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Tigerair W-IFE Enters Revenue Service: Low Cost Carrier, First Class Entertainment

CloudStore by Arconics, the next generation, feature-rich, scalable and cost effective Wireless In-Flight Entertainment (W-IFE) platform, entered revenue service with Tigerair Australia on 23rd March 2015, less than 12 weeks after the contract was executed between Tigerair Australia and Dublin-based Arconics. Arconics customised, certified and deployed CloudStore W-IFE in time for Tigerair&rsqu...

Inflight Revolution Confirmed, PEC AIX 2016

Aviation software company Arconics shares the results of a recent online survey into airline passenger inflight entertainment and connectivity experiences and preferences, at the Passenger Experience Conference, 2016. Key findings: 81% of respondents regularly travel by air (monthly/a couple of times per year), with 7% flying weekly. 33% of respondents fly mainly for business. 100% of...

Victorian man who lost wife and son in Germanwings crash reportedly suing US flight school

An Australian man whose wife and son were among the 150 people killed when Germanwings Flight 9525 was deliberately crashed into the French Alps is reportedly suing the US flight school that trained the individual responsible. Victorian man David Friday is suing Lufthansa’s Airline Training Centre Arizona for failing to detect any problems with Andreas Lubitz, the German co-pilot who caus...

Lufthansa Technik's interior workshops enter into contract manufacturing

The interior workshops of Lufthansa Technik Base Maintenance in Hamburg anticipate opportunities from entering into contract  manufacturing of cabin elements for large aircraft manufacturers who are ramping up their production. The extremely flexible workshops at Lufthansa Technik can offer support through their extensive capabilities in engineering, design and production,...

Lufthansa Technik introduces emergency floor path marking system that matches interior

Engineers at Lufthansa Technik have now refined their emergency floor path marking system to be only visible when actually needed. “GuideU CustomFit” can be fully integrated in any carpet and flooring design. It will be introduced to the business community for the first time at the Aircraft Interiors Expo from April 5 – 7 in Hamburg. Torben Biehl, Head of product developme...

Lufthansa: New travel experience in the A350-900

The A350-900 provides Lufthansa passengers with a comfortable traveling experience. With its wider cabin passengers have more room and a generous sense of space. A self-service section in Business Class provides more passenger comfort, plus new seats in economy and larger monitors. Thanks to a special lighting concept, passengers arrive at their destination feeling more rested. “We want our...

Lufthansa Technik wins Surinam A340 contract

Lufthansa Technik  has signed a four-year contract with Surinam Airways to provide its total technical support offering on an A340-300 aircraft operated by the airline. Under the terms of the agreement, LHT will provide spare parts pooling services through its warehouse located in Amsterdam while also carrying out all aircraft checks at its facilities in Brussels and Frankfurt. The contrac...

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016: Airbus reveals full-scale cabin mock-up of A330neo, showcasing new “Airspace by Airbus”

Airbus showcases its new cabin innovations at this years’ Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany – the world’s largest event dedicated to the aircraft interiors industry, in-flight entertainment, connectivity and passenger services. At the centre stage, visitors to the Airbus stand will be able to experience for the very first time the new Airspace by Airbus cabin interior o...

‘Yankee Tango’ Celebrates A Milestone

A year ago, one of Lufthansa’s most popular aircraft was officially delivered by Boeing and I was there to experience what is perhaps the highlight of my ‘Avgeek’ hobby. On March 25, 2015 Boeing literally handed over the keys to Lufthansa’s 18th 747 and a small group of us took off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington and brought her home to Frankfurt.  Since ent...

Lufthansa Revises Decision: Will Now Accept More Airbus A320 Neo Deliveries

Lufthansa Airlines has announced that it will be accepting deliveries of more AIRBUS GROUP A320neo aircraft, with certain conditions. The statement comes days after the carrier had declared that it would not take deliveries of more planes until engine issues were fixed. The conditions that changed the company’s mind were not disclosed. According to Lufthansa’s spokeswoman, Anja Lind...

Flight Design confident of second quarter revival

German light aircraft manufacturer Flight Design is hoping to emerge from administration in the second quarter, following “productive talks” with potential investors. The Wildau-based developer of the CT-series of high-wing, light sport aircraft and the C4 piston-single was placed into administration on 11 February, after unsettled bills "totalling over seven-digit euros"...

Germanwings crash: Have cockpit doors changed?

It's one year since Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed, killing everyone on board. There was widespread concern that the captain found himself locked out of the cockpit by the co-pilot, but has anything changed? A year ago, a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf was travelling over the French Alps. The plane's final contact with air traffic control came at 09:30 GMT. The pilo...