Archive for April 1st, 2008

Champion Air to cease operations

Posted by admin on April 1, 2008

photo by Drewski2112
Minneapolis-based charter carrier Champion Air has announced that it will end operations on May 31, after 11 years of flying. “This is a sad day for the entire Champion family,” said Champion President and CEO Lee Steele. He went on to say that Champion’s “business model [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: V Australia will launch eXphone by year end

Posted by admin on April 1, 2008

New long-haul carrier V Australia is due to launch the eXphone onboard cellphone system jointly developed by Panasonic Avionics and AeroMobile before the end of the year.
eXPhone integrates AeroMobile’s mobile phone technology into Panasonic’s in-flight entertainment systems, supporting phone, text messaging GPRS data services and Internet access. The partners say that the resulting system is [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Lufthansa Technik invests in cabin systems shop window

Posted by admin on April 1, 2008

Already the home of Airbus’ cabin outfitting operation, the Hamburg region will soon have another centre of excellence to its credit, writes BRENDAN GALLAGHER. Lufthansa Technik is spending €10 million on its new Cabin Innovation facility, scheduled to open before the end of the year.
Lufthansa Technik is investing Eur10 million ($15.4 million) in a [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: QEST for the perfect Ku-band antenna?

Posted by admin on April 1, 2008

The ferment of activity in the Ku-band antenna arena continues, with the announcement that German supplier QEST is working on a lightweight bidirectional system designed to support broadband satellite communications for passenger aircraft.
Based at Holzgerlingen in southern Germany, QEST first came to the attention of the industry when it unveiled a unique, highly compact dual [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Mezzo magic the younger flier

Posted by admin on April 1, 2008

London-based turnkey IFE supplier Mezzo is to offer Cartoon Network content on the e.Digital eVU handheld devices that it supplies to its airline customers.
The deal will enable children to watch episodes of shows such as Ben 10, Skatoony, Johnny Bravo and Dexter’s Laboratory. “Our portable IFE system is great for kids, allowing them to choose [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Scott launches a pair of programmes

Posted by admin on April 1, 2008

Luxury carpet designer Scott Group is introducing two machine-made carpet programs ‘Above and Beyond’ and ‘Swift’ to the European market.
The American company designs and manufactures handmade and custom machine-made wool and silk carpets primarily for the VIP and VVIP private business jet market.
Above and Beyond’ offers five geometric grid patterns, which are architectural in [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Schneller surfaces Ease the Way

Posted by admin on April 1, 2008

Hamburg is the launching pad for a new low maintenance and cost saving solution to aisle and cabin surfaces from Schneller.
Schneller, develops and manufactures engineered decorative laminate and non-textile floor coverings for transportation and architectural industries. The company says it found that customers were unhappy with carpet textiles in galleys, aisles, cabin flooring under seats [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Sex, Lights and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Posted by admin on April 1, 2008

The Hamburg survival guide…
Many visitors to Hamburg flock to experience Europe’s largest red-light district. The Reeperbahn (Ropemaker street) is located in the historic dockside St Pauli district.
The Reeperbahn starts to get lively around 5pm each day. By late evening the street is heaving with people. The north-side of the street tends to [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: SEI looks toward Light jet work

Posted by admin on April 1, 2008

Italian helicopter completions specialist – Servizi Elicotteristici Italiani (SEI), the longtime preferred interiors provider for AgustaWestland helicopters – is to step up its efforts to become a major player in the fixed wing market.
“We are planning to start completion and refurbishment of light business jets which we think is a very interesting area of development [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Bull market for Aeristo

Posted by admin on April 1, 2008

Aeristo is feeling bullish about the prospects for its new carbon fibre leather product, which it has brought to the show for the first time. The vibrant range is designed for seating inserts and the interior accents market. The company is also showing off its new Aerovit stimulator seating system, designed to combat pilot and [...]


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