The US Department of Transportation is pushing (meekly) towards more accessible lavatories on board single-aisle aircraft. Airlines don’t want to spend the cash and are protesting the lack of options available to meet the new rules. But the LAV4ALL concept from FACC could represent a tipping point for the market. We talk with Christian Mundingler, VP Aftermarket Services from FACC, about how the new product came to life and where you might expect to see it flying on this episode of the Weekly Wrap.
Also on this week’s show:
- Gogo is adding more wifi time on board, with the system now able to kick in at 3,000 feet instead of 10,000 feet.
- Viasat opened up the speed caps for its BizAv network
- Ka-band connectivity is now flying in China on Qingdao Airlines, powered by ChinaSat, Gilat and FTS
- OneWeb might be back in business, funded by the UK government and an Indian telecoms giant
- The three major alliances teamed up to produce guidance for passengers on what the “new normal” travel looks like today
- AF/KLM’s US-based maintenance arm is now distributing an electrostatic sprayer to help keep planes clean
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