The cancellation of the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg at the outset of the pandemic left the cabin equipment and services market without its key annual show. In the five months since, things have been tough for suppliers as airline traffic, orders and deliveries have sharply declined, along with demand for interiors products. Now, with the sector adjusting to a very different business environment, activity is slowly picking up, although the outlook into 2021 and beyond remains uncertain. In this special interiors focus, we report on some of the biggest recent developments, talk to major players, and assess the outlook for the industry.

First A321P2F by ST Engineering Airbus and EFW Enters into Service

First A321P2F enters service with Qantas

The first Airbus A321P2F converted freighter has entered service with launch customer Qantas, which will operate it under a partnership with Australia Post.

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Honeywell rolls out A320 family APU upgrade

Honeywell has released an upgrade for its APU fitted on Airbus A320 family aircraft, which it says will help reduce fuel burn and increase time-on-wing hours.

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A story of survival in aircraft interiors as Reheat is reborn

Founder of UK galley equipment repair specialist is cautiously optimistic after buying business from administrators of collapsed parent group

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Inmarsat and Hughes partner to offer in GX+ satellite connectivity product

Satellite communications providers Inmarsat and Hughes Network Systems have partnered to launch an in-flight connectivity product for North American airlines.