For nearly two decades Chris Brady led Acro Seating. As a co-founder and former CEO, Brady navigated the many challenges of bringing new seating projects to life. Now he aims to do so again with the launch of Unum Aircraft Seating and a pair of lie-flat bed options for the business class cabin.
Can Delta Air Lines continue to deliver outsized revenue gains in its premium cabins? The carrier appears focused on that segment, especially in the long-haul markets, even as domestic LCC competition heats up.
Norwegian startup Norse Atlantic will soon be able to operate flights to the United States. The carrier received tentative approval from the US Department of Transportation for its requested access to the US market.
The Boom Supersonic XB-1 engines are installed and running. The company released an update on the flight test program progress, including details on the installation and first test runs of the three General Electric J85 engines on board.
When the Airbus Perlan Mission II takes flight later this year it will soar higher than ever. And it will do so with a new in-flight connectivity link on board.
The next generation of Intelsat’s network gained two more satellites this week. The company announced plans to deploy Intelsat 41 (IS-41) and Intelsat 44 (IS-44) in geosynchronous orbit by 2025, expanding coverage, capacity, and – most importantly – flexibility of the company’s network across the globe.
New, modular lavatory designs will arrive on the Boeing 737 family, thanks to a new, long-term contract secured with Collins Aerospace.
For more than 20 years the National Transportation Safety Board has called for children under two years old to be safely restrained on board. Avelo appears to be the first US commercial airline making an effort to implement that recommendation.
Getting flat beds in business class on United’s upcoming A321XLR fleet would seem to be table stakes for a new aircraft configuration today. That it will be a new product, however, is very interesting. So, too, is what that means vis a vis spacing on board for premium economy and economy class seating.
It is not often that a senior airline executive departs that role, and even less often that the news is semi-buried in a press release. Which makes what comes next for Scott Laurence, formerly Head of Revenue and Planning at JetBlue, all that much more interesting.