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Want to be linefit? Bring cash and a big customer!

Why is Zodiac’s SiT seat-centric in-flight entertainment (IFE) system offered linefit on Airbus A330/A340 aircraft, while the likes of Lumexis’ fiber optic-based IFE system and IMS’s own seat-centric solution (pictured above) is not? Well folks, like so many things in this world, cash plays a big part.Airframers can’t afford (and are unwilling) to do the […]

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

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Industry expert Jon Norris tables IFEC forecast for 2011

What does 2011 hold for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)? That’s not the easiest question to answer. After all, technology is moving SO fast, and a host of new players are entering the field. I decided to put the query to industry expert Jonathan Norris, who holds the title of vice-president cabin design office at […]

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PHOTOS: Inside Russia’s MS-21 mock-up

Russia’s next generation airliner, the MS-21, created plenty of buzz at the Farnborough air show. A partial cabin mock-up of the 150-210-seat family revealed Zodiac interiors with Zodiac unit Sicma’s integrated IFE/seat. All photos are courtesy of Will Horton. Check it out.

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The Sicma IFE system that Royal Jordanian will launch

I cannot tell a lie. Zodiac unit Sicma Aero Seat’s new audio/video on demand (AVOD) IFE system managed to fly beneath my radar for some strange reason. But I remedied that at the Dubai air show. Hear Zodiac explain why this system, which has been “specially developed to facilitate its integration on seats”, and will […]

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Zodiac’s new fully-flat business class seat revealed

Zodiac Aerospace has launched a new, fully-flat business class seat (the 7812) that is, well, fully flat! Not just lie-flat! And VERY comfortable. I took a test ride at the Dubai air show.  

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