Rumors of the death of inflight magazines are, perhaps, greatly exaggerated. While some feel the time is now for a shift to digital, pushed by the COVID-19 inflight sanitation concerns, Jonny Clark, Ink’s director of Business Development, still sees a huge upside to the business. And also has some evidence suggesting they’re not really a transmission vector.
We also touch on the retirement of Delta’s Mad Dog planes earlier this week and the transition of the CRJ line from Bombardier to Mitsubishi. And there’s another new seat design hoping to add comfort and security on board for travelers. But will it ever fly??
Here’s the breakdown of the main topics in this week’s episode:
(0:28) Delta retires its MD-88 and MD-90 fleet, and other aircraft retirements
(1:30) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries completes its acquisition of Bombardier’s CRJ program
(3:08) Middle East carriers introduce hygiene-focused crew at the airport and in the cabin
(5:20) Interview with Jonny Clark, director of Business Development, Ink, about in-flight magazines
(9:32) How Safran Seats is bringing Universal Movement’s Interspace portfolio to life
(11:59) RedCabin and SEKISUI KYDEX’s new Aircraft Interiors Materials Hygiene working group
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