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PM First – a novel economy seat turned into a bed

Air travel is most unlikely to be the same when we all able to get back into the air.  AirInsight estimates business travel to be off at least 10%.  In addition, T&E expenses are going to be reviewed downwards.  Even so, companies that send people to far off...

More insight into A350 program progress

We did an earlier look at this issue and now we can show more progress.  So far 74 have been delivered.  The table lists these along with the number of days from first flight to delivery.  We list the number of tests flights for each delivery.  On the whole, there has...

Premium #238 – How Will Aviation Keep Up with Technological Change?

Let’s take a look at what flying could be like 20 years from now.  Will the airport, aircraft, systems, and infrastructure be ready for an improved experience? It is 20 years from now.  What might the travel experience be? You no longer own a car, as Uber-Hertz will...

Is Zodiac Back on Track for the A350?

Published reports indicate that Zodiac Aerospace is making headway in its production shortfalls for both lavatories and seats that have negatively impacted Airbus A350 deliveries and caused a build-up of unfinished aircraft at the Toulouse facility.  The company plans...