Systems & interiors – Page 14

  • Spirit AeroSystems Campus

    Spirit AeroSystems 2019 profits slip, Max production to restart in March


    Aircraft component maker Spirit AeroSystems’ net income slipped 14% year-on-year in 2019 to $530 million, reflecting Boeing 737 Max issues, booked losses related to a 787 production rate cut and a decline in margins from Airbus A350 components.

  • AirNewZealand-EconomySkynestwithpassengers003

    Air New Zealand debuts bunk bed concept for economy class


    Air New Zealand has filed patent and trademark applications for full-length sleep pods in economy class, as it mulls installing them on its ultra long-haul routes. Unveiling the Economy Skynest, the carrier says it will decide whether or not to install the product after assessing the performance of its ...

  • A350-1000

    Airbus takes €100m charge to restructure key fuselage supplier


    Among the charges disclosed by Airbus in its full-year financial results is a €103 million figure relating to efforts to turn around German aerostructures firm Premium Aerotec. Airbus says the charge relates to a restructuring plan for the Augsburg-based company which is intended to improve the company’s position. ...

  • Curtiss-Wright and Honeywell showcase EASA-compliant Fortress flight recorders

    Curtiss-Wright and Honeywell showcase EASA-compliant Fortress flight recorders


    Aerospace company Curtiss-Wright is using the Singapore show to pitch a new-generation flight recorder that can collect 25h of cockpit audio, meeting a mandate for commercial aircraft set to take effect in 2021.

  • Airbus A320 recycling by AeroCircular

    Euramec develops A320 training device by upcycling cockpits


    Belgian specialist to use nose section to create flightdeck simulators

  • Safran electric harness

    MRO players join forces to start sector-wide blockchain trial


    Multiple MRO players have formed a partnership to jointly investigate and set standards for the use of blockchain technology to digitally track aircraft parts.

  • Spirit AeroSystems Campus

    Spirit AeroSystems replaces finance chiefs after accounting mishap


    US aerostructures firm Spirit AeroSystems is having to deal with further pressure after it replaced its chief financial officer and a vice-president over an accounting mishap. Chief financial officer Jose Garcia and vice-president John Gilson, principal accounting officer, have resigned in the wake of the findings, which followed a ...

  • MC-21 PW

    Irkut plans Russian-built avionics suite for PD-14-powered MC-21s


    Russian authorities have detailed an extensive procurement scheme to replace the foreign-manufactured avionics of Irkut MC-21s with domestically-sourced alternatives. The procurement contract is valued at Rb1.7 billion ($27 million) is part of the Russian government’s import substitution scheme intended to reduce dependence on overseas suppliers. It takes into ...

  • Pegasus Hoist - Collins Aerospace

    Collins prepares for pilotless helicopter rescue with digitally-controlled hoist


    Foreseeing a day in the not-too-distant future when pilotless helicopters may fly to people in need of rescue, Collins Aerospace’s next generation hoist, the Pegasus, will have the ability to be controlled digitally – even eventually wirelessly.

  • Universal Michelle James-c-BillyPix

    Why Universal Avionics sees pilot shortage driving boom in wearable displays


    Universal Avionics believes that a lack of helicopter pilots in the future will mean operators will increasingly need to rely on solo pilots aided by automated technologies, such as helmets with augmented reality glasses, to handle workloads while flying missions.

  • Swiss Airbus A340 first class

    Swiss completes A340 interior upgrade programme


    Swiss has completed a cabin refurbishment programme on its five remaining Airbus A340s, to bring their interiors in line with the Lufthansa subsidiary’s Boeing 777 long-haul fleet.

  • A350 ATTOL

    A350-1000 demonstrates vision-based automatic take-off


    Airbus has demonstrated a fully-automated A350-1000 take-off using a vision-based system which tracks the runway centreline and rotates the aircraft without side-stick input from the pilot. The initial departure with the test system was carried out at Toulouse on 18 December and the crew of five performed eight flights ...

  • Aerion AS2

    Aerion selects more suppliers for in-development supersonic business jet AS2


    Supersonic business jet developer Aerion Supersonic has selected several more suppliers of components for its in-development AS2 jet, which the company hopes will conduct first flight in 2024.

  • B737 Max 8 cockpit
    In depth

    Intense scrutiny on Boeing overshadows unaddressed lessons from 737 Max crashes


    Boeing’s 737 Max updates have largely addressed concern about the aircraft’s flight control system, however broader risks involving pilot training and aircraft maintenance remain unresolved, say aviation safety experts and commercial pilots. 

  • Spirit AeroSystems ships 10,000th 737 fuselage

    Spirit AeroSystems to halt 737 airframe production in January


    Wichita airframe manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems will suspend production of Boeing 737 fuselages in January 2020 in what amounts to a massive fallout from the grounding of the 737 Max.

  • pHENOM 100e

    Phenom 100 gets approval for Garmin G1000 NXi upgrade


    Garmin has secured US certification for the next-generation G1000 NXi integrated flightdeck on the Embraer Phenom 100, and says its will perform the first upgrades on the entry-level business jet “very soon”.

  • A350 touchscreen 1

    China Eastern receives first A350 with cockpit touchscreens


    China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of the first Airbus A350 to be fitted with a touchscreen option for the large displays in the aircraft’s cockpit. The initial aircraft to receive the option is an A350-900, MSN373, which is registered B-30CW. FlightGlobal had reported last year that Airbus ...

  • Zipair Tokyo Economy Seat

    Zipair Tokyo reveals cabin for 787-8s


    Japanese start-up carrier Zipair Tokyo has equipped its first Boeing 787-8 aircraft with Jamco and Recaro seats. This is configured with 290 seats across two classes, with Jamco supplying 18 full-flat seats in business class and 272 seats in economy class from Recaro. Source: Zipair Tokyo ...

  • Recaro produces about a third of its seats in China

    Recaro boosts capacity at China factory


    Recaro Aircraft Seating has opened its expanded production facility in Qingdao, China, increasing production capacity at the site to 60,000 seats per annum. The expansion adds 7,500 square metres and will accommodate up to five new assembly lines. Source: Recaro Recaro produces about a third ...

  • Thales future cockpit - Thales

    Will technology transform efficiency of flight?


    In his classic A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking freely admitted he struggled to visualise multiple dimensions – barely coping with two. If the physicist who upturned thinking about black holes, relativity and quantum mechanics could not quite grapple with the shape of the universe (or in his case, ...