Thierry Dubois

Bids for Paris airport could face referendum 
The French government sees selling all or part of its 50.6% stake in Paris airports as a way to help reduce public debt and fund technical innovation.
Ryanair to introduce pilots to flight replay tablet app
Ireland’s Ryanair has signed up with CEFA Aviation for a flight replay app that its pilots will be able to use in the cockpit once the aircraft is parked.
BEA begins new search for key fragment in Air France A380 engine failure 
French air accident investigation bureau BEA is gearing up for a new search phase in Greenland, still hoping to find a key fragment of the Air France Airbus A380 engine that lost its fan in flight on Sept. 30, 2017.
French group predicts rise in certification costs after MAX crisis 
Officials from French aerospace industry association GIFAS are predicting the ongoing safety crisis around the Boeing 737 MAX will cause certification costs to increase.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Airbus eyes more customized passenger service 
The internet-of-things platform Airbus introduced last week for cabin equipment may be seen as a first step toward a more customized experience for the passenger, according to Airbus VP-cabin marketing Ingo Wuggetzer.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Diehl developing higher-quality cabin loudspeaker 
Diehl Aviation is developing an innovative way to replace conventional loudspeakers in the passenger cabin, using the lower panel of the overhead baggage compartment as a membrane.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Latécoère touts Li-Fi as faster than Wi-Fi 
Aerostructure and wiring specialist Latécoère is developing a Li-Fi system, based on light signal transmission via optical fiber and light-modulation infrared LEDs, as a way to increase the bandwidth of IFE systems.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Airbus promotes lower-cost business class seat 
Airbus is promoting the newly created “Settee Corner” concept for business class, combining flexible use and lower production cost.
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AIX Hamburg 2019: ATR plans assistance for hearing-impaired 
Turboprop manufacturer ATR is developing a system designed to make its cabins more accommodating for passengers who wear hearing aids.
AIX Hamburg 2019: American A321neo takes off with Airbus XL baggage bins 
American Airlines has begun using Airbus’ Airspace XL overhead baggage bins in revenue service on an A321neo, thus becoming the first carrier to operate the new equipment.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Panasonic introduces interactive inflight map 
Panasonic is launching an augmented moving map with more interaction possibilities for inflight passenger entertainment (IFE).
AIX Hamburg 2019: Airbus continues to promote lower-deck cabin module 
Airbus has yet to find a customer for its lower-deck cabin module, but promoters have clearer ideas on how to market and certify it.
Thierry Dubois
Airbus upgrades ‘Day & Night’ first-class concept 
Airbus has made a prominent change to its Day & Night first-class concept, the “night” area of which now looks like a two-person bedroom.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Efforts revived on improving passenger sleep 
Aircraft interior design consultants, physicians and cabin amenity providers are reviving the airline industry’s efforts to improve passenger sleep, at a time when data gathering and analytics technologies are opening new possibilities.
Air Arabia to use A321neoLRs on new Southeast Asia routes 
LCC Air Arabia plans to use its incoming Airbus A321neoLRs to serve new routes in Southeast Asia.
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Apr 29, 2019

Mr. Muilenburg: please let the investigation teams determine the MAX crash causes

A golden rule of good industry journalism when the publication you work for covers the air transport business is that you never pre-judge the cause of an airliner crash. It is, I believe, something that holds true across the professional air transport industry: Let the investigation take its course and professionals determine the real cause....More
Apr 24, 2019

Boeing knows its hardest cost is restoring confidence

Boeing will have been glad to get today behind it, the latest in a series of grim days since the second 737 MAX crash and the new narrowbody was grounded....More
Mar 25, 2019

When KLM decided to take over Ryanair…

Five leading European airline CEOs had some fun during the recent Airlines for Europe (A4E) Aviation Summit, saying which rival airline they would like to run for a week and why....More

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