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

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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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O’Leary serious about stand-up seats for 1hr flights

Ryanair’s O’Leary is serious about stand-up seats for 1hr flights. Apparently… Click directly on pic.

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Cathay’s A350 deal is big for Panasonic (plus Air France dish)

Cathay Pacific Airways has inked a letter of intent to purchase 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and plans to exercise purchase rights for six Boeing 777-300ERs. In turn, the carrier has become what I believe is the first publicized A350 customer for Panasonic Avionics’ global communications suite (GCS). Hong Kong-based Cathay last month signed a memorandum […]

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Emirates to launch in-flight connectivity on A380s!

Pssst….I’m hearing that Emirates today signed a deal with OnAir to bring the Airbus/SITA joint venture’s in-flight connectivity solution to its Airbus A380s. A formal announcement is expected to be released in the coming days. The deal opens up loads of talking points. Emirates is, after all, in the process of fitting OnAir rival AeroMobile’s […]

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VIDEO: Pay-to-pee used to be an Alaska joke

It’s not a joke anymore, of course, what with Irish low-cost operator Ryanair apparently now moving fast-forward with a plan to charge passengers to use its bathrooms. I wonder how long it will take before US carrier Spirit Airlines – which has just decided to charge for carry-on luggage -  follows Ryanair on the pay-to-pee […]

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UPDATE: NiceView infotainment to be installed on Lufthansa A380s

Lufthansa intends to offer the Lufthansa Technik-made NiceView passenger flight information and moving map system on its Airbus A380s, the first of which is scheduled to enter into service this June. NiceView provides various audio and video interfaces with the in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, according to Lufthansa Technik. Panasonic Avionics is supplying the IFE on […]

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Airbus releases OIT on Koito seat debacle (here’s the text!)

The news for Koito Industries keeps getting worse. Yesterday, EASA told me it isn’t ruling out an airworthiness directive, after the Japanese firm falsified safety data on 150,000 seats in the world fleet. In advance of that, however, Airbus has just released an operators information telex (OIT) on the situation. OPERATORS INFORMATION TELEX – OPERATORS […]

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Back on course. But of course!!!

A lot of people have been wondering why this blog seemingly veered off course after the Christmas holiday. Some are asking: “What happened to all the coverage about in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and aircraft interiors? Why are you writing about bloggers, social media, TSA agents, and misplaced notebooks? Would you please get a grip […]

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