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.
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.
Lufthansa banks on seating options with €2.5bn long-haul product upgrade
German carrier Lufthansa will equip more than 80 new widebodies and retrofit other aircraft as part of a €2.5 billion ($2.6 billion) long-haul product revamp revealed in Berlin today.
Qantas reveals ‘Project Sunrise’ premium cabin products
Qantas has unveiled first and business class cabin product concepts for its Airbus A350-1000s, which will operate the ultra-long-haul ‘Project Sunrise’ flights from Australia’s east coast to New York and London.
US aerospace supply chain faces long climb back to health
Boeing’s aircraft production rates remain significantly depressed from last decade’s highs – reflecting an aerospace industry struggling to keep up and facing what insiders describe as a long, difficult climb back to normalcy.
Collins’ aircraft interiors business faces long road to recovery
Collins Aerospace’ aircraft interiors business is lagging the company’s broader recovery due to the slow return of demand for international long-haul air travel.
Raytheon to combine military systems businesses and names Calio president
Raytheon Technologies has disclosed plans to consolidate two defence-focused divisions, reoganising its business into three divisions with Christopher Calio as its next president.
Emirates to offer GX Aviation broadband on A350 fleet
Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is to offer Inmarsat’s GX Aviation high-speed broadband connectivity on its Airbus A350 fleet, which it expects to enter service next year.
Korean Air receives first A321neo, debuts new short-haul interiors
Korean Air has taken delivery of its first A321neo – marking its entry as the region’s newest A320 family operator – as it unveils new short-haul cabin products including full-flat seats in business class.
Seating crash-test centre to be established in Northern Ireland
UK-based specialist Thompson Aero Seating is to establish a full-scale crash-test facility for aircraft passenger seats in Northern Ireland.