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Burned by Koito? Don’t expect a payday, say sources

If you’re an airline hoping to receive compensation from embattled seat manufacturer Koito Industries, don’t hold your breath, say multiple sources. Kotio falsified test data, including crucial flammability data, on some 150,000 seats in the world fleet. Several airlines, including All Nippon Airways and Thai Airways International, have filed lawsuits against Koito seeking damages for […]

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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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Koito aircraft seat mess gets even messier

Koito Industries, the Japanese firm that falsified test data on 150,000 aircraft seats in the world fleet, reportedly set aside only 3.6 billion yen ($44 million) for compensation last fiscal year and 3.3 billion yen in the fiscal year ending 31 March. But with Thai Airways International now looking to sue Koito for up to […]

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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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VIDEO: Boeing still offering Koito seats (UPDATE 1)

UPDATE: Boeing has provided the following comment (which confirms the Business Week article): “Boeing has a team of a dozen to monitor Koito’s testing, along with the JCAB. Our team has been at Koito since late fall 2009. We are making sure tests are correctly done before allowing the seats to be shipped to Boeing’s […]

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