Archive for April 2nd, 2008

Branson launches V Australian

Posted by admin on April 2, 2008

As an Open Skies agreement between the United States and Australia takes effect, Richard Branson’s newest addition to the Virgin fleet was announced earlier this week. V Australia, a division of Australian carrier Virgin Blue, will fly from Sydney to Los Angeles starting in December, competing with Qantas and United (which are the two airlines [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Premium throws lifeline to industry

Posted by admin on April 2, 2008

Premium Aircraft Interiors is launching a new ‘whole life’ aftermarket service at the show. Backed by the company’s extensive support infrastructure, Premium will offer MRO, replacement assets, inventory management, technical information and on wing’ support programmes, as well as product enhancements.
The company is building on the success of its ‘Meet and Greet’ support service, [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Colour boost for thermoplastics

Posted by admin on April 2, 2008

Cabin hygiene is at its best, and most colourful, thanks to a new range of Kydex thermoplastic sheets from Kleerdex Company.
The Kydex thermoplastic sheets have been designed with a built-in Microban antimicrobial product protection which is infused into the thermoplastic sheet during the manufacturing process to provide protection against the growth of bacteria in aircraft [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Hamburg deals out a full hand

Posted by admin on April 2, 2008

There’s never a dull moment in the effervescent world of handheld IFE, writes BRENDAN GALLAGHER. With most of the credible players present here at the show, now’s the time to go hands-on
Handheld IFE has been by far the most mercurial part of the cabin systems industry in recent times, with a string of [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Crystal Cabin shows clear winners

Posted by admin on April 2, 2008

Seven world leading designs were honoured at the second annual Crystal Cabin Award ceremony last night. The awards were created last year by the Joint Initiative (JI) “Hamburg – the place for aviation” to pay tribute to innovative concepts. This year’s competition attracted 44 entries, of which 18 went through to the final round. Walter [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Thousand-up for Panasonic eFX

Posted by admin on April 2, 2008

Panasonic Avionics has received an order for its 1,000th eFX inflight entertainment IFE system.
eFX, part of the company’s X-series portfolio, is a fully digital audio/video-on-demand (AVOD) offering optimised for single-aisle airliners. eFX and the widebody-optimised eX2 are lighter than previous-generation products, consume less power and offer more functionality. eFX customers include US low-fare operator [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Glowing product from STG

Posted by admin on April 2, 2008

STG Aerospace is showcasing its SafTGlo emergency lighting system.The world’s first photoluminescent emergency exit lighting and replaces normal electrical incandescent bulbs. Effectively it absorbs ambient light from the aircraft’s cabin and stores the energy, if the lighting disappears the SafTGlo system will immediately kick in and provide lighting for up to 16 hours.
STG says the [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Why IMS says handheld Passengers are happy

Posted by admin on April 2, 2008

California-based IMS claims market leadership in the IFE handheld sector and here at Aircraft Interiors Expo the company is showing examples of how it intends to consolidate that position.
Exercising the minds of the IMS engineers are new concepts for the in-seat accommodation of the company’s players alongside passengers’ own devices – this work is on [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: New Thales product makes instant connection

Posted by admin on April 2, 2008

Thales unveiled its TopConnect integrated connectivity/IFE offering here yesterday and said that two of its airline customers had already opted for the solution.
Based on the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband 432kbit/sec satellite service, TopConnect adds Internet access, email and text messaging functions to the company’s successful TopSeries AVOD inflight entertainment system. It can also allow passengers to [...]

Aircraft interiors EXPO: Taking intensive care in the skies

Posted by admin on April 2, 2008

Sweden’s SAS Technical Services is exhibiting its advanced medical air transport system (SAS AMAT System), including its mobile intensive care unit (MICU).
The system is a modular design customised to end user requirements. ranging from high capacity air ambulance to individual installations on commercial airliners and business jets.
Conversion of the aeroplane, or helicopter, can be [...]


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