprop. If you are a regular reader of RWG, you already knew Wideroe was earmarked for this bird, which features LED lighting, new ceiling panels, “dished” window sidewalls to maximize light entering through the window, and larger overhead luggage bins. Wideroe has opted to […]

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