Systems & interiors

  • A350 ATTOL
    News

    A350-1000 demonstrates vision-based automatic take-off

    2020-01-16T15:18:00Z

    Airbus has demonstrated a fully-automated A350-1000 take-off using a vision-based system which tracks the runway centreline and rotates the aircraft without side-stick input from the pilot. The initial departure with the test system was carried out at Toulouse on 18 December and the crew of five performed eight flights ...

  • Aerion AS2
    News

    Aerion selects more suppliers for in-development supersonic business jet AS2

    2019-12-24T20:39:00Z

    Supersonic business jet developer Aerion Supersonic has selected several more suppliers of components for its in-development AS2 jet, which the company hopes will conduct first flight in 2024.

  • B737 Max 8 cockpit
    In depth

    Intense scrutiny on Boeing overshadows unaddressed lessons from 737 Max crashes

    2019-12-23T18:10:00Z

    Boeing’s 737 Max updates have largely addressed concern about the aircraft’s flight control system, however broader risks involving pilot training and aircraft maintenance remain unresolved, say aviation safety experts and commercial pilots. 

  • Spirit AeroSystems ships 10,000th 737 fuselage
    News

    Spirit AeroSystems to halt 737 airframe production in January

    2019-12-20T14:58:00Z

    Wichita airframe manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems will suspend production of Boeing 737 fuselages in January 2020 in what amounts to a massive fallout from the grounding of the 737 Max.

  • pHENOM 100e
    News

    Phenom 100 gets approval for Garmin G1000 NXi upgrade

    2019-12-19T16:15:00Z

    Garmin has secured US certification for the next-generation G1000 NXi integrated flightdeck on the Embraer Phenom 100, and says its will perform the first upgrades on the entry-level business jet “very soon”.

  • A350 touchscreen 1
    News

    China Eastern receives first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

    2019-12-19T08:26:00Z

    China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of the first Airbus A350 to be fitted with a touchscreen option for the large displays in the aircraft’s cockpit. The initial aircraft to receive the option is an A350-900, MSN373, which is registered B-30CW. FlightGlobal had reported last year that Airbus ...

  • Zipair Tokyo Economy Seat
    News

    Zipair Tokyo reveals cabin for 787-8s

    2019-12-19T08:25:00Z

    Japanese start-up carrier Zipair Tokyo has equipped its first Boeing 787-8 aircraft with Jamco and Recaro seats. This is configured with 290 seats across two classes, with Jamco supplying 18 full-flat seats in business class and 272 seats in economy class from Recaro. Source: Zipair Tokyo ...

  • Recaro produces about a third of its seats in China
    News

    Recaro boosts capacity at China factory

    2019-12-12T07:44:00Z

    Recaro Aircraft Seating has opened its expanded production facility in Qingdao, China, increasing production capacity at the site to 60,000 seats per annum. The expansion adds 7,500 square metres and will accommodate up to five new assembly lines. Source: Recaro Recaro produces about a third ...

  • Thales future cockpit - Thales
    Opinion

    Will technology transform efficiency of flight?

    2019-12-03T10:05:00Z

    In his classic A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking freely admitted he struggled to visualise multiple dimensions – barely coping with two. If the physicist who upturned thinking about black holes, relativity and quantum mechanics could not quite grapple with the shape of the universe (or in his case, ...

  • AdientDubai-c-BillyPix
    News

    Seating firm Adient Aerospace snaps up Lift by EnCore

    2019-12-02T19:51:00Z

    Aircraft seating joint venture Adient Aerospace has significantly increased its operation with the acquisition of economy-class specialist Lift by EnCore.

  • Ameco A319CJ 1
    News

    Ameco unveils A319CJ cabin mock-up

    2019-12-02T05:20:00Z

    Chinese MRO firm Ameco has unveiled a full-scale cabin interior mock-up of the Airbus A319 corporate jet, its first for the variant.

  • News

    Invert Robotics partners NDT to progress in aviation

    2019-11-28T07:40:00Z

    New Zealand robotics company Invert Robotics has partnered with US aerospace non-destructive testing group NDT Solutions (NDTS) in a deal that will see its innovative robotic solution developed for aerospace applications.

  • News

    Boeing communications head to resign

    2019-11-22T18:25:00Z

    Boeing’s senior vice president of communications, Anne Toulouse, will be retiring from her post in 2020, the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer says in a statement on 22 November.

  • LM-100J
    News

    Lockheed eyes night firefighting with LM-100J

    2019-11-20T01:17:00Z

    Lockheed Martin is eager to develop a unique night firefighting capability for its LM-100J FireHerc variant.

  • News

    ​Sain succeeds Nakano as CEO of Panasonic Avionics

    2019-11-19T21:54:00Z

    Panasonic Avionics has hired former Boeing Global Services executive Ken Sain as chief executive, succeeding former CEO Hideo Nakano.

  • News

    Airbus and EasyJet to jointly study electric aircraft

    2019-11-19T13:08:00Z

    EasyJet and Airbus have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly assess the potential of hybrid- and full-electric aircraft for short-haul flights across Europe.

  • News

    MEA picks Honeywell avionics for new Airbus fleet

    2019-11-18T10:36:00Z

    Middle East Airlines has signed an agreement with Honeywell for cockpit technology in its new Airbus fleet.

  • News

    UAE to join MBDA effort on SmartGlider missile

    2019-11-18T08:00:00Z

    Missile maker MBDA is looking to collaborate with the UAE on the development of its SmartGlider munition as part of an agreement between France and the Middle Eastern nation.

  • News

    DUBAI: Honeywell and S&K seal support pact

    2019-11-17T14:03:52Z

    ​Honeywell and MRO provider S&K Logistics Services have signed an agreement that will reduce the downtime and cut costs for customers buying defence equipment via the US government’s Foreign Military Sales mechanism.

  • News

    DUBAI: ATR taps growing interest in onboard streaming

    2019-11-17T13:59:44Z

    ATR foresees increasing demand for in-flight streaming on its turboprops, more than a year after it launched its Cabinstream in-flight entertainment system.