The prospect of having to modify aircraft cabins in order to reduce the infection risk during flights will likely be another headache for cash-strapped airlines battling to survive the coronavirus crisis.
Irkut has commenced testing of a domestically-built inertial navigation system which will feature on a modified version of the Superjet 100.
Korean Air is selling its in-flight catering and duty-free businesses and has signed a memorandum of understanding with local private equity fund, Hahn & Company.
Airbus has concluded a two-year-long autonomous-systems test project after over 500 flights, achieving significant breakthroughs in technology demonstrations.
Vu Systems has completed development flight testing of what it describes as “civil aviation’s first passive millimetre wave (PMMW) sensor”, which promises to revolutionise operations in low-visibility minima.
Honeywell Aerospace has begun flight testing an automated system that will help urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles land autonomously.
Aircraft interiors providers face a 60% drop in available spend for their products this year as airlines operate in survival mode amid the Covid-19 pandemic, industry observers have suggested.
A VIP cabin concept for an Airbus A220-300 has been unveiled by two US business aviation services companies in a bid to showcase the regional airliner as a viable alternative to traditional large-cabin, long-range business jets and established VIP narrowbodies.
Honeywell Aerospace has unveiled a lightweight, low-maintenance cooling system for developers of urban air mobility (UAM) and electric aircraft, and has named the Eviation Alice as launch platform for the energy-efficient feature.
HAECO’s cabin solutions unit has rolled out a suite of hands-free devices that can be fitted into existing aircraft lavatories, amid growing scrutiny of onboard sanitation during the coronavirus outbreak.