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  • Flydubai 737 suite-c-Flydubai

    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 ...

  • Merlin Cessna Grand Caravan

    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.

  • LauncherOne and 747-c-Virgin Orbit

    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.

  • bhutan A319 title-c-AirFi

    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 ...

  • FTV3 A321XLR cabin-c-Airbus

    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 ...

  • AirJapan_B787-8_cr ANA Holdings

    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.

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    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 A350-1000-c-Qantas

    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. 

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    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.

  • Business Class Seating Collins

    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.

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    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 A350-c-Emirates

    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. Emirates says the A350s will be the first aircraft in its fleet to use the GX satellite network. The Dubai-based carrier has 50 A350s ...

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    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. 

  • seat test centre-c-Thompson Aero Seating

    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. The company aims to complete the dynamic test facility – fitted with a reverse accelerator sled able to generate 100g forces – in spring next year, and commence testing in the ...

  • A350-1000-c-Airbus

    A350 reconfiguration reclaims interior cabin length as well as width


    Airbus has gained close to a metre in cabin length by reconfiguring the A350’s interior, including shifting the rear pressure bulkhead further aft and moving the cockpit wall forward. Its updated configuration also includes widening the cabin by 2in either side, through re-sculpting the central fuselage sidewalls, taking the width ...

  • Qatar 787-9-c-Qatar Airways

    Italy’s Optimares loses legal case over axed Qatar Airways seat-supply contract


    Qatar Airways has emerged as the victor in a court case against Italian airline seat manufacturer Optimares, over the termination of contracts for design and supply of seats for Boeing 777-9, 787-9 and Airbus A321 jets. The contracts were originally agreed in 2018-19 and covered business-class seats for the Boeings ...