Air China subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines has ordered 8,000 units of Recaro Aircraft Seating’s CL5710 business-class and BL3530 economy seats, which will be installed on the carrier’s 37 Boeing 737 MAX linefit and 14 Airbus A320 aircraft retrofit....More
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has awarded Akka Technologies, through its repair subsidiary Aeroconseil, a contract to overhaul cabins on 17 Embraer E170 jets scheduled to go into operation by Russian carrier S7 Airlines....More
Aircraft seating newcomer LIFT by EnCore has caused a stir for the second year running at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), revealing a 787 economy seat developed in direct partnership with Boeing....More
Airbus has unveiled the latest in a series of cabin upgrades for the A380, which together will allow airlines to add around 80 more seats and boost revenues, the Toulouse-based manufacturer said....More
Virgin Australia’s low-cost carrier (LCC) Tigerair Australia is looking at “bring your own device” intranet solutions for its remaining Airbus A320s, as it transitions to an all-Boeing 737-800 fleet....More
Hawaiian Airlines is revamping cabin interiors across the bulk of its fleet with the arrival of its first Airbus A321neos expected in the fourth quarter and a retrofit of its A330s well underway....More
Molon Labe has teamed up with BMW’s Designworks and Panasonic Avionics to create an economy-cabin design that would make the middle seat wider and more attractive.
A concept model of the novel design will be unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, April 4-6....More
South Korea's Asiana Airlines, which operates a fleet of six Airbus A380-800s, began service from Seoul Incheon to Frankfurt, Germany on March 5. ATW correspondent Kurt Hofmann flew on 10 hour, 17 minute flight, giving an exclusive look at the aircraft interior. Asiana also flies the double-decker aircraft to Los Angeles, New York JFK and Hong Kong.
Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will expand its inflight entertainment (IFE) options for all passengers and will offer extra business-class inflight service options in March....More
Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full responsibility and promised a full review of the company’s crew transport and over-booking procedures....More
Technology provider Thales has signed a contract with an unnamed customer, covering its entire suite of inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) products, which should be made public by June....More