All Systems & Interiors news – Page 4

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    How Diehl is building back


    The German company’s chief executive Joerg Schuler is glad to be focusing on growth again, instead of retrenchment. Sustainability, digital innovation, supporting the supply chain, and broadening the customer base are among his priorities

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    Expliseat aims to be lightweight champion in aircraft seats


    French company’s founders set out to create the lightest airliner seat on the market. Just over a decade on, their innovative product is beginning to gain traction outside the regional sector

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    Seating start-up Unum is ready to deliver


    After emerging as a new name in seating at last year’s AIX show, the company has finance in place, products on display and is poised to launch production – once its first order comes in.

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    Emirates to recycle catering utensils through closed-loop process


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is embarking on a recycling initiative to re-use plastic catering equipment through a local facility. Emirates says the initiative will cover old or damaged plastic trays, meal dishes, bowls and other utensils. They will be brought into a ‘closed-loop’ system through which they are recycled into ...

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    Flying to faster and free on-board wi-fi


    Once a novelty, rapid, reliable and even complimentary connectivity is something many passengers now expect. As satellite access improves and choices widen, the latest trends and advances will be discussed and on show at June’s Aircraft Interiors Expo.

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    How seat suppliers are adapting products for long-range narrowbodies


    As airlines deploy narrowbody aircraft on ever longer routes, seat makers are tasked with ensuring this does not result in a slimmed down premium passenger experience.

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    In depth

    Northern Ireland firms showcase prime seat positions


    The province is a global hub of the interiors sector, with two major tier one manufacturers and a mature and sophisticated supply chain

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    Airbus unveils new cabin concepts as sustainability shapes 2035 vision


    Airbus has unveiled the central pillars for shaping future aircraft cabin interiors from 2035, focusing on achieving sustainability through smart systems and biomimicry, while not compromising on passenger comfort. The airframer says its Cabin Vision 2035+ aims to use biomimicry to design lightweight internal structures, and harness traceability to recycle ...

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    Inmarsat rolls out ‘fastest ever’ Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity plans


    Satellite communications company Inmarsat is now selling a series of faster in-flight broadband plans as part of its Jet ConneX service with business partner Satcom Direct.

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    Off the menu: why airlines are offloading catering units to focus on flying


    Lufthansa Group’s announcement in April that it had agreed to sell its remaining catering business, LSG Group, to private equity firm Aurelius was the latest example of an airline divesting non-core units in order to focus on the bread-and-butter activity of transporting people and cargo.

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    Boeing seeks US approval for mini-suite installations on 737 Max


    Boeing is seeking authorisation to fit mini-suites to its 737 Max range, similar to those already approved in other aircraft types. The airframer states that it is proposing to install up to 32 of the suites – each featuring its own privacy door – on the Max 7 up to ...

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    Air NZ to launch bunk-bed concept on New York, Chicago flights


    Air New Zealand has unveiled more details about its “game changer” economy class sleep pod product – including price, configuration and which routes it will be deployed on – as it prepares for a 2024 service entry.

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    Seats among constraints backloading A350 deliveries


    Airbus’s widebody delivery profile for the year will be heavily backloaded to the second half, with seat supply among the bottlenecks with which the airframer is having to cope. The manufacturer handed over just five A350s in the first three months of the year – to Starlux Airlines, Turkish Airlines, ...

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    Flydubai shows off sliding-door privacy suite for business-class cabin on 737s


    Middle Eastern carrier Flydubai has unveiled a new premium business suite for single-aisle aircraft, which will include a sliding privacy door. The airline showed off the development at the Arabian Travel Market and states that it will be introduced on its fleet from November this year. Flydubai operates some 75 ...

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    Large batch of American A320s to receive cockpit-display upgrades


    Airbus is to upgrade the cockpit displays of more than 100 A320-family jets operated by US carrier American Airlines. The airline has agreed to fit liquid-crystal displays and new display computers to the twinjets. Airbus will upgrade the aircraft with the enhanced EEIS2 instrument system, it states, replacing cathode-ray tube ...

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    Start-up Merlin set to start autonomous Grand Caravan demonstrations


    Autonomous technology company Merlin has big plans to demonstrate its autonomous flight control system on a modified Cessna Grand Caravan in the coming months in Alaska.

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    Virgin Orbit files for bankruptcy 16 months after going public


    Space-launch start-up Virgin Orbit filed for bankruptcy protection in a US court on 4 April, a move coming 16 months after the company became publicly traded amid wide fanfare.

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    Bhutan Airlines opts for localised IFE on A319s


    Asian carrier Bhutan Airlines is to install the localised AirFi wireless system for in-flight entertainment on its Airbus A319 fleet. The AirFi equipment will enable passengers to access content on personal devices, including films, TV programmes and reading material. Bhutan Airlines operates to six international destinations, including Bangkok, Delhi and ...

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    Cabin comfort and cold-weather tests beckon for A321XLR prototype


    Airbus is looking ahead to the final maturity stages of A321XLR development, as it details the in-flight validation effort for the cabin-equipped flight-test airframe. The aircraft – a CFM International Leap-1A-powered twinjet, MSN11080 – is one of three prototypes participating in the XLR certification campaign. While intended for passenger cabin ...

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    ANA unit reveals cabin products; set for February 2024 launch


    AirJapan, the newly-launched medium-haul unit of Japan’s ANA Holdings, will commence operations in February 2024, flying to unspecified points in Southeast Asia.