All Systems & Interiors news – Page 14

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    MRO players join forces to start sector-wide blockchain trial


    Multiple MRO players have formed a partnership to jointly investigate and set standards for the use of blockchain technology to digitally track aircraft parts.

  • Spirit AeroSystems Campus

    Spirit AeroSystems replaces finance chiefs after accounting mishap


    US aerostructures firm Spirit AeroSystems is having to deal with further pressure after it replaced its chief financial officer and a vice-president over an accounting mishap. Chief financial officer Jose Garcia and vice-president John Gilson, principal accounting officer, have resigned in the wake of the findings, which followed a ...

  • MC-21 PW

    Irkut plans Russian-built avionics suite for PD-14-powered MC-21s


    Russian authorities have detailed an extensive procurement scheme to replace the foreign-manufactured avionics of Irkut MC-21s with domestically-sourced alternatives. The procurement contract is valued at Rb1.7 billion ($27 million) is part of the Russian government’s import substitution scheme intended to reduce dependence on overseas suppliers. It takes into ...

  • Pegasus Hoist - Collins Aerospace

    Collins prepares for pilotless helicopter rescue with digitally-controlled hoist


    Foreseeing a day in the not-too-distant future when pilotless helicopters may fly to people in need of rescue, Collins Aerospace’s next generation hoist, the Pegasus, will have the ability to be controlled digitally – even eventually wirelessly.

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    Why Universal Avionics sees pilot shortage driving boom in wearable displays


    Universal Avionics believes that a lack of helicopter pilots in the future will mean operators will increasingly need to rely on solo pilots aided by automated technologies, such as helmets with augmented reality glasses, to handle workloads while flying missions.

  • Swiss Airbus A340 first class

    Swiss completes A340 interior upgrade programme


    Swiss has completed a cabin refurbishment programme on its five remaining Airbus A340s, to bring their interiors in line with the Lufthansa subsidiary’s Boeing 777 long-haul fleet.

  • A350 ATTOL

    A350-1000 demonstrates vision-based automatic take-off


    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

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


    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


    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

    Spirit AeroSystems to halt 737 airframe production in January


    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

    Phenom 100 gets approval for Garmin G1000 NXi upgrade


    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

    China Eastern receives first A350 with cockpit touchscreens


    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

    Zipair Tokyo reveals cabin for 787-8s


    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

    Recaro boosts capacity at China factory


    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 ...

  • CAE Virtual Reality trainer

    CAE debuts new virtual reality system for cheaper pilot training


    Pilot training company CAE has unveiled a new virtual reality training system it says can help militaries accelerate pilot training and reduce pilot training costs.

  • Thales future cockpit - Thales

    Will technology transform efficiency of flight?


    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, ...

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    Seating firm Adient Aerospace snaps up Lift by EnCore


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

  • Ameco A319CJ 1

    Ameco unveils A319CJ cabin mock-up


    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


    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

    Thales connected cockpit puts 5D flight management on horizon


    Thales is promising a “game-changer” in flight management systems (FMS) with an internet-connected but secure system designed to let pilots take advantage of the full spectrum of available flight, weather and air traffic data to realise optimised flight trajectories for time and fuel efficiency – from 2024.